(who you'll see in the office!)
Pastor Dave serves as our Lead Pastor. He and his wife Ruth have been happily married since 1989, have five wonderful children and (according to their completely unbiased assessment), also have the four greatest grandchildren on the planet. Pastor Dave has a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Education from Freedom Bible College, and has a Master's degree in Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary, through a joint program with Canterbury Christ Church University in England. He's also the former lead guitarist for the same band actor Johnny Depp played in (Rock City Angels).
Pastor Kent hails from Texas and serves as our Executive Pastor, overseeing the daily operations of the Bridge Church. Kent holds a degree in Theology and Apologetics from Liberty University. Growing up as the son of a pastor, Kent has had many opportunities to serve in church ministry. He started in Worship Ministry at the age of eleven, and began preaching at the age of sixteen.
Nick and Bonnie Cuesta
Bonnie and Nick serve as our Student Ministries Directors and are involved in worship and online tech. Bonnie attended UConn and is finishing her degree with the University of Arizona, while Nick is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University. Both of them come to the Bridge Church to build and grow our teens and to help others come into authentic worship.
Ruth came on board in 2022 as our Children's Director. She has a degree from Broward College and over 20 years of experience in small, medium and large church settings. Ruth is also a mom of 5, and has a passion to see the lives of children impacted by the gospel.
Kim serves as our Communications Coordinator, digital content creator, and social media manager and has a degree from Western Career College in Sacramento. Kim, her husband Ryan, and their two daughters made the move to Idaho Falls from Washington in 2020. She has a heart to make Jesus known through media to the unchurched and dechurched of Bonneville County and the surrounding area.
Jarron serves as the Media Director at The Bridge. Jarron was born in Kansas, but has spent so much time in Texas that he now calls it home. He comes to Idaho Falls with over 10 years of media, technology and communications expertise. He is known for his adept communication and teamwork skills, and for thriving in fast-paced, dynamic settings, where his exceptional project management and time stewardship abilities shine. Jarron is happy to be finding a great community here in the Idaho Falls area.