Meet Our Team

Andrew Smith

Lead Pastor
Born a Midwesterner but raised in the South, Andrew grew up hearing the gospel but not personally believing. After a stint of running and a redirection from pursuing law to ministry, Andrew received his undergraduate degree in Pastoral Ministry and Bible from Columbia International University. He later received his Masters in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological seminary while leading and growing a thriving student ministry. Andrew later planted a fast-growing multi-ethnic multi-generational church in Charlotte, North Carolina until moving out to Fresno to become the Lead Pastor of BridgeChurch in 2016.

Leadership Team

Dave Cowin

Ministry Services & Outreach Director

Jeff Loven

BridgeCreative Pastor

Robert Smith

Celebrate Recovery Pastor

Hayden McAndrew

BridgeStudents Pastor

Tony Kensinger

BridgeKids Pastor

Staff

James Alvin

Music Director

Timothy Apodaca

Facilities Manager

Keith Catron

Deaf Fellowship Pastor

Debi Lusk

Ministry Partner for BridgeCreative and Outreach

David Peters

Production Manager

Jane Peters

BridgeKids Coordinator

Susan Ramirez

Ministry Partner for Lead Pastor and BridgeLife

Andrew Reed

Communications Manager

Kirk Schapansky

Music Director

Ivan Urias

Iglésia Puénte Pastor

Jose Campos

Facilities

Jenn Bell

BridgeKids Coordinator

Rob Lowe

Facilities

Carla Payne

Receptionist