Full name: Brad Bridges

Ministry role: As the Family and Next Generation Pastor, I serve the staff and volunteer leaders who lead our Children’s, Student, Young Adult, and Family Ministries. We love investing in leaders, families, and the next generation.

Your family: Married up when I married Lindsey. We still can’t believe God has blessed us with 3 amazing children who teach us new things every day.

Education: Bachelors in Music from Davidson College, Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, PhD in Intercultural Students from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (ABD), and continuing to learn and grow each day.

Quirks: I love cold weather. I love short sleeves in cold weather even better.

In my spare time I like to: Spend time with my kids, travel with my wife, watch/play sports, and go to a great movie.

Favorite scripture: “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35) Think about it. The creator of the universe became a man, lived on earth like us, and showed us how to love well.

Music that moves me: Classical, Bluegrass, Country, and Gregorian Chant.

What makes you laugh? Dude Perfect, The Office, and Funny Vine Compilations.

The most exotic place you’ve ever been to: My children’s bedrooms. (Just kidding!)

My hero: A little boy named Simon Birch from the book A Prayer Owen Meany AND my wife, Lindsey.

Hidden talent: Ping Pong.

Last meal on earth: Chick-Fil-A Nugget and Waffle Fry Tray. Why would you eat anything else?