ABOUT US

MEET OUR CHURCH 

Together we are a family of God.  We love God and love one another.  We strive to live our lives in authentic and transparent ways in order to be transformed by Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit each day.

 

We value serving our community and reaching those outside the four walls of our church. Our heart is to heed Jesus' call to love and to serve the wounded and broken of our cities.   It is easier to stay within the walls of the church, but it is more effective to get out of them.  We believe God can use our church to transform our city!

 

We value the authority of God's Word and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, we encourage every church family member to join a Life Group to learn more about the Bible and to walk with each other in their faith journey.  

 

We are definitely not a perfect church, therefore we practice extending grace to each other so we can continue to grow together.

WHO WE ARE

Our Mission

Bridge Church focuses on helping you: grow personally and spiritually, improve your family and personal relationships, and serve our community through biblical teachings and the power of Christ. 

Our Vision

"Improving Lives and Families" At Bridge Church we want to see lives changed by the power of God. We believe that God is capable of restoring any life, no matter how broken it is.

Our Values

We highly value our relationships with one another and ultimately our relationship with God. We value the Word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We value God's grace for all of us and that same grace needed for the lost and broken to find hope in Jesus Christ.

OUR HISTORY

Small Beginnings

  1. Our story began in 2005 when Pastor Adelita Garza started a Spanish speaking ministry called Puente (Bridge) at Ventura First Assembly Church in Ventura, CA.
  2. In 2009, the ministry was launched as a Spanish speaking church plant named Puente de Vida in Santa Paula, CA. 
  3. In 2012, God guided the church leadership to have bilingual services for both our English and Spanish speaking communities. 
  4. In 2015, our first daughter church, Bridge of Life was launched in Santa Paula, CA.
  5. In 2018, our second daughter church, Ancla Segura was launched in Port Hueneme, CA.
  6. In 2019, our third daughter church, Misión Puente was launched in Puruandiro Michoacán, Mexico.

    We are thankful to God for growing His church.

OUR STAFF & BOARD MEMBERS

Pastor Adelita

Lead Pastor

Pastora Adelita founded Puente de Vida and Bridge Church. She received her Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Margarita LaRue

Administrator

Margarita keeps all of our financial books in order and creates a warm reception for everyone who visits our church on weekdays.

Ben Elisondo

Board Treasurer

The board ensures that the church is fulfilling its vision of ‘Improving Lives and Families. The board also ensures that we are managing our finances well.

Susana Wink

Board Member

The board ensures that the church is fulfilling its vision of ‘Improving Lives and Families. The board also ensures that we are managing our finances well.

Juan Bobadilla

Board Vice President 

The board ensures that the church is fulfilling its vision of ‘Improving Lives and Families. The board also ensures that we are managing our finances well.

Gerardo Cordova

Board Member

The board ensures that the church is fulfilling its vision of ‘Improving Lives and Families. The board also ensures that we are managing our finances well.