Staff


  • Joe Evans                      

    Lead pastor         

    Joe and his wife, Tina, live in the Spokane area and they have two beautiful children, Noah and Hannah.  Joe is the Lead Pastor of The Bridge and is one of the original founding pastors.   His responsibilities are preaching, teaching, overall leading of the church, and counseling.  


    Joe graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Recreation from College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO.  He loves St Louis Cardinals baseball, hunting, and being outside.

  • David Pearson

    connecting pastor                  

    David joined the staff at The Bridge in July 2017 after serving as a Church Planter, Pastor, and Church Planting Catalyst in Philadelphia, PA for 18 years. David is responsible for helping The Bridge family connect with each other and the community, working with our Life Groups and ministry leaders.  


    He married his wonderful wife Kelly in 1990, and they have three daughters: Erin, Allison, and Emily. David and Kelly were both raised in Missouri and graduated from Southwest Missouri State University (it will always be SMSU to them). He loves almost all sports, traveling, and eating at small family owned restaurants (especially Mexican and BBQ!).  

  • RIck Acord

    Youth Pastor              

    Rick and his wife, Jenny, live in Springfield. They have three amazing kids; Taylor, Autry, and Paiton. They have been involved in youth ministry for over 20 years and love hanging out with students. As leaders of The Bridge Student Community, their desire is to create space for students to connect with God. 


    In their spare time they enjoy playing games, cooking, going on walks, going out to eat, drinking coffee, watching movies and going to basketball games.

  • Tina Evans

    Director of Family Ministry              

    Tina and her husband Joe live in Spokane and they have two beautiful children, Noah and Hannah. Tina is the Director of Family Ministry at The Bridge and is one of the original founding members. She is responsible for infant to 6th grade children.  Her goal is to provide a safe environment for the kids to learn about Christ. 


    Tina graduated with a Bachelor's degree from College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO.  She loves reading and shopping.

  • beverly Lynch

    Administrative Assistant              

    After retiring from a large dairy cooperative, Beverly and her husband Gary, decided to move from Wisconsin to Nixa. In their combined family they have six adult children, thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Beverly has a wide variety of experience in administration, accounting and human resources that are an asset to her position as Administrative Assistant at The Bridge. 


    In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and watching the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers!