Staff


  • David Pearson

    LEAD 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 adult children and two grandkids. They have been involved in youth ministry for over 20 years and love connecting with teenagers.  They love helping them discover who they are in Christ and follow His plan for their lives.


    In their spare time, they like to go on walks, get coffee, play games, eat out, and lead marriage retreats.

  • 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 is 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!