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.

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!).

Isaac Henson

Associate Pastor

Isaac joined The Bridge staff in the midst of pandemic craziness in 2020. He is a self-proclaimed nerd, and we appreciate him for it! We've never met anyone with a coffee obsession quite like Isaac's - we're fairly certain he perspires espresso! In addition to being on staff here at The Bridge, he also teaches high school math classes in a neighboring school district.

He and his wife, Jordan, have two sweet kids: Daniel and Hannah. 

Rick Acord

Youth Pastor

Rick is our veteran staff member, having been an incredible part of The Bridge for more than a decade. He 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. If you're ever in need of a good "dad joke," look no "father," Rick's your guy!