Pastor Lucas and Kristine Ashley

Pastors Lucas and Kristine moved to Florida with their two kids in 2018 after feeling a strong call by the Holy Spirit to leave their home state of Texas to come and be a part of what the Lord was continuing to do through the Bridge Church. 
After serving faithfully in different leadership positions, they accepted the call to step into the lead role at the Bridge in October 2021. Pastor Luc is the Lead Pastor at the Bridge and leads with Kristine while she also serves on staff as the Women’s Pastor.
They love God and people with all they have and believe deeply in partnering with others to help people discover healing and purpose through the love of Jesus Christ and by being part of a local church community. 
They are honored to carry on the Legacy built at the Bridge Church as the Lord leads His church into a new season of faith and growth. They love the staff and dream team they are blessed to lead with, and the community of Manatee County which they now call home.

Lucas Ashley

Lead Pastor

Mark Alt

Legacy Pastor

Kristine Ashley

Women’s Pastor

Mike Pagan

Student Pastor

Josh Clark

Small Groups Pastor

Cam Stockton

worship Pastor

Shelly Sexton

Bridge kids Pastor

Holly Clark

Associate Bridge Kids Pastor

Courtney Beaver

Financial Director

Debbie Beheler

Office Manager

Jennifer Otto

Assimilation Coordinator

Greg Royal

Director of Facilities

Jenn Butler

Communications coordinator

Nic Tichota

Tech director

Amelia Hedges

Community & Connections      Administrative Assistant

Holly Brauch

preschool Director

April Manse

Children’s ministry assistant


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God is inviting us to create the future with Him and calling us into a new season of spiritual transformation as a church and renewed focus on reaching families and people in our community.