So, after 6 years as a #smallchurchbigfamily at The Bridge Church Moorpark, we are: changing location, changing name, yet keeping the same mission!
We are merging with Bethany Church in Thousand Oaks beginning Dec. 1, 2018. Bethany is pastored by Lance Quinn, a good friend and excellent shepherd, and is about 10 miles away from where we have been meeting. I will be joining staff as Senior Associate Pastor with oversight of biblical counseling, children & youth, small groups, and our Hispanic ministry.
200 Bethany Ct, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Our church in Moorpark began in 2004, committed to the proclamation of Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior and dedicated to making followers of Him. The church began meeting in the Arroyo Vista Community Center and existing as a “church in a box” (loading & unloading all the equipment each week). After 8 years and 2 pastors, in July 2012 MPEvFree merged “back into” The Bridge in Newbury Park and became The Bridge Church, Moorpark campus—with me as the “campus pastor.” In Jan 2016, we grew enough to become our own church—The Bridge Church Moorpark. With this merger, we will officially “end” as The Bridge Church Moorpark, but not as a church family. We will be joining another church and forming a new family at Bethany. #bigfamilywithabigmission
Our journey together has been a joy. What a privilege it has been to be the pastor of such a great church: baptisms, parent/child dedications, new followers of Jesus, weddings, funerals, trials & tears, laughter & triumphs—best of all, lives that are being transformed/changing & growing. We have truly walked together as a family—following God and being used by Him for His glory!
While we are moving locations and changing names, we are moving together with the vast majority of our church family. So while we say goodbye to some friends, for the most part we are staying together. Some sadness, for sure, but not overwhelming.
All that being said, if you are looking for a church to visit—one that preaches from God’s Word and is committed to exalting Jesus Christ and equipping and encouraging the saints (Christians), please drop by and see what’s happening at Bethany!
Sr Associate Pastor
Bethany Church on the Hill