Heath Haynes- Pastor and Elder
Heath grew up in Georgia but has lived in Houston for since 2005. Heath and Amber were married shortly after and now have two fun and adventurous kids. Heath felt called into ministry at nineteen though he did not know exactly what that looked like. Over the next 17 years, Heath saw this calling play out in many opportunities for ministry with many different types of people in many different settings around the country and the world. Heath leads our Heights House Church.
Curt Kieffer- Elder
Curt grew up in Midland, TX and graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio before moving to Houston in 2002. After years spent following his own desires, Curt responded to God's call for repentance and reconciliation in 2009. Curt and Mariann were married in 2014 and have two children. Curt and Mariann were part of our core starting community of The Bridge. Curt is a leader in The Westside House Church.
Travis Hall- Elder
Travis grew up in Houston and attended Texas A&M (Whoop!) where he met his wife Libby. After spending time abroad and West Texas made it back to Houston in 2012 where they found a home at Grace Bible Church, which led them to join in on the adventure of planting The Bridge. Travis is a leader in the Westside House Church.
Karen Campbell- Director of Organization and Connections
Karen grew up in Houston and after attending college at Texas A&M, she came back to pursue a career in manufacturing supply chain. In 2014, she asked God to do something radical in her life which lead her to join The Bridge Montrose in its early stages and eventually leave her corporate job in the fall of 2015 to be the first full time staff member at The Bridge. Karen is a leader in the Montrose House Church.
Andy Dong- Director of Gathered Life
Andy was born in Galveston, TX, but raised in Seattle, WA. He left Seattle for Houston in 2011 to attend Rice University, where he found Christ-centered community and began learning how to live every day for Jesus. Since graduating in 2015, God used Andy’s two years of preparation for medical school and with the Bridge to prepare and call him into pastoral ministry instead. Andy is a leader in the Soutside House Church.
Hannah Jordan- The Bridge Kids Director
Hannah was part of the starting The Bridge in 2014, and in 2018 came on as part of staff as our children's director. Hannah has a passion partnering with parents to disciple children so they get to know Jesus at a young age. Hannah is also an associated licensed counselor who practices in College Station and Twelve Two Counseling in Sugar Land, Texas. Hannah is a leader in the Westside House Church.
Blaine Hooper- Church Planting Resident
Blaine started his church planting residency at The Bridge in June of 2020. Blaine, his wife Anna, and sons Micah & William have moved to the Sharpestown area of Houston to plant Christ of Refuge Church, with the prayers to reach the refugee communities in Houston with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.