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Lead Pastor – Steve Farnworth
Hi, my name is Steve Farnworth and I have become the lead pastor of The Bridge Christian Fellowship as of April 1, 2016.  Over the past 41 years it has been my privilege to serve as lead pastor in five previous congregations in three other western states.  With my wife Kristie, I enjoy hiking, taking walks on our property, gardening, reading, camping and hanging out with friends. I am excited about the things God has in store for the Bridge family over the coming months and years!
Steve & KristieWe are Steve and Kristie Farnworth and we began attending the Bridge in early 2015 after moving to the Illinois Valley from the Phoenix, AZ area.  We have five grown children and sixteen grandchildren scattered across the western United States. While serving as a pastor in Arizona, God burdened both of us with the devastating damage sexual addiction is causing to marriages, families, the Church and our entire culture.  For the past four years Steve has worked with men in recovery while Kristie has worked with the wives. Together we coach many couples.  We are currently building a 14 acre retreat where couples in recovery can come to work on restoring true intimacy.  For more information please contact either Steve (Steve@thebridgegp.com) or Kristie (Kristie@thebridgegp.com) or check out the following websites:
www.FreedomUnit.com    (Men’s site) or 
www.ACircleOfJoy.com    (Women’s site)
Deacon JimDeacon- Jim Harry
I am 73 years old and was saved at the age of 14 in a small baptist church. I left Alabama at the age of 18 and joined the air force. I served 18 months on Okinawa and then spent the remaining time stationed in Portland, Oregon. It was there that I met my wife Karen. We have been married for 50 years and have 3 children. I am now retired after working as a contractor for over 50 years. We spent 35 years faithfully serving in a local church until the Lord moved us here to The Bridge Christian Fellowship. I love the Lord and thank Him so much for my family and all that He has blessed me with.
Deacon- Cliff German
Hi, my name is Cliff, I am 70 years young and Deacon Cliffretired. My wife Brenda and I were saved in 1967 just prior to our marriage. We moved to Grants Pass in March 2005 from Barstow California where we both worked at the West Coast Marine Corps Depot, me for 40 years and Brenda for 15. I enjoy classic cars (especially Mustangs), and Brenda enjoys Quilting. We have 3 children, Bryan, Ericka and Christy. We love the Lord and feel we have found a home to worship Him at the Bridge Christian Fellowship.