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Ryan Smith_final2Executive Pastor

Since 2021

Who I am:

Since 2003, Bridgeway church has been home. Throughout this time I've served on the worship team, led community groups, and since 2011 have been an elder. My amazing wife, Adriane, and I met at Bridgeway and have been married since 2004. We have three children; Graham, Abigail, and Eleanor, and a much-loved pup named Leo.

What I do:

After 15+ years in business, I transitioned to come on staff and serve as the Executive Pastor in 2021. I am so grateful to be serving this body in this way and with such an outstanding staff! God has blessed Bridgeway church with pastors, ministry leaders, directors, and an administrative team who love and care deeply for His church, it is now such an honor to serve alongside them. 

The Lord has mobilized this body significantly and intentionally to bring salvation, healing, and freedom to so many lives. He has invited Bridgeway into the beautiful convergence of Word & Spirit and to encourage believers and churches to joyfully embrace the authority of Scripture and to experience the full range of miraculous spiritual gifts, all to the glory of God in Christ.

What God did:

Meeting Jesus at an early age put my life on a trajectory to where I am today, although it has not been without many seasons of pride and pain. But God, in His rich mercy, continues to call me deeper into intimacy with Him and extends grace in my many times of need. He opens my eyes and continues to reveal the depths of His love for me, my family and the Church. He is a God who is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Love that He graciously allows me to live in everyday of my life, all Glory to him as He continues to lead me into the depths of his joyous heart.