The Bridge Church | OUR TEAM
The Bridge church is about understanding Godʼs grace and experiencing His love and continues by joining with people on that same journey.
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Pastor Orlando & Kim Juarez

Orlando Juarez – Lead Pastor

Orlando serves as the founding and senior pastor of The Bridge in Bixby, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa. Prior to being the senior pastor of The Bridge, Orlando served for five years as the Associate Pastor and Worship Pastor of The Crossing Church in The Woodlands, Texas. Preceding his time at The Crossing, Orlando served as the Worship Minister at Grace Church for 13 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In every role he has served in, there are two characteristics that define what Orlando is about – a love for God that is infectious and a love for people that expresses acceptance. The Bridge is built on this foundation – a relational connection to God that is expressed and revealed by loving others.


Kim Juarez – Associate Pastor

In addition to being a pastor’s wife, Kim deals with the administrative functions and detail responsibilities of The Bridge. She also oversees the women’s ministries. Kim and Orlando have been married for 34 years and have 3 children, a son-in-law and daughter-in-law, and 5 grandchildren. She enjoys cooking and spending time with family & friends.

Everything revolves around the concept that we are accepted by the Father because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. Our living out a life of victory was set in motion at the resurrection, and we labor to rest in what He says and thinks about us. And what He thinks about us is what He thinks about Jesus. WOW!
- Pastor Orlando

Full Time Staff


Scott leads the staff, organization & business of The Bridge. He is married to Linda, as well as father and grandfather. He also loves to help CEOs mix ministry into their businesses.

Scott Baker

Executive Pastor

Wayne is the Technical Director at The Bridge. He is married to Marsha and has 3 grown children, a daughter-in-law, two son-in-laws and 3 grandchildren. He also enjoys playing guitar.

Wayne Rivers

Technology Pastor

Jenn oversees all student ministry, events, and activities. Derek assists Jenn with youth ministry and oversees the college ministry. They have 2 kids and enjoy family time together and impacting the next generation.

Jen & Derek Venable

Youth & College Pastors

Geneo is the care pastor at the Bridge. He has been married to Debra for 43 years. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Geneo Anderson

Care Pastor

Pete & Kathy head up our AMAZING Bridge Kids. They have 4 awesome kids! Pete loves running and is always building something. Kathy loves having fun and spending time with family and friends.

Pete & Kathy Kubow

Children's Pastor

Connie is probably the first person you’ll talk to or see during office hours. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a church admin (7 of those serving Pastor Orlando during his Minister of Music days!) She & husband, Al, have served in ministry together for most of their adult lives.

Connie Poncel

Administrative Assistant

Jaime and Katherine reach out to our new generation Latino community through bilingual services in both word and worship. They have two beautiful children and love going out and being social.

Jaime & Katherine Gonzales

Spanish Church Pastors

Carol oversees our Sparkle Team, the dedicated people who keep our facility shining. She has been on the Sparkle Team since it began. Carol has 5 children and 3 granddaughters. She enjoys popcorn and gardening.

Carol Wright

Head of the Sparkle Team

Church Elders


Scott is the Exec Pastor of The Bridge. Linda is a teacher. They have been married since 1984, Have two sons, both married to wonderful women. And, they are Papa and Nana to their grandchildren.

Scott & Linda Baker


Austin is a mechanical engineer who enjoys ranching, flying, and a hard day’s work. Jessica is an editor who enjoys working in her studio as a silversmith. Together they have been married for 18 years and devote their time to raising three wonderful teenagers. As a family, they love to travel and explore.

Austin & Jessica Russell


Rudy is an engineer and Lavonne is a jack of all trades, taking care of children and helping Rudy out at work. They are the parents of seven children and are Papa and Lita to their grandchildren.

Rudy & Lavonne Blanco


Bob and Ericka met in church and married in 1996. Bob is an instructor in the aeronautical industry. Ericka is a businesswoman. They enjoy having Saturday morning breakfasts together and love going to home stores.
Together, they have 2 golden labs, 1 overweight cat, 5 children who have given them 12 awesome grandchildren.

Bob & Ericka Sherod


Married for 25 years and have two kids and 1 dog. Lived in Tulsa for over 22years Raj is a dentist by profession and has a passion for marathon running. We enjoy watching movies, eating at our favorite restaurants and very involved with the kids sports. Love to spend time with family and friends!

Raj and Kalpana Patel


Stephen is a Systems Administrator and Linda is the mother of three grown children and entrepreneur. Married in 1989 We love to travel, making new friends and enjoying their grandchildren.

Steve & Linda Rhinehart