Ministry Leadership

At the Bridge, our ministry leaders are tasked with accomplishing the day in, day out responsibilities of ministering to the people of our church and community. Whether it be through program development, creating space to gather, teaching the Scriptures, or sitting with the broken, these people lead a team of volunteers to carry out the work of the Gospel right here in our community.

Joshua Cooper

Senior Pastor

Josh has been the pastor and lead teacher of the Bridge since it’s launch in September of 2006. He served for six years as a youth pastor and three years serving in direct ministry at Youth for Christ, as well as seven years as the executive director at Youth for Christ, all in his hometown of Muncie. Josh graduated from Taylor University in 2003 with degrees in Christian Education and Biblical Literature. He has been married to Jill since 2006 and they are proud parents of Lena and Beau. Josh is an adoption advocate and animal lover. He enjoys theology and history books, rock ‘n’ roll, and a good pair of house slippers.

Kelly Smith

Bridge Kids Pastor

Kelly has been serving as the Bridge Kids pastor since 2021. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Elementary and Special Education and has taught Pre-K since 2014. In the classroom, she loves fostering independence, confidence, and a love for learning within her students. She carries this same philosophy into her work with the youngest disciples at the Bridge. Kelly has been married to thee Carl Smith since 2013 and they have two kids: Finley and Fredrick. She is passionate about being outdoors, watching every Nicolas Cage movie with Carl, and reading books off the new fiction shelf at the library.

Carl Smith

Discipleship Pastor

Carl and his wife Kelly have attended the Bridge since 2014. Carl completed his degree at Johnson University where he majored in the Bible, Counseling, and Psychology, as well as a focus in U.S. history. Carl leads the Bridge's biweekly bible study as well as a discipleship program called "Forward". He is a lover of the outdoors, music and playing at home with his wife and kids. 

Allison Inman

Youth Pastor

Allison and her family (husband Chris, and children Taylor and Lucas) have been a part of the Bridge Community Church since 2021. It was then that she rebirthed the Youth ministry into our community. Allison has many years of teaching experience, and received her Early Childhood Education degree in 2009. She also has been in Youth ministry for a few years, with her most recent experience being with Muncie Youth for Christ as a Campus Life Director at Cowan Jr/Sr. High School. Allison enjoys mentoring our youth as they grow closer to each other and God, together. You will also see her and her teens teaching in Bridge Kids once a month.

Keith Willis

Interim Worship Director

Keith, his wife Amanda, and two children recently moved back to the Muncie area. Keith works as the Yorktown Campus Life director for Youth for Christ and has a lot of experience leading worship at different churches. He is excited to fill in for the Bridge on an interim basis and to lead us to a deeper intimacy with God through the gift of music. 

Kim Evans

Connections Director

Kim and her husband Jimmy have been attending The Bridge since December 2022. She stepped into the role of connections coordinator with ease. Being the oldest of four siblings, she discovered her passion for organizing, leading, and directing at a young age. That passion has been displayed throughout her 38-year career in the banking industry, with 30 years in management. Kim’s love for Jesus and her commitment to service are evident in her volunteer work and involvement in various organizations. Making a positive impact in the community where she grew up and raised her family is important to her. She and her husband of 42 years, Jimmy, have raised three sons and are proud grandparents to four grandchildren. They enjoy spending quality time with their family and friends making memories.

Sarah Stults

Care Team Director

Sarah has been attending the Bridge for over 5 years with her husband Mike and two children, Julia and Jonah. Sarah is a graduate of Ball State University and has been a social worker in the community for 16 years. Sarah is also a member of the Children's Ministry Core Team. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and two adopted dogs. 

Zac & Cara Bow

Community Outreach Directors

Zac and Cara are Muncie natives and have been attending the Bridge since 2014. Zac has degrees in Information Systems from Ball State University and Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University and has worked in various capacities within both fields. Cara has a degree in graphic design and has worked at multiple marketing agencies as a Designer and Art Director. Zac and Cara are both active in the Muncie community and spend a lot of their time serving on boards, volunteering, and supporting local events and businesses. They are excited to partner together to help facilitate Kingdom building opportunities for the Bridge within the Muncie community. In her free time, Cara enjoys painting, eating, coffee, traveling, and admiring and arranging flowers. In his free time, Zac loves a good cup of coffee, overeating with his wife, traveling to interesting cities and places, petting his dog, collecting local history ephemera, and researching and writing about the history of Muncie.