Jason is the team member who never forgets a face or a name, and he is always the first to connect with a first-time guest. He loves hanging out with people and, with his wife, Tracy, they are a great team. If you are looking to find Jason, your best bet might be Starbucks or the Second Cup, talking up a storm with someone he has just met.
Meet the Bridge Church Leadership
“If a church is good at making disciples it will be good at making leaders because in the end, a good spiritual formation plan will lead to an accelerated spiritual multiplication.”
Gary Rohrmayer, Next Steps For Leading a Missional Church
Our Team Is Not Normal
Now That Is a Statement, Isn’t It?
We have intentionally adopted a pastor leadership structure based on the Ephesians 4—the APEST (Apostolic, Prophetic, Evangelism, Shepherding, Teaching) model.
Two pastors, Joel Flores and Derek Jones, lead as a team of co-equals. Jason Hinsdale serves as, what we like to call, our “First Among Equals.” We check our egos at the door and lead the church as a team.
Joel is our crazy creative guy who is passionate about all things music, media, kids and youth! He even gets to teach in adult services (when we let him). When he’s not leading worship music…or even if he is (we call it “The Joel Show”), he and his wife, Charlotte and three sons, are a vital part of the ministry life of Bridge Church.
We joke about Derek being the “Old Guy” or the “Fossil” on the team, because of the decades of ministry experience he brings, particularly in mission and strategic thinking. For an old guy, he sure does have a young way of thinking and seeing the world around us.