For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. (1 Thess. 1:5)
Senior Leadership Team
Peter is the senior leader of BridgeWay Church in Denver, Colorado. Peter is a gifted visionary leader, pastor, revelatory teacher, author, and apostolic leader. He has strong gifts in both the Word and Spirit traditions, . . .
John oversees Bridgeway staff administration, church operations, the senior leadership team, prophetic ministry and men’s ministry. John has a heart to release the Kingdom with power to the rich and the poor in . . .
Scott oversees the Bridgeway House Churches, healing & deliverance, ministry team, prophetic ministry and the senior leadership team. He is a passionate lover of Jesus – anointed to preach, teach, and do signs & wonders
Daniel leads Bridgeway pastoral care, Transformation & Inner Healing, Prayer & Intercessory, Bridgeway Life Groups, King’s Kids, and IT systems & church websites. Daniel has a vision to see the manifestation of God’s Kingdom on earth.
Pastoral ministry Team
Christy Joy McPherson
Christy Joy leads Womens Ministry, Pastoral Care, connections, assists life groups, events and marketplace leaders. Christy Joy describes the call on her life as a Big letter W. Worship, Welcome, Women, Weddings, Wealth, .
Jay serves as an Assistant Pastor, bringing a deep passion for the Spirit and the Word. She is involved in Pastoral Care, Connections, and Benevolence, ensuring that the congregation feels supported and cared for.
Worship and Creative Arts Pastor
Cara Fitch is the Worship Pastor at Bridgeway Church and a woman of unwavering faith in Jesus Christ. She has dedicated her life to serving Him and uses the gifts he has given her to spread the Love of Jesus to those around her.
Young Adults Pastor
Joel is the Young Adult’s Pastor, Office Administrator and supervises the Bridgeway Café. Joel is creative and supports our Social Media, graphic arts, and Newsletters.
Peter is the Youth Pastor, leads college ministry and assists with the young adults. He has a passion for youth and young adults to be set on fire for Jesus, for them to know who He is and who . . .
Ashley is currently serving as the Children’s pastor at Bridgeway church. She has a heart for families and children, to grow deep in their love for God and in community with each other.
Worship Arts Director
Stephanie now serves as Worship Director and loves to facilitate deep intimacy with the Father in worship. Stephanie grew up as a Pentecostal pastor’s kid in upstate New York during the Toronto Blessing.
Children’s Ministry Assistant
Paige is passionate about Jesus and lives the Kingdom life. Paige adores children and works for BridgeWay King’s Kids. She is energetic, lively, compassionate, and a kindred-spirited daughter in the house.
Administration & Creative
Michael is the Business Manager at BridgeWay Church. He oversees the finances, business operations, human resources, facilities, and security. His heart is to partner with the Lord in all areas of his life, and to create space . . .
Gene is responsible for administering and orchestrating the classes Peter offers, as well as other special projects. His passion is to give to others what Jesus has given to him and to pray for people to experience God.
Peter is the senior leader of BridgeWay Church in Denver, Colorado. Peter is a gifted visionary leader, pastor, revelatory teacher, author, and apostolic leader. He has strong gifts in both the Word and Spirit traditions, enabling him to walk in both realms with ease. He practices a signs and wonders ministry and encourages the manifest Presence of God and the Kingdom realities in all aspects of life. His passion is seeing people released into their full potential through understanding the Kingdom of God, their identity in Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Peter is founder and lead pastor of BridgeWay Church in Denver, CO (www.bridgeway.us). BridgeWay is a Word and Spirit church focused on revival and equipping believers in radical discipleship, emotional and relational health, and the ministry of the Kingdom. It is a multi-cultural and multigenerational ministry that governs under a family and five-fold ministry model. In addition to being a local church, BridgeWay functions as a regional apostolic resource center fostering Kingdom partnerships, itinerant missions, regional equipping, and works with businesses, city leaders, and non-profits so as to bless the community and transform the region. BridgeWay is aligned with Bethel Leaders Network, (BLN) (Bethel Church, Redding CA), Global Awakening (Randy Clark), and other Revival Alliance ministries.
Apostolically, Peter works with local pastors and leaders, encouraging regional unity, and serves as a spiritual father in the region. He teaches locally and internationally on leadership, the Kingdom, the Father’s heart, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. He teaches a revelatory survey of the Bible chapter by chapter. He is a professor at Denver Seminary, the Global Awakening Theological Seminary, and the Global Awakening College of Ministry. He has an undergraduate degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT in Cambridge, MA, a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. He had a 19-year career in commercial banking before pursuing ministry full-time. A Denver native, Peter and his wife, Gwen, married in 1984. They have four grown children.
Some of Peter’s writings, audio and video teachings, his podcast link, and travel schedule may be found on his ministry site at www.peteryoungministries.com.
John was raised in YWAM and the Vineyard overseas in Geneva Switzerland. He has organized regional gatherings for 15 years in Colorado, including Resound and Worship on the Rocks. John comes to BridgeWay with ministry training from IHOP-U, Iris Ministries, Power and Love, Glory School, Bethel and other supernatural training as well as 20 years of business management experience.
John has a heart to release the Kingdom with power to the rich and the poor in both Colorado and the nations of the earth. He is married with 3 wonderful children. He oversees these departments at the church: finance, facilities, HR, prophetic community, worship and arts, missions, benevolence, BW House Churches, events, healing, deliverance, security, tech for AV and connections.
Scott Pearson is a fifth-generation pastor born and raised in the state of Colorado. My great great grandmother knew D. L. Moody personally. Graduated from the University of Colorado with a business degree. Worked in banking for seven years, during which time my wife and I helped plant a new church. We were young adult pastors and home group leaders, along with other leadership responsibilities. I went back to School to get a degree in Biblical Studies from Rocky Mountain Bible Institute, after which Lynea and I planted a new church in which we were the founding senior pastors. This was a non-denominational charismatic Church that we led for 30 years. During those years, I was involved with missions in over 20 nations and taught at YWAM bases around the United States. I helped start a school of supernatural ministry in which we trained and raised up world-changing leaders from teenagers to 80-year-olds.
Over the last two years, I have devoted my ministry to developing a House Church network to disciple to maturity the people God is bringing into the Kingdom of God in the current revival. I am committed to fathering a new generation of world-changing followers of Jesus over the next 20 years. My wife and I just published our first book, “God On The Move,” supernatural stories of a loving God by Scott and Lynea Pearson, in the fall of 2022. I am a passionate lover of Jesus Christ, anointed to preach, teach, and do signs and wonders in the power of the Holy Spirit. I believe we are given the same commission as the biblical disciples to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons, and preach the Kingdom of God. I have an amazing wife of over 33 years and two adult children that I love very much.
Daniel oversees Bridgeway pastoral care ministry, Transformation & Inner Healing ministries, Prayer & Intercessory ministry, Bridgeway Life Groups, King’s Kids, and IT systems & church websites. Daniel has a vision to see the manifestation of God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven through the demonstration of the Gospel.
Daniel was born in a Non-Christian family in a small town in South India. The love of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ radically touched and saved him at the age of 20. Soon after, a miraculous opportunity opened to pursue a Master of Engineering degree in Australia. He received a definite call (Isa 41: 9, 10) from the Lord to Serve Him. In 2009, he was ordained to become a minister of the Gospel.
Daniel is happily married to his beautiful bride Jay, and they have three princesses, Sophia, Sonia, and Samantha. Daniel is a graduate of Bethel Supernatural Natural Ministry (BSSM). He has a Diploma in counseling from the Australian Institute of Family Counseling. He also was trained under John G. Lake’s healing ministry. Daniel has 14 years of church ministry experience as a leader and pastor and has also worked in IT & Management for over 15 years. Pastor Daniel’s unwavering passion lies in witnessing the manifestation of God’s Kingdom on earth, mirroring its heavenly reality. He firmly believes in personal, regional, and global revival, seeking to achieve it through God’s profound love and the Gospel’s life-changing power.
Christy Joy Bio: Born on a Tuesday, Christy Joy’s first time in church was that following Sunday. She literally has never known a life without Jesus! Growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee and practically being raised between the ball field and church potluck dinners and Dolly Parton, she is very thankful for her friendly Southern roots. Growing up in a family who had careers in the music industry, it was only natural for her to join the choir at church. It was singing in the choir that she found her voice and the thing she felt like she was made for worshiping Jesus. Because of her love of Jesus and the fact that she bears His name, it’s no wonder that Christy Joy chose to work in ministry as her career. She simply loves Jesus and loves people. After working as a church assistant for 16 years, she was offered a position at BridgeWay Church to take the next step and become a pastor, which was a fulfillment of a heart’s desire. One of her favorite things about God is His creative nature, and once you know her, it’s easy to see how connected she is to that part of Him. Most people see her giftings as multifaceted, but Christy Joy would describe the call on her life as a Big letter W. Worship, Welcome, Women, Weddings, Wealth, and the Word are all passions that are within her.
Along with being a Pastor, a worship leader, a small business owner, Christy Joy loves being a mom of twin daughters, Chloe and Emme, and little dog Snowy who she loving refers to as her Poopy. God definitely knows that she loves a good story and handed Him the pen to her life years ago and shortly after moving to Denver, she met her husband Alvin on the way to the bathroom at church. They will celebrate 10 years of marriage on June 23, 2023 and she will continue to let God write the most amazing story of her life so when she tells it- ONLY He will receive the Glory for it!
Jay serves as an Assistant Pastor, bringing a deep passion for the Spirit and Word. She recently relocated with her husband and three daughters to serve at BridgeWay from Australia. Jay has a burning desire to see people set free from sickness and spiritual oppression.
In addition to her role as Assistant Pastor, Jay actively supports her husband in Awakened Heart Ministry. She is involved in Pastoral Care, Connections, and Benevolence, ensuring that the congregation feels supported and cared for. Furthermore, Jay assists Papa Peter by managing his calendars and emails, and she actively participates in organizing various BridgeWay events.
Born and raised in Tamil Nadu, India, Jay carries a heartfelt mission to bring significance and freedom to all individuals, particularly women who face cultural oppression. She celebrates the uniqueness of each person and desires to help them pursue the best that God has in store for their lives.
Prior to her pastoral calling, Jay worked as a Civil Engineer for the local government. Her professional experience extends to various IT platforms as well. Through her diverse background, Jay brings a unique blend of skills and a heart dedicated to serving and empowering others within the church community.
Joel Hedlund is the Young Adults Pastor of BridgeWay Church Denver, Colorado. Born and raised in the church, is a second generation Pastor. His first memories in life are that of Jesus gazing at him, with eyes of fire and love, forever being marked with the presence of His face. Desiring more of God, at a young age asked to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and fire on Christmas Day, and received the longing of his heart. Joel has embraced the supernatural as a natural part of his life, fostering a close intimacy with God and a ministry focused on signs, wonders, and the power of testimony.
From 2012 to 2014, Joel’s hunger for spiritual growth led him to complete the Bethel Supernatural School of Ministry’s 2nd Year program. Moving back home after school, Joel met the love of his life, Veronica. In 2018, they were married and sought the Lord’s guidance for their next steps. Veronica, receiving a vivid dream from the Lord, confirmed they were to move to Denver, CO. In which BridgeWay became their home. Positioning him to come onto staff at BridgeWay Church in 2021.
Joel’s unwavering belief in the power of peace, hope and joy has transformed countless lives. His willingness to lend an ear, offer support, and extend a hand of friendship has provided solace and comfort to those in need. His innate ability to see the silver lining in any situation and inspire hope has been instrumental in lifting spirits and encouraging others in life and their walk with the Lord.
Joel’s dream is Jesus. And to see Heaven invade earth, until the Kingdoms of this world become like the Kingdom of God. To see hearts set aflame for Jesus, and every son and daughter receive the spirit of adoption. Creating legacy and inheritance.
Michael is the Business Manager at BridgeWay Church. He oversees the finances, business operations, human resources, facilities, and security. His heart is to partner with the Lord in all areas of his life, and to create space for people to enter into community and come alive in the Lord. Born in South Africa, rasied in Australia and the U.S., Michael grew up understanding the importance of total surrender to the calling of the Lord. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Oral Roberts University and moved to Denver in 2017. Michael married his wife Reiley in 2021, together they love adventure and creating joy.
Peter is the Youth Pastor, leads college ministry and assists with the young adults. He has a passion for youth and young adults to be set on fire for Jesus, for them to know who He is and who they are in Him, and for them to step into their royal identity in Christ and walk with boldness into their God-given destiny.
Peter is 27 years old and a Colorado Native! He is married to his wonderful wife, Kailey, and has a little girl, Zoe. He is excited to be a father and has always wanted to be a dad. When not at church, he loves to spend time with friends and family, play board games and video games, and go on adventures. Those adventures include camping, hiking, hammocking, paddle boarding, float trips, and traveling. He grew up in a Christian home all his life, but it didn’t become real until June 1st, 2019, when he officially met the Holy Spirit. It was a day that he will never forget, and it was a day that ultimately changed his life forever. He’s been on fire for Jesus ever since, and doesn’t ever expect that fire for Him to diminish or go out. God is his rock and fortress.
Ashley is a daughter of the King and a passionate lover of Jesus. Ashley longs to see kids encounter the Father’s love and know that they belong to Him as His beloved children. She has a passion for the word and loves to worship. Her heart is to teach others to go deep into the Word and to fall in love with worshipping Jesus. Ashley was born and raised in Colorado and loves spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors. She goes on lots of adventures with her Husband James and their three young children.
Ashley went through two years of the Colorado School Of Kingdom Ministry and spent a summer at Iris Ministries’ harvest school in Mozambique and Madagascar. She has a heart for missions and the nations. May The name of Jesus Christ be glorified in all the earth!
Paige is passionate about Jesus and lives the Kingdom life. Paige adores children and works for BridgeWay King’s Kids. She is energetic, lively, compassionate, and a kindred-spirited daughter in the house.
Cara Fitch is a creative director at Bridgeway Church and a woman of unwavering faith in Jesus Christ. She has dedicated her life to serving Him and uses the gifts he has given her to spread the Love of Jesus to those around her.
With years of experience in ministry, worship music, art, and writing, Cara has honed her skills as a spirit-filled creative. She loves quality time with her family and friends, singing, eating great food, and laughing. Spending time in the secret place with Jesus is very important to her and even with her playful and energetic personality, living with the Shalom peace of God is one of her highest priorities.
Despite the many challenges faced in ministry, Cara remains joyful and positive. Her infectious personality uplifts those around her, and she is always ready to offer a helping hand or word of encouragement.
Her dedication to Christ, creativity, and joyful spirit make her an exceptional leader in both her professional and personal life.
Gene grew up believing in Jesus in a Christian home, at age 16 he committed his life to being a disciple of Christ and has been intent on that ever since. In his college years he began having encounters with the Holy Spirit but being part of the evangelical tradition had little understanding of what was happening. In 1984 Jesus directed him to the Vineyard Christian Fellowship where he attended John Wimber’s Signs, Wonders, and Church Growth class.
During the following years, he gained understanding of the things of the Spirit and the Kingdom of God; and began praying for healing, deliverance, and people to experience the manifest presence of God. He spent the next 30 years owning and operating a small business with the intent of seeing the Kingdom of God in the daily operations. He has attended Bridgeway since 2002, and in 2022 joined the Bridgeway staff in his current capacity.
Clive Jackson, affectionately known to friends and family as “CJ,” is the Worship Arts Director at Bridgeway Church. He carries a passion for worship and a fire for excellence in the arts. Before taking this position, he was involved with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) for 5 years. Through this ministry, he has had the opportunity to visit various continents, giving him an appreciation for different cultural expressions of worship.
In his capacity as Worship Arts Director, he loves creating an atmosphere for the congregation to encounter the Presence of Lord and for the worship team to blossom in their gifts of worship. His desire is to see the Lord glorified in all forms of artistic expression and for sons and daughters to arise knowing their identity in Christ as co-creators with the one, true Creator.
Stephanie grew up as a Pentecostal pastor’s kid in upstate New York during the Toronto Blessing. She began serving on church worship teams at the age of 13, and later followed her love of music to study Music Technology at the University of Rochester. After graduation, she married her college sweetheart Cedric and moved to NYC where she worked as a recording engineer and played in a rock band. After moving to Denver in 2012, Stephanie was reintroduced to the familiar manifest presence of the Holy Spirit through Steffany Gretzinger leading worship at a Randy Clark conference (hosted by Bridgeway). A deep hunger for more of God and a passion for worship were reignited that night!
Stephanie is mom to a wild circus of 5 kids, ages 3-17. She now serves as Assistant Worship Director and loves to facilitate deep intimacy with the Father in worship.