Dr. Paul White - Senior Pastor
Both Paul and his wife Rachel are originally from Texas, but they, along with their four children, have called Jacksonville “home” since December of 2007, when they answered the call to come to Faithbridge.
As Senior Pastor of Faithbridge, Paul is responsible for guiding our church to boldly lead people to transformed lives in Christ as we come to better know and worship the Lord, and love and care for each other! Paul received his undergraduate degree from Texas State University and holds Masters and Doctorate degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Paul can be contacted at email@example.com.
Dr. Josh Branum - Family Pastor
Josh grew up in Pace, FL, a small town outside of Pensacola. He and his wife, Lacey, have been married since December 2005, and have two daughters, Emma Grace and Ellie Joy. They moved to Jacksonville to join Faithbridge in July 2016. As a pastor, Josh strives to lead the families of Faithbridge Church to know Jesus personally and apply the gospel to all areas of life.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy/Religious Studies from the University of West Florida and a Master of Divinity in Christian Apologetics and Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Josh can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Davis - Worship & Small Groups Pastor
Ben grew up in Tullahoma, TN just south of Nashville and attended Middle Tennessee State University earning a BBA in Finance. He traveled with a worship band for 4 years before stepping into full-time local church ministry where he has served as Worship Pastor, Student Pastor and Campus Pastor. Ben has been a worship leader for over 20 years and his heart is to challenge people to grow in authentic relationship with Christ by living on mission as an act of worship to the Lord.
Ben and his wife, Kathy, were married in May 2003 and have 3 children. Ben enjoys going to the beach with his family, construction projects, working out, playing golf, drinking good coffee and exploring Jacksonville’s restaurant scene.
Ben can be reached at email@example.com.
Rick Reed - Director of Community and Foreign Missions
Rick is from Paris, Ohio, which is a small town in northeast Ohio. He surrendered his life to the Lord right here at Faithbridge Church. He went on his first mission trip one year later, and God used the trip to rock his world. His life was changed forever. He has been planning and organizing the mission trips at Faithbridge since 2011. In late 2015 he joined the church staff.
Rick has been married to his wife Samantha for 15 years, and they have 4 children. His responsibilities are local and foreign evangelism as the Director of Community and Foreign Missions.
Rick can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacob Percy - Student Ministry Coordinator
Both Jacob and his wife, Julia, are originally from West Palm Beach, FL and are happy to be back in the Sunshine State after attending college in Nashville, TN. As the Student Ministry Coordinator, Jacob is excited to partner with parents to help students come to know God more and live to make Him more known.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Belmont University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
You can reach Jacob by e-mail at email@example.com.
Nolan Pelfrey - College Ministry Coordinator
Nolan was born and raised right here in Jacksonville. He graduated from Sandalwood High School in 2011 and enrolled at Florida State College at Jacksonville working towards a degree in engineering.
Nolan answered the call to ministry two years ago which led to a major change as well as a change in school. He spent nine months in Pine Mountain Georgia, studying apologetics, worldview and ministry leadership with Impact 360.
As the College Ministry Coordinator Nolan will work with our local college students to develop relationships and help them cultivate a relationship with Christ.
You can reach Nolan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claire Estanislao - Preschool Ministry Coordinator
Claire comes to Faithbridge from “across the pond” in Shepton Mallet, England and received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from University College of St. Mark and St. John. She met her husband, Noel, while on staff at a summer Christian camp and moved to America two years later. They reside in East Arlington and have two sons, Jacob and Adam.
Claire is involved in all aspects of preschool ministry, including coordinating our preschool PIER Ministry and the child care workers. She can be found on the preschool hall helping children and their families have a safe, excellent experience at Faithbridge.
You can reach Claire by e-mail at email@example.com.
Mallory Rykhoek - Children's Ministry Coordinator
Born in small town Pella, Iowa, Mallory is grateful for her Midwestern roots. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Disorders from Truman State University and proceeded to earn certification for Biblical and ministry training from the Kanakuk Institute. For four years, Mallory served as Women’s Director for a youth ministry called KLIFE here in Jacksonville.
She has a passion for welcoming others as Christ welcomes them and has a strong desire to point others to the transforming Truth of God. In her role as Children’s Ministry Coordinator, she is excited to come alongside families in discipling children at Faithbridge and encouraging them in their walks with Christ.
You can reach Mallory at firstname.lastname@example.org.