20151202.FB.staff.8968Paul 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 paul@wearefaithbridge.com.



20151202.FB.staff.8944Kevin Hale – Associate Pastor

Kevin has been in ministry for over 35 years and has led churches in Indiana, Ohio and Florida. He was the Founding Pastor of Simply Church from 2011 until May 2015, when he led the church to partner with Faithbridge. Connie is his wife of 37 years, and together they have four grown children and six grandchildren.

Kevin strives to form church cultures that think and operate in simple and effective ways. Gifted as a pastor, he focuses on connecting people with Jesus. His primary responsibilities are new member assimilation, Connection Groups and Seniors’ ministry. He continues his education at Gordon Conwell Jacksonville Campus.

Kevin can be contacted at kevin@wearefaithbridge.com.


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 josh@wearefaithbridge.com.



20151202.FB.staff.8965Rick 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 rick@wearefaithbridge.com.




nolanNolan Pelfrey – Student 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 Student Ministry Coordinator Nolan leads volunteer directors that oversee the 6th-12th Grade Connection Groups, CRASH, special activities, and parental communication.  He also works one-on-one with students to develop relationships and help them cultivate a relationship with Christ.

You can reach Nolan by email at nolan@wearefaithbridge.com.


20151202.FB.staff.8975Claire Estanislao – Preschool/Children’s 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 children’s 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 claire@wearefaithbridge.com.