Patrick Norris is the Lead Pastor at Bridges Church. He has been on staff with the church in this role since helping to launch the church in September of 2007. After growing up in Morehead City, NC and graduating from UNC – Chapel Hill (class of ’85) he moved to California and lived there for 19 years. There he met and married Stacey in 1990, and they have 2 sons, Ethan and MIcah who love the Tarheel state.
Through all of this, God was calling him into ministry and in 2000 he went back to school to get his MDiv. at Golden Gate Baptist Seminary in Brea, CA. Following graduation, the family followed God’s call to serve in NC.
Patrick loves hiking and reading, but his favorite activity is hanging out with his family. He is passionate about helping Bridges be an authentic place where it’s safe to explore what it means to follow Jesus.
Stacey Norris is the Director of Children’s Ministry at Bridges Church and has also been on staff since the church launched in 2007. She grew up in Southern California and was a children’s minister for 12 years there before she, Patrick and their 2 boys (Ethan and Micah) moved to North Carolina in January of 2005.
Stacey enjoys music, shopping and anything that has to do with chocolate. She also loves spending time with her family and friends.
Stacey loves seeing the kids at Bridges living their relationship with Jesus “Out Loud”, taking what they have learned and living it out at home and at school.
She is also passionate about partnering with families find a spiritual rhythm in their homes.
Charlie Hall is the Worship Leader at Bridges Church. He has been with Bridges since late 2012 and began actively leading our worship team in September of 2014. He grew up in King, North Carolina. Before graduating from high school, he lost his mother at age 15 and his father at age 17. God used these tragedies to open Charlie’s eyes to His grace and mercy in the gospel of Jesus Christ and called him into ministry.
Charlie and his wife, Jasmine, have been married since 2013, and together they became parents for the first time in welcoming their daughter Olive into the world in April of 2016. Charlie currently works part-time at LifeWay Christian Resources and also attends Piedmont International University, where he is pursuing a B.A. in Christian Ministry with concentrations in North American Church Planting, Biblical Languages, and Music.
Charlie’s most favorite activity is spending time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys drinking coffee, reading, watching superhero movies, and traveling. He is eager to engage fellow worshipers in genuine, wholehearted praise and adoration of God through music that is firmly rooted in His Word.
Jacob Harden is a Ministry Resident at Bridges Church. He works with our Student Ministry and Connections Ministry here at Bridges and has been on staff since August 2015. He grew up in Pfafftown, NC and was a student when his family joined the launch team at Bridges back in 2007.
Jacob has been passionate about Student Ministry since his high school days when he had the opportunity to be involved as a student leader. He has also worked with our Connections Ministry since the summer of 2016 which exists to connect people to Christ, Church, Community and a Cause.
He desires to see students and adults grow in a heart deep relationship with Christ and build intentional relationships with one another that help us know and love Jesus.
Jacob married his wife, Jill, in June 2015 and loves being able to work with students alongside her. He also loves soccer and cheering on the Indiana Hoosiers, Chicago Cubs and Arsenal.
Jill Harden is a Ministry Resident at Bridges Church and has been on staff in this role since the summer of 2016. She works with our Student Ministry here at Bridges. She grew up in Gibraltar, Michigan, a small town off of Lake Erie. Growing up she was heavily involved in her student ministry and after graduating from high school did a yearlong internship with her student ministry.
Shortly after marrying her husband, Jacob, they moved to North Carolina to begin doing student ministry at Bridges. Jill loves investing in the lives of middle and high school students, and realizes the need for them to get to know and follow Jesus.
Jill enjoys watching movies, laughing, painting and playing games with family. She is also looking forward to the day that she is able to foster kids and have some of her own.
Jami Harden is the Administrative Assistant at Bridges Church. She has been on staff in this role since helping to launch the church in September of 2007. She grew up in Pfafftown, NC and graduated from Milligan College in Johnson City, TN. While at college she met her husband, Rodney, and they were married in 1994. They have three children, Jacob, McKenzie and Marisa.
Jami enjoys spending time with family, playing games and reading.