Who We Are

The Bridge Community is a non-denominational Christian church in South Davis County, UT.  We have a relaxed atmosphere, and a serious focus on Jesus.  As a church, we are creating a place in South Davis County where followers of Jesus can stand together with those dissatisfied with life as they know it apart from the truth of the gospel.  We invite people to come as they are, and to take the next step toward Jesus .  

What Drives Us

We desperately desire to see Davis County live out a passion for Christ by becoming a community where followers of Jesus: Reach, Teach, Grow and Go. 

  • Reach out in service toward others. (Matt. 10:42, Luke 10:25-37, James 1:27, Gal. 6:10) 
  • Teach others to delight in God and obey His calling in their lives. (Matthew 28:19, 2 Timothy 2:2) 
  • Grow upward (in intimacy with God) and outward (in community). (Gal. 6:2, 1 John 4:21, 2 Peter 3:18) 
  • Go and make disciples, seeking and saving the lost. (Matt. 28:19-20, Mark 16:15, Luke 19:10, Luke 15) 

Our Staff

  • Loren Pankratz

    Lead Pastor

    Loren grew up in the Central Valley of California (Fresno). He put some pucks in the goal, cheered for the Bulldogs (Go Dogs), and gave his heart to the Lord. Following high school, the Lord sent Loren to Chapman University in the OC (Orange County). During his time at college he grew in his walk with the Lord, learned lots of stuff, and met the most amazing woman in the whole world. Carrie is a wonderful lover of the Lord Jesus, and made Loren the happiest guy on the planet when she accepted his proposal for marriage. After getting hitched and graduating from seminary (Loren has much love for the PTS years), Loren was blessed with an opportunity to serve as the college pastor at New Covenant Community Church. It was during those 5 1/2 years as college pastor that the Lord blessed Carrie and Loren with two adorable children. The Pankratz family moved to Utah in 2010. Loren earned a doctorate of ministry from Talbot School of Theology in 2012, and a Ph.D in theology in 2020. Alongside his responsibilities as pastor of The Bridge Community, Loren has been employed as an adjunct instructor at a local college where he has taught ethics, philosophy, and logic. You may email Loren here. The Pastor may also be reached at (801) 941-0656.

  • Brent Petersen

    Ministry Engagement Director

    Brent, his wife Rose, and two children (Paityn and Ryker) moved to serve The Bridge Community in 2012 from Fresno, CA. The Petersen family has welcomed two Utah born babies to their family in 2020 (Keeley) and 2022 (Soren). They have a passion for helping families lay a solid foundation of faith for their children. Brent has been a teacher's aide, teacher, assistant principal, and executive director of a charter school.  He graduated from California State University Fresno in 2003 and Received his MA in Educational Leadership from Central Michigan University (Global Campus) in 2016. Brent has served at the Bridge as the Family Connections Director for 8 years and now works to keep people at the Bridge connected to the church vision of Reaching, Teaching, Growing, and Going as the Ministry Engagement Director.  If you are looking to get connected into ministry at the church, you may email Brent here.

  • Nick Darby

    Children's and Youth Director

    Nick has a strong passion for the next generation of the church and moved all the way from Houston, TX to fulfill his call of pouring into the youth and kids of South Davis County, UT.  Nick loves expressing his love for the lord through dance, competing in all kinds of sports, cooking and spending time with friends and family.  After graduating from East Texas Baptist University with a degree in Business Management, he led the youth ministry program at Body of Faith Church where his dad is the lead pastor. If you want more information on the youth and kids programs at the Bridge, contact Nick here.

  • Tom Earnhart

    Worship and Care Pastor

    Tom grew up in Northern Utah along the Wasatch Front (Layton). For as long as he can remember he has had a passion for seeing old things be made new (especially homes), and sees his life in a similar light in the hands of the Lord. He is a self taught musician who not only enjoys learning new instruments, but also putting them into practice on Sunday mornings. Additionally, he is passionate about passing along the things he has learned to others. Not long after surrendering his life to Jesus late in 2005, and watching the Lord save his amazing wife Jaime soon after, the Lord called Tom to serve in ministry. After completing a two-year internship, he was ordained as a pastor in 2011. Over the course of his ministry he has been blessed to serve in pastoral and worship leading roles, in church administration and finance, as a chaplain, as well as in the areas of audio/visual and technology. Tom and Jaime have been married since June of 2000 and have two awesome adult children, Braylee and Rylan. Tom earned a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 2022 and is passionate about continued education, growth, and development for himself and for those he serves in the church. If you have questions about worship ministry or are in need of any assistance, please feel free to reach out to Tom here.

  • XMission

    Official Internet Service Provider to the Bridge Community

    XMission is a Utah company that is committed to helping local non-profit organizations like us. We are grateful for their donated services and are extremely pleased with their service!

Our Affiliation

The Bridge Community is a non-denominational church affiliated with Converge Rocky Mountain (part of Converge Worldwide). Converge is a strategic network of churches focused on transforming lives and communities with the hope of the gospel. As a movement of churches, we believe planting new churches is the most effective evangelism strategy. All Converge congregations share a common core of doctrine that unites Christians across the world and throughout history. For a more extensive statement of our beliefs click HERE. We at the Bridge Community are delighted to serve Christ in Centerville, Utah, and we are excited to see the Lord glorified as His kingdom grows here.