Bridge church was birthed in 2017 as a result of prayer and obedience to the Lord.
After ten years of itinerant ministry and experiencing a Holy Spirit move, seeing lives healed and transformed by the word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, Patrick and Michele began to have a cry in their hearts for their own city of George, South Africa. Together with a team of faithful intercessors, they began to pray and seek the Lord for George to experience a move of the Holy Spirit. As they embarked on a journey of prayer and fasting, the Holy Spirit birthed The Bridge Church within their hearts, a church of His presence. Intimacy, identity and transformation are the three pillars of The Bridge church.
Vision and Mission
Based in the culturally diverse country of South Africa, our primary aim as a ministry is to reach people from all backgrounds, denominations and walks of life. We envisage a church without walls or denominations, focusing solely on the hearts of people while simultaneously empowering the community. Our mission is to act as a bridge through the prophetic word of God and power of the Holy Spirit, equipping and encouraging people to reach their full potential and ultimately, finding their identity in Jesus Christ.
Meet the team...
Founder and Lead Pastor
Patrick and Michele Rodriguez
Patrick and Michele are the Lead Pastors at the Bridge Church. They have a passion to see the church of the Lord Jesus Christ walking in all that God has purposed for them. The prophetic anointing that they carry has the same theme, releasing a heavenly awakening to God's glorious bride, restoring God's identity to the hearer. They are passionate about Jesus and have been in His service for over twenty years. Their heart is to gather the body of Christ together as spokes in a wheel and to activate her for her eternal service.
Patrick brings a powerful word of the Lord to the church with the commitment that every word he speaks is an outflow from God's presence. Patrick is a man of prayer and the Word and is very much acquainted with God's presence. He makes it his main priority to first hear the heart of the Father and then adjusts his heart and message accordingly. Michele serves in the music ministry, singing the songs of the Lord. She serves the Lord as a wife and mother to their three beautiful children.
Arno and Lynette Romijn
Arno and Lynette are the in-house Prophets, speaking the word of the Lord with accuracy, boldness and a gentleness that penetrates even the hardest of hearts. They have a passion to release healing, identity and restoration to the body of Christ. They have great experience in ministry and have an anointing to teach the word of the Lord to the body of Christ.
Arno heads up the School of Ministry and teaches on topics such as identity and how to hear God's voice. He brings a clear cut message to the body of Christ and provokes her to maturity into all that God has intended for her to walk in. Lynette stands beside Arno with a grace and an anointing to minister to the broken. They have three beautiful children and have taught them from a young age to listen to the voice of the Lord.
Marcus and Danielle van Reenen
Marcus and Danielle are our associate Pastors at the Bridge Church.
They both have a teaching anointing and oversee our discipleship, home groups and young adults ministry. Marcus has an administrative anointing on his life and has put many prophetic strategies and ideas into place. They are passionate to see a generation raised up in the fear of the Lord and walking in signs, wonders and character before the Lord. They have three beautiful children and serve the Lord wholeheartedly.