WHAT TO EXPECT

We mean come as you are. You don’t need to look, act, or be a certain way to worship at our church. No experience necessary – it doesn’t matter where you are at with God right now, where you’ve been, or what you’ve done. You will find nothing but care and love from the people at our church.

Our Worship Team does an amazing job of leading our hearts in worshipping God each week. You don’t need to know the words or how to sing, you can still join in or just listen.

We put a lot of energy into our children and youth programs, Bridge Kidz (birth-5th grade) and Shelter 7 (middle and high school). We know your kids and teenagers will love coming to these programs where they can learn about God and build relationships with each other.

We believe that churches were never meant to build walls between people and our communities. We love serving the Ann Arbor and surrounding communities, in any way that we can. Check out some of our ongoing outreach efforts HERE.


WHAT WE BELIEVE

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The Bible

The sole basis of our belief is the Bible. The Scripture in its entirety is composed of 66 books of the Old and New Testament, which originated with God and was given through the work of many different God-inspired authors.

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God

We believe there is one living, true, holy God, eternally existent in the Holy Trinity of Father Son and Holy Spirit. God the Father send Jesus Christ the Son to save us from the consequences of our mistakes. Jesus Christ sent the Spirit to enable us to become the kind of followers that he intended us to be.

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Being Disciples

We believe that Jesus has called us to give our lives to bridging the gap between Him and His people. We believe our lives should be built around communicating the Love Story of Jesus Christ.  We make this happen by consistently seeking to improve our relationship with Christ and our relationships with the people in our lives.


STAFF

 DARRYL CANTY                Lead Pastor Darryl was born and raised in Inkster, MI.  He graduated from Rochester College in Rochester, MI with a double major in Youth Ministry and Counseling. He then went on to earn a BA in Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the creator of the christian theatre company, One Time Blind, which traveled across America sharing God’s love through engaging skits. Darryl came on as the Youth Pastor at the Ann Arbor Church of Christ in 2000 before becoming the Lead Pastor in 2006. He has continued to lead through the years with his energetic sermons. Darryl loves God, people, and thinking of ways to combine the two.  Darryl and Montina were married in 1998 and have two children. He loves all things Star Wars, and enjoys reading and having fun. They live in Ann Arbor.

 DARRYL CANTY                Lead Pastor

Darryl was born and raised in Inkster, MI. 

He graduated from Rochester College in Rochester, MI with a double major in Youth Ministry and Counseling. He then went on to earn a BA in Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the creator of the christian theatre company, One Time Blind, which traveled across America sharing God’s love through engaging skits. Darryl came on as the Youth Pastor at the Ann Arbor Church of Christ in 2000 before becoming the Lead Pastor in 2006. He has continued to lead through the years with his energetic sermons. Darryl loves God, people, and thinking of ways to combine the two. 

Darryl and Montina were married in 1998 and have two children. He loves all things Star Wars, and enjoys reading and having fun. They live in Ann Arbor.

 PETER BAE                   Worship Pastor Peter Bae was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Peter graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in History. He is continuously praying about and strongly considering pursuing a calling in Worship Ministry. As a music-lover, Peter considers the intimate combination of worship and music to be one of the greatest things to ever happen to this world.  Peter is currently serving in the worship ministry at Arbor Bridge Church and Ann Arbor Hope Christian Reformed Church, as well as working full-time at Pi Distribution Inc. in Novi, Michigan.  In his spare time, Peter loves to listen to music. His favorite band is Hillsong. 

 PETER BAE                   Worship Pastor

Peter Bae was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Peter graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in History. He is continuously praying about and strongly considering pursuing a calling in Worship Ministry. As a music-lover, Peter considers the intimate combination of worship and music to be one of the greatest things to ever happen to this world. 

Peter is currently serving in the worship ministry at Arbor Bridge Church and Ann Arbor Hope Christian Reformed Church, as well as working full-time at Pi Distribution Inc. in Novi, Michigan. 

In his spare time, Peter loves to listen to music. His favorite band is Hillsong. 

 JAIMIE HARTMAN  Connections Pastor Jaimie was born and raised just outside Chicago, Illinois. Her family moved to the Ann Arbor area during her high school years.  She graduated from Michigan Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan with a BA in Religious Education. She started working as an intern and has served in different roles throughout the years and joined Arbor Bridge in 2015. Jaimie oversees first impressions as the worship experience producer and coordinates the newcomer process. She also serves as director of bridge group ministries. She enjoys serving behind the scenes support for staff and church members.  Jaimie and her husband Kevin were married in 1998 and have a daughter Taylor who attends Calvin College. Go Knights! Jaimie enjoys being outdoors, reading, and getting together with people. Anything Chicago and 80's is pretty great too. They live in Ypsilanti Township. 

 JAIMIE HARTMAN  Connections Pastor

Jaimie was born and raised just outside Chicago, Illinois. Her family moved to the Ann Arbor area during her high school years. 

She graduated from Michigan Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan with a BA in Religious Education. She started working as an intern and has served in different roles throughout the years and joined Arbor Bridge in 2015. Jaimie oversees first impressions as the worship experience producer and coordinates the newcomer process. She also serves as director of bridge group ministries. She enjoys serving behind the scenes support for staff and church members. 

Jaimie and her husband Kevin were married in 1998 and have a daughter Taylor who attends Calvin College. Go Knights! Jaimie enjoys being outdoors, reading, and getting together with people. Anything Chicago and 80's is pretty great too. They live in Ypsilanti Township.