Pastor – Rev. Scott A. Bridges

Scott grew up in McAlester, Oklahoma. He became a Christian the summer he graduated from high school, and then got involved with a campus ministry at Oklahoma State University.  After graduating, he joined the staff at that organization, and served for four years at another university, where he met Julie.

Julie and Scott got married the same summer they entered seminary at Covenant Theological Seminary.  During that time they helped a church start a Singles Ministry as interns.  And after they graduated, they helped to replant a church in St. Louis. Scott also taught part time at the seminary.

In 1996 Scott and Julie moved their family (Emily and Jack) to the west coast where they began Christ Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara, CA.  They also helped to start the first Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) on the West Coast, and gave leadership to planting a number of other churches.  Scott came to Wallace in the Summer of 2008 as Senior Pastor.

Associate Pastor – Rev. Stephen Coleman

Since 2008, Stephen Coleman has served as the Assistant Pastor — and Associate Pastor as of July 2012 — at Wallace Presbyterian Church where he shares in the teaching, preaching and other pastoral responsibilities.  The son of a PCA pastor and a Maryland native, Stephen graduated from Grove City College (B.A., 2002), Westminster Seminary California (M. Div., 2005), and the Catholic University of America (M.A., 2010).  While at Grove City, Stephen met and married his wife and best friend, Carrie, in 2002.

Upon graduation from Westminster Seminary California, Stephen was ordained and installed as the Assistant Pastor at Valley Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, where he served for three years ministering in a variety of capacities including preaching, teaching and counseling.

In addition to pastoring at Wallace, Stephen is a Teaching Fellow for the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages at The Catholic University of America where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Semitic Languages.  He also lectures at Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., in Old Testament and Biblical Languages.

Stephen and Carrie have four children — Molly, Oliver, Charlotte and Whitman.  Stephen’s greatest joy in ministry is seeing sinners hold firm to the hope they have in Christ.

Assistant Pastor of Missions and Visitation – Dr. David Miner
David and Eleanor Miner moved to the College Park area to be closer to grandchildren after David retired from a pastorate in northern New Jersey. Having attended Wallace PC for a number of months, the pastoral staff and Session offered David further ministry as Assistant Pastor for Visitation and Missions.  He accepted and was installed in November 2014.
They were married in 1970 and have six children including Mary Miner and Ruth Zuba, both members of Wallace PC, and 13 grandchildren, including the five Zubas here.
David was raised in India where his parents were medical missionaries with a Baptist group.  Eleanor was raised in New Jersey.  They met in Wheaton, Illinois after college when David was in seminary prior to graduate studies in philosophy. After Army service and graduate school, he did not find a philosophy teaching position and worked in carpentry for about twelve years while doing some theology teaching on the side.  Then in 1992 he was granted the privilege of serving as pastor in the PCA church in Millburn/Short Hills where they had been members since 1979.  He retired in 2012.
David has had an interest in woodworking since he spent many hours watching an Indian cabinetmaker when he was still a child.  Eleanor has an interest in gardening and bird watching. Both often walk together.  Both delight in the increased time they have for reading and attending separate book clubs.  They also enjoy skyping with scattered children and grandchildren and occasional trips to visit them in Prague and Seattle.

Church-Planting Intern — Abraham NuQuay

Abraham was born and raised in Liberia, West Africa, as the son of a Presbyterian Pastor. Although he grew up in a Christian home, his faith grew through Campus Crusade for Christ on the campus of the University of Liberia where he majored in Political Science and later received a law degree.  While in Liberia, Abraham was active in ministry, local politics, and social justice. He met his wife, Celena, who travelled from the U.S. to Liberia to help promote democracy, in advance of the first post-war election in Liberia.

Abraham and Celena married in 1999, and served in a church in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where they were active in ministry. Abraham is pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS), where he sensed a call to be a church planter. Abraham and Celena and their two children, Jimmie and Emma, attended La Plata Community Church (LPCC) where they began to further expand their vision to plant a church in Waldorf, Maryland. While at LPCC, Abraham served as a Pastoral Intern and Ruling Elder, while both he and Celena engaged the Charles County community through coaching basketball, hosting community bible studies in their home, and laying a foundation for a church plant in Waldorf.

The NuQuays came to Wallace in 2014, to learn more about church-planting under Scott’s leadership. Their prayer is that with the support of ministry partners, God will plant a church in Waldorf.