Pastors

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.