Scott Gibson

The Bridge, Ohio
Lead Church Planter
Heath Ohio
The Bridge
May 28

About My Family

Scott grew up in central Ohio in a Christian home and came to Christ at age 9. Although he was called to ministry at age 18, he didn't accept that call until 2004. Scott received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Ohio Christian University. Before planting The Bridge church, he served as the assistant pastor of The Gathering in Thornville for five years.

He is married to Melissa. They have three grown children, five still at home and two grandchildren.

About My Church Plant

Scott planted The Bridge in 2011, meeting in Somerset Elementary School. Within six months the church was out of space. They purchased their first building in Somerset before moving to Pleasantville. After extensive remodeling, they opened The Bridge Pleasantville in October 2013.

The Bridge believes that multiplication is thoroughly biblical and the model of the New Testament church. On Easter Sunday 2019, The Bridge opened another campus in Lancaster with more than 100 people in attendance. Since then they have baptized seven people.

NAMB Church Planting

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Pray for vitality and sustainability for the new campus in Lancaster. Pray for Scott and his family as they do the hard work of planting. Pray for energy as they do church in two locations. Pray that the Lord will continue to open doors for ministry in the community.


The Bridge is seeking financial and prayer partners. If you are interested in connecting with them in this way, reach out to Scott at
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