February 9, 2024

Associate Pastor Mark Bridges

I was raised by honest morally good parents, however, in high school, I chose a different path, one of partying, drugs, and alcohol. By God’s miraculous direction, someone invited me to youth group at First Baptist Church,  Portland, Texas.  And on a dare, I attended and heard the Gospel for the first time.  My life was shattered, and I was changed. I accepted Christ as my Savior.


I entered ministry later than most, at age 32, but God’s timing is perfect.  My first ministry position was as a volunteer youth leader which quickly transitioned into full-time.  In 2003, I accepted the call to serve as the youth minister here at FCC and served in that role until 2014.  Since 2014, I have served as the Associate Pastor.

Bridges family

In my spare time, I enjoy getting my hands dirty in my workshop.  I am a certified “coffee snob” so much so that I roast my own green coffee beans with a homemade roaster.


God has blessed me with a wonderful wife of 30+ years, Jane Ann.  We have two beautiful daughters, Ashley and Kelley, and a son-in-law Phil.  In August, we welcomed our first granddaughter, beautiful Isla Ann.  She already has me wrapped around her finger!


Pastor Mark may be reached by calling the church office or by email. mrmark@fccnac.org