"Love God, Love Your Neighbor, Love Your Neighborhood..."

Vision & Mission

Vision Statement: to be a safe and loving environment that demonstrates God’s love in a relational way

Mission Statement: to equip youth and families with the tools necessary for academic achievement, life skills, creative expression, spiritual growth and leadership

History

The idea for the Bridge Academy and Community Center was planted in 2001 by Steve and Stefanie Wilson while they were attending Calvary Fellowship Church in Lionville, PA.  With assistance from the CFC Elders, volunteers from CFC's Bridge Ministry and a few outreach events, we were able to successfully plant small seeds of a future ministry.

In early 2002, a separate 501(c)(3) (non-profit organization) was established.  During 2002 a Board of Directors was recruited and the search for a permanent location begun.  God blessed our efforts through identifying a property at 570 Olive St. and enabling the BACC to take occupancy in December.

In 2008, Jordan Crans was hired as the Executive Director.

With each passing year, the Bridge Academy draws more children and families. God is at work through the ministries here. The BACC is a place where the Gospel is preached and the tangible love of Christ is shown.

AERIAL 578 AND 570

Core Values

Leadership

The leadership of The Bridge Academy and Community Center focuses on our individual relationships with the Lord.  We strive to love God with all of our hearts, minds, and souls.  We pray our decisions, actions, and thoughts are in step with the will of God. Our lives are in response to the love we have for Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

  • Matthew 22:37 - Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind."

Relationships

We desire to have strong, genuine relationships with those that come through our doors.  This includes getting to know everyone, caring for unmet needs, and helping people reach their highest potential. Plain and simple, we do life together!

  • Matthew 22:39 -And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'

Programs

We diligently strive to provide excellent and engaging programs for our community.  We desire to provide new opportunities, life changing teaching, and memorable experiences.

  • Ephesians 2:10 -   For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Leadership

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Jordan Crans

Executive Director
Jordan has been the Executive Director since 2008 and is in charge of implementing programs, Mom's Club and overseeing the entire ministry. Her husband Josh assists with programs, discipleship and he works full time with County Corrections Gospel Mission.
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Tyler Changaris

Assistant Director
Tyler is the Assistant Director and has been at the BACC since May 2012. Tyler primarily oversees daily programs, operations, communications, and mentors student groups.
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Rae Changaris

Program Coordinator/Special Events
Rae is a Program Coordinator and has been with the Bridge for 3 years. She helps run special events, mentoring, and programs.
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Kenny Allen

Tutoring Coordinator
Kenny is the Tutoring Coordinator at the Bridge Academy. Kenny came on staff in June 2014. He has a passion for education. Kenny will focus his efforts on the afterschool tutoring time. He lives with his wife Crystal in Coatesville.

Board of Directors

  • Jane Johnson -Coatesville Area School District School Teacher (retired)
  • Joe McPeak (Chairman) - Principal Consultant, Microsoft Corp.
  • Dawne Clark - Volunteer
  • Seth Windle - Owner - Windle Contracting
  • Chaya Scott - Executive Director of the Coatesville Youth Initiative
  • Barbara Wilson - Art teacher (Caln Elementary School)
  • Glenn Clark Owner - Rockwood Holdings, Inc.
  • George Keyes - LabCorp Sales Account Manager (retired)

Facilities

The Bridge Academy and Community Center has been blessed with a wonderful location in the heart of Coatesville. Our building has become a crucial gathering spot within our neighborhood! We are in the process of renovations our new building 578 Olive St.