Pastors & Staff

Steve Cripps

Senior Pastor

As the senior pastor at Bridgepointe Church, Steve provides leadership, teaching, and vision for the entire church. Following God’s call on his life, Steve and a handful of people launched Bridgepointe Church in 2002. Steve received his undergraduate degree from Kentucky Wesleyan University and received his Master’s Degree in Christian Education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Steve and his wife, Gina, grew up in Owensboro and live there today. They have 2 daughters, 1 son-in-law, and 2 grandsons.

Kris Patton

Children's Pastor

Kris is the children’s pastor at Bridgepointe. He is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies. He is passionate about helping children understand the message of Jesus Christ and helping families grow stronger in their faith together.

Kris and his wife, Sara, live in Owensboro with their 3 sons.

Shawn Clifton

Missions and Local Outreach

Shawn is the Missions and Local Outreach Director. She spearheads Bridgepointe’s relationship with the community of Owensboro as well as our partner church plant in Nicaragua. She is passionate about integrating Bridgepointe into the community and bringing the Gospel message to the world. Shawn also serves on our worship team and is the women’s ministry director.

Ethan Woods

Worship Pastor

Ethan is Bridgepointe's Worship Pastor. Originally from Cookeville, Tennessee, he has been in ministry for over 15 years. Ethan is a multi-instrumentalist who is passionate about music and helping people connect with God through music, Ethan and his wife Mahala moved to Owensboro in February of 2021.


Student Pastor

Ryan is Bridgepointe’s Youth Pastor. His goal is to guide students in becoming devoted followers of Christ and ministering to their families. He will graduate from the college of  Southwestern Seminary in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies. Ryan grew up in Utica, served in youth ministry since he was saved in 2014, and now lives in Owensboro with his wife, Angela and their dog "Ed".

Lindsay Creager

Office Administrator

Lindsay has been in the administrative field for over 23 years, with over 13 years in administrative management. Lindsay is our office administrator and is responsible for our day to day operations. She also serves on the Worship Team. Lindsay is the mother to 3 beautiful girls- 2 of which are grown,  she  currently resides in Owensboro, KY with her husband, Michael and their youngest daughter.