Rev. kimo baker, lead pastor

Pastor Kimo grew up in the loving home of Jim and Sandra Baker who were missionaries for Open Doors with Brother Andrew the first years of his life. Growing up in a home with missionaries as parents, he received a great understanding of the importance to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ into the world.


After high school, Pastor Kimo received a scholarship to play baseball for a college in Los Angeles, but the Lord had other plans for his life. 
Two weeks before the baseball season was to start, he injured his shoulder, preventing him from playing baseball and catapulting him into full-time ministry, of which he has been since 1996.


In 2000 he met his wife Kristin who was attending a Christian performing arts school in Pasadena, California. 
That year he also received the call from the Lord to enter into pastoral ministry.

In July of 2001 Kimo and Kristin were married in Laconia, New Hampshire, and in November of 2001 made their first move from California to New Hampshire where Kimo grew a great love for New England.

In 2003 the Lord gifted Kimo and Kristin with their first child who was born in Concord, New Hampshire, and in 2008 the Lord gifted the Bakers again with their second child who was born in Arcadia, California.

In 2012 Kimo and Kristin moved back to New England, and during that time Kimo finished his Master's degree in pastoral ministry from Trinity. 

In 2013 he became the pastor of Nextgen NH, a restart church in Northwood, New Hampshire that was a part of the ABC V/NH.


The Bakers moved to Milford in January 2021, having been in Cape Cod since 2015, they were excited to get back to New Hampshire to continue to do the work of which they have been called. 
The Bakers have a great love to reach all people with compassion through soul care, through the preaching of the Gospel in the Word,
and through partnering with the local community to meet the needs of those who are hurting and lost.

Elders

The Elders at the Bridge Community Church, play a crucial role in leadership, as they teach, train and care for the congregation and community.

  • Bob BRAGDON, Elder

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  • Steve COHN, Elder

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  • Darryl JEWETT, Elder

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  • Luis RAICES, Elder

    Luis grew in the city of Arecibo Puerto Rico in a family, not so much practicing, but identified Catholic. Luis attended public school until third grade and then transferred to a Catholic school all the way to graduation. After graduation from High School, Luis went to complete a degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico. Along with the BS degree Luis also commissioned as US Army Officer through ROTC. As an officer Luis deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. After redeployment Luis went to pursue a career as a Biopharmaceutical Microbiologist. Luis married Winnie Carrillo, who was one of the people that God put in his life to challenge his spirituality. That led Luis to accept the Lord Jesus Christ and get baptized while attending the First Baptist Church in Morovis Puerto Rico.

     

    After a disease that left their younger daughter with a disability Winnie and Luis’ decided to move from Puerto Rico and eventually established residence in Milford to pursue the best care possible for their daughter. Once Luis moved to Milford he became a member of the Bridge Community Church, becoming an elder right after.

  • Matthew Willette, Pastoral Intern

    Matthew grew up in Milford and graduated from Milford Area Senior High.  He was raised and baptized at the First Baptist Church of Milford.  His faith walk has not been a straight and steady march on the narrow path, but instead, a wandering through realms of awe, into fear and rebellion, giving way to love. 

     

    Matthew has spent most of his life working with adults and children with disabilities.  After graduating high school, He moved to Greenfield, New Hampshire, to work at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center.  After several years, he accepted a position at The Skills Center, a sheltered workshop for adults with intellectual disabilities in Soquel, California.  While attending Rivier University, He worked as a paraprofessional and substitute teacher for the Merrimack, Milford, and Mascenic school districts.  After graduating, He served as a Special Education teacher and case manager in Alaska public schools, during which He completed his graduate work in Special Education at Purdue University.

     

    Matthew is particularly proud of his roles as a servant for Jesus, son, brother, and uncle; however, the status of “sinner” gains him entry into the body of Jesus Christ.  He believes it is the work of all Christians, rooted in love, to patiently endure those we perceive as enemies of Christ so that God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth (2 Tim. 2:25).  

     

    For more information about Matthew, seek him out on a Sunday to build a relationship with him.

      Kristin Baker, Director of student & community ministries

      Kristin has been blessed with the amazing gift of teaching, writing, and evangelism making the Baker team a double threat to the enemy.
      Kristin holds a Bachelors in Biblical Counseling from Trinity, a  B.A. in Integrated Studies and an M. Div. from Liberty. Her passion for the Lord, her training she has received, and her ability to present the Gospel clearly has made her a sought after speaker in New England.


      Kristin has been working with youth since 1997 and is a mother of two teens.

      Amy howe, bridge bargains director

      Bargain shopping has really been a life long thing for me. Growing up, a lot of our clothes were hand me downs from siblings and others, so wearing second hand clothes was really no big thing. Right out of high school, I went to Henry O. Peabody School for fashion design. I quickly discovered that was not for me, and only stayed one semester. Although I had a love for clothes, I didnt have the ideas for the designs. Once I was living on my own, I searched out thrifts stores in my area, and would always check out church rummage sales. I loved bargain shopping. Even shopping in a retail store, the clearance rack was and still is usually what I check out first. When my boys were little, I would often buy clothes at rummage sales and pay "by the bag" price, sometimes that meant $1.00 a bag. I could get away with that until they got a little older. 

        

      For a few years before Patrick was born, I managed a small jewelry store located in a mall in Massachusetts. Although I do have to say, managing is not a natural gift for me, I did love arranging the store and displaying the merchandise. There were a few years when I was a single mom. It was in those years that I really learning to pinch pennies and become really organized. Until just recently, I was a dealer for 2 1/2 years in a multi-dealer shop in Amherst. I thoroughly enjoyed doing this, as it was a creative outlet for me. About 5 months ago, I mentioned to my haristylist that it would be great to have a shop and I thought she would be a great person to go into business with. Not long after this, Nat Hall mentioned to Ron that it would be a good idea to have the red house converted into a thrift store.... So here we are, God has given me experiences so I can serve Him in running the Thrift Shop. I love my job, and am so grateful that I serve an Awesome God!

      lisa ikerd, creative arts director

      I came to FBC with my family when I was in high school. I became very involved with the youth group . I became involved with youth group as one of the leaders shortly after high school. Later on, I became involved with Christian Education and worked as both Sunday School Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent for several years. Currently I serve on the Christian Education board as co-chair and am excited to see where the Lord is leading The Bridge with regard to its Christian Education programs. I've been very involved in a variety of music programs at The Bridge for many years including special musical presentations, hand-bell choirs and musical drama

      doug howe, worship director

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