About Us

We are fueled by our belief in the resiliency of the human spirit and the power of God’s love and grace.

We’re on a mission to help those in need become contributing members of society, leading lives they are proud of. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, faith-centered ministry dedicated to providing support and resources to those in need, Bright Bridge Ministries offers food, recovery services, housing and spiritual guidance.
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Since 2007, we’ve been working with Escambia County's most vulnerable and under-resourced residents: homeless individuals and families, children living in poverty, U.S. veterans, mentally ill, former inmates, substance abusers and others in need.

Within two miles of our property, there are three homeless camps, multiple abandoned houses where groups of our clients reside, and two homeless shelters. More than 70% of our neighbors in this census tract live well below the poverty level, and live in housing that exceeds over half their income.

The needs of this population are significant, individualized and complex. Our God-centered approach offers a bridge to brighter days, empowering each person with dignity, care and acceptance to equip them for their journey toward recovery and life renewal.

In 2019, we changed our name from Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries to Bright Bridge Ministries.

This came as a result of being granted a complete brand transformation, courtesy of idgroup’s Brand on Us initiative. With this change, we propel forward with a renewed sense of purpose, passionately serving men, women and children regardless of faith or circumstance.

Our Mission

As a community of believers, we provide food, transitional housing and spiritual support to individuals in need. Motivated by Christ’s teachings, we treat people with dignity, care and acceptance to empower and equip them for their journey toward recovery and life renewal.

We feed the body and the soul through meals, housing, recovery groups and more.

There are many ways to help us and support those on a journey to recovery. See how you can get involved today.

FAQ

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact a member of our team to get in touch.

A. No documents are needed for anyone to receive basic services from Bright Bridge Ministries.

A. We are sorry that we do not have funds to assist with rent or utility bills.

A. Any person in need of the services from Bright Bridge Ministries may receive services.

A. Under normal circumstances, meals provided by Bright Bridge Ministries, including second helping when available, must be consumed in the Fellowship Hall. We normally do not allow food to be taken off premises.  However, due to recent health concerns about COVID-19, we are amending this policy to allow food to be taken off premises, in the to-go boxes we are providing those who visit our food ministry pick-up just outside our building, as an alternative to everyone dining together in our building.  This is a temporary amendment to our normal policy, in an effort to minimize large gatherings of people, in compliance with current guidelines by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A. While everyone is invited to attend all services at RMUMC, it is not a requirement in order to receive services from Bright Bridge Ministries.  Bright Bridge Ministries does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or military status, in any of its activities or operations.  These activities include, but are not limited to, selection or acceptance of members, volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all of our clients, volunteers, staff, subcontractors, vendors, associates, and constituents.

A. The nearest ECAT bus stop is at Cervantes Street and U Street, approximately two blocks from the Bright Bridge location.

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