The History of Bridgeman Life
In 1991 an annexe was started at Carseldine QUT campus by Christian Outreach Centre in Mansfield (this church is known today as “Citipointe COC”).
In August 1993 Pastors Alan & Pat Wills were commissioned to pioneer the work and to establish it as an independent COC. The church continued to grow and in February 1995, Alan & Pat were ordained as Senior Pastors of COC Brisbane North. The church continued to meet at the University Campus until 2001 when 5 acres of land was purchased at Bridgeman Downs and subsequent plans were put into the Brisbane City Council for building approval.
During the building project the church met on the mezzanine level of A-Mart at Virginia. Finally in August 2003, with approximately 400 people in attendance, we celebrated the opening of the new church building and re-named it Bridgeman COC.
The new church home saw members take on a new level of ownership and identity with the vision which carried it into a season of growth. Today Bridgeman remains a strong and flourishing local church with a strong emphasis on faith, miracles and influencing the local community.
Alan & Pat Wills (Senior Pastors)
Alan has conducted pastors conferences and evangelistic crusades throughout Australia and in many nations of the world, including India, Nepaul, Philippines, England, Scotland, France, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the U.S.Alan & Pat found Jesus as their personal Saviour in 1977 after a life-changing personal encounter with Jesus. In 1988 they were called into full-time ministry at Citipointe COC, where they served for 5 years as area pastors over 900 people. In 1993 they were commissioned to pioneer a COC church on the north side of Brisbane, which became a reality in 1995. The church was re-named Bridgeman COC at the opening of the new church building in 2003.
Alan is an evangelist with a passion for the lost and a desire to see the church walk an uncompromising path for the sake of the gospel. He carries a spirit of revival and sees the presence of God manifest powerfully in his ministry. He has a desire to see the younger generation released in the power and call of God upon their lives, and become a strong influence for Jesus to the unsaved community.
Alan and Pat have been happily married for 41 years with two daughters and sons-in-law, and four grand-children. They have served in full-time ministry in Christian Outreach Centre for 24 years.
Allen & Debbie Sen (Associate Pastors)
Allen & Debbie have a strong pastoral gift over their life and are currently serving as Associate Pastors at Bridgeman Life. They have had a wealth of ministry experience having served as Senior Pastors for 12 years in Lautoka, Fiji and 2 years in Eastbourne, England.