Leadership Team

Port Wilburn

Executive Director of Mission

Port is a family man, married to Marshelle since 1991, with five children, and in 2020, a son-in-law and first grandchild. He is a passionate indigenous leader, born and raised in the East Bay. Port is a Church Planter and a Missional Catalyst. He is a first generation believer with fresh eyes assessing and assisting today’s church towards God’s mission. In 2006, he restarted a dying church in the city of San Pablo. Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship grew to be a multi-ethnic cross-generational congregation of nearly 100 people. Today, it is a Ministry Center housing three churches and outreaching to its community.

Port’s ministry experience has spanned work with the San Francisco Peninsula Baptist Association and East Bay Baptist Association (now together Bridges), the North American Mission Board, California Southern Baptist Convention planting Urban Churches throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, and as a guest speaker/CLD facilitator for Gateway Seminary. Words that he lives by are Purpose, Passion, and Permission to accomplish all that God has set for him to do. He is a visionary and a true equipper of God's People with a Barnabus heart.

Marshelle Wilburn

Systems & Operations / Women's Ministry Network Administrator

Marshelle is a ministry partnering wife with her husband, Port. They have been married since 1991 and were blessed with four daughters and one son. In 2020, their family expanded with a son-in-law and their first grandchild. One of her spiritual gifts is administration which she functions in at Bridges over Systems and Operations and with the Bay Area Rescue Mission, a Christian homeless shelter in the SF East Bay, where she has served in management since 2007. She is also a bible study, devotional author for Lifeway Christian Resources and international women’s ministry leadership trainer and speaker. Her passion for supporting ministry wives has been manifested in her role with NAMB as planter spouse development advocate and assessor, through her own ministry Hephzibah’s Haven for Pastors’ Wives, and currently with Bridges through the Women’s Ministry Network which provides S.H.E. ConnecX for Christian Women to Connect in Sistership and Community and through S.H.E. ConnecX - H.E.R. Care providing support and community for ministers’ and ministry wives.

MJ Pryor

Executive Administrator

MJ is a fifth generation Oakland Native, with a heart for the Bay Area and serving God's people. In Addition to her role with Bridges Association, she uses her gifts of administration and teaching as Director of Children's Ministry at The Movement Church in Oakland. But most of her time is spent soaking up those sweet baby cuddles as she and her husband welcomed their first daughter in Spring of 2021.

David Parrish

CHEIF FINANCIAL OFFICER

David is the Chief Financial and Properties Officer of Bridges after faithfully serving with the San Francisco Peninsula Baptist and East Bay Baptist Associations. He also is a church planter, church consultant, and campus pastor in the North Bay Area.  He is the founder and leader of The Study, a group of Bible Studies in the North Beach area of San Francisco.  David is also the principle of Executive Pastor Services that assists church planters and established small to medium size churches with the business side of running a church. He is passionate about sharing the gospel and God’s Word, AV and digital projects and his only granddaughter.

Executive Board

Moderator: Ben Chung (SF Chinese Baptist Church) San Francisco - Minister

Vice Moderator: James Westbrook (Realm Church) Oakland - Minister

Treasurer: Brett Butler (Sanctuary Bay) Hillsborough - Minister

Clerk: Aaron Gomez (Bayside Community Church) Foster City - Minister


Members-At-Large: 

Joseph Bryant (Calvary Hill Community) San Francisco - Minister

Eduardo Aldama (Broadway Baptist Church) San Pablo - Minister

Homero Hernandez (Iglesia Bautista La Roca) Hayward - Minister

Chauncey Mathews (Corinthian Baptist Church) Oakland - Minister

LeRoy Tucker (First Southern Baptist Church) San Pablo - Minister

Larry Blair (Valley Baptist Church) Castro Valley - Minister

Ron Jackson (East Bay Bible Church) Oakland - Minister

Roberto Jimenez (Iglesia Bautista El Calvario) Hayward - Minister

Lonnie Gowans (Delight in the Word) San Leandro - Minister

Wayne Earl (Rock Harbor Christian) Richmond - Minister

Mint Soe (Burmese Christian Church) Daly City - Minister

Royce Ruiz (Redeemer Church) Fremont - Minister

Regional Coordinators

Ted Goslen - West Contra Costa

Royce Ruiz - Fremont Trivalley

Andrew Wu - San Francisco Peninsula