Mission, Vision, & History


The Mission of The Bridge

Connecting People with God, Scripture, and Community

The Vision of The Bridge

To build a thriving Messianic Jewish community that loves, strengthens, and serves each other, and walks as a light for our Messiah Yeshua in the Treasure Valley and beyond.

Our Story

The Bridge was pioneered as Kehilat Yeshua Messianic Fellowship in the fall of 2015/5776 by Mark and Judy Rich. 

In the spring of 2017, Kehilat Yeshua moved out of the Rich residence to Meridian, meeting in a small church building. There we grew for a year, until the doors were opened for us to move into our current facility at Grace Foursquare in spring of 2018.

In the summer of 2018, after two years of study, Mark received his minister’s credentials from the International Foursquare Church.

In the spring of 2019, Kehilat Yeshua was accepted into the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS).

At the beginning of 2022 we relaunched as The Bridge Messianic Fellowship. This renaming was done together with our members as we assessed our identity, calling, and purpose as a congregation.

In the fall of 2023, Mark and Judy both received their ordination from Foursquare, celebrating 8 years in congregational leadership.

As we look forward into the future, we hope to continue growing in depth through maturity, and in width through leading others into the kingdom of heaven and bringing lone Messianic believers into community. Pastor Mark and Judy both plan on continuing to develop as leaders, increasing their education and working towards ordination through the MJAA.

We hope that in time we will have the ability to have our own building, with a family life center, beit midrash, and mikveh, offering a beautiful and life-changing encounter with HaShem for Messianic believers in the Treasure Valley and beyond.