Our Pastors

Landon & Emily Merrill
Landon & Emily Merrill

Senior Pastors of Bridge Church

Our History

2006 | Answering the Call of Ministry

Pastors Landon and Emily married in 2006 and answered the call of ministry at the ages of 20 & 22. They served alongside Pastor Landon’s family by planting Covenant Church Lake Havasu in Lake Havasu City, AZ in 2005. They served as Assistant Pastors from 2006-2011.

2011 | The Second Church Plant

Landon and Emily responded to the call from Pastor Mike Hayes to come help establish and restore Covenant Church Flagstaff. Upon their move, they discovered great personal history. In that Landon’s grandparents; Jacky and Deanna Willhoite, pastored the same church in the mid 60’s…some years after Pastors Jimmy and Shirley Hayes (Mike’s parents) had moved on to continue their ministry in Texas.

2018 | Covenant Church Arizona Officially Launches

With the help of the community, we opened the doors at our brand new location in Flagstaff, and officially launched as senior pastors of Covenant Church Arizona!

2019 | Bridge Church Was Born

Upon receiving a revelation from God regarding our identity, we rebranded from Covenant Church Arizona to Bridge Church. Fulfilling God’s calling on our church to stand upon our covenant with God and bridge the gap between the church and the community. Now, Flagstaff is a thriving location for Bridge Church. We stand firm on God’s vision for this city and this state as a whole. We love our State Motto: “Ditat Deus” which means, “God Enriches”. We believe that when you visit our campus, you will feel God’s love and know He is enriching every area of your life!