Welcome To Bridge City Church


Gibson Family


Luke Gibson - Founding Pastor

Luke was born in Zanesville and has lived in this area for most of his life.  Luke graduated High School from Tabor Academy in Marion, MA and received his bachelor's degree at Muskingum College.  From basketball to business or being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 10 years of age, Luke understands God is constantly building his life.  Most of his professional career has been serving and protecting the church through risk management and insurance.  This experience in ministry, alongside his service as an elder, small group leader, discipleship pastor, and teaching pastor, have been building blocks in preparation for shepherding at Bridge City Church. Together Luke and his wife Jordyn, set out to begin the work of planting Bridge City. Jordyn led worship and City Kids initially and with the expansion of their family, others have stepped in to lead those ministries of Bridge City Church. Luke and Jordyn are thankful for all that God has done as the church continues to grow and build disciples of Jesus. 

Luke and Jordyn have 5 children; Cruz, River, Moriah, Leo, and Jude.


Wes Humble - Co-Pastor  

Wes Humble has been a pastor, University Administrator, Director of Communications for a denomination, editor of two faith related magazines and currently serves as the Executive Director of Ministry and Community Relations for a national Health Sharing ministry. He also served as Executive Director of the Community Services Division of the Licking County Sheriff’s Office and still serves as Chaplain serving both patrol and SWAT. Francene is the owner of Fran and Co. Hair Studio in Newark, Ohio. Between the two of them, they share six children and multiple grandchildren. 


Joshua Humphrey - Worship Pastor 

Joshua brings experience and leadership to our worship band.  Joshua and his wife Kaitlin both serve together on Sundays and welcomed their first child in 2022.  Joshua also oversees our media and sound teams.  


Kayla Nilo - City Kids

Kayla Nilo has grown up in Newark her whole life and has a passion for teaching little ones in the city of Newark about the love of Christ. She strives to show the love of Christ each day as teaches first graders in Newark City Schools. She is married to Caleb Nilo who is also a Newark City Schools teacher and the Newark Lacrosse Coach. Caleb is currently leading City Students. Together they have two little ones Norah and Charlie who keep them busy at all times.  



Caleb Nilo - City Students

Caleb is originally from North Carolina and played lacrosse at at Appalachian State University. Caleb is passionate about teaching the truth of God’s word and sharing the gospel with students. He was deeply impacted by the close relationships he experienced in his church growing up and especially the youth ministry he grew in. Caleb is also a Newark City Schools teacher and the Newark Lacrosse Coach.