The Bridge is an outreach ministry of Asbury United Methodist Church, a historic African American Church downtown Washington DC. With a history being a part of the Under Ground Railroad and the Civil Rights Movement, Asbury UMC looks to disciple a new generation of believers who feel led by Christ to transform the world. Learn more about Our History Here.
In the context of a gentrifying neighborhood the predominantly African American Church is compelled to reach out to its new neighbors and of all ethnic backgrounds. All are invited to join for the morning services at 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM in our Sanctuary or for Unity Sunday at 10:00 AM on the first Sunday of every month.
Matthew is a Candidate for Ordination as an Elder in the United Methodist Church from Kansas in the Great Plains Conference. He attended North Central College, a United Methodist school in Illinois—just outside Chicago. He majored in Sociology with minors in Leadership and Music. Matthew graduated with Honors after studying abroad at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He completed a Thesis on Christian Peace efforts in the West Bank. In 2018, Matthew Wesley Theological Seminary and was given an award in Urban Ministry. Matthew will also marry his now fiancé, Jennifer King, in November 2018 at Asbury UMC.
Min. Golden is 2013 graduate of Howard University in Jazz Studies and will graduate from Howard University with a Master of Music Education degree this year. Reginald is also a Pastor’s kid from Ohio and is a public school teacher at Payne Elementary School in Washington, DC. He loves leading worship and is building a new worship band for The Bridge.
You can also view him leading worship at The White House for President Obama Here!