What’s a bridge?

Most people imagine a structure that carries a road between two high points. But sea captains also issue their orders from command centers called bridges. The thin piece of wood on a violin that the strings stretch over is a bridge. And when a composer connects two movements, he writes a bridge.

Still, the most important aspect of any bridge is what it does. Connects. Supports. Brings together. Spans the gap.

When we first set up Bridge Builders, we pictured ourselves as the classical networking, bridge-building ministry—introducing people, building partnerships, and then getting out of the way. For some partnerships this is the way it works. We are convinced that the Lord would have us build more, stronger and more diverse bridges not only to Latvia, but throughout Europe.

Bridge building is about partnerships.

The backbone of our vision has always been to create, strengthen, and mobilize international partnerships. BBI’s original dream was to build a thousand living bridges for the Lord, each with its own distinctiveness, emphasis, and potential.  Since 1994, BBI has helped create partnerships and alliances involving close to 200 churches, organizations and businesses. Here is a list of churches and organizations, American, Latvian and International, with whom BBI has worked either on specific projects or long-term partnerships. Perhaps your church or organization should be next?

Master Partnership List

This is a list of past and present partnerships.



Bridgeway Community Church, Phoenix

Red Mountain Community Church, Mesa

Master Planning Group International, Scottsdale


Beech Street First Baptist Church, Texarkansas


Biola University, La Mirada

Calvary Christian Fellowship Church, Inglewood

Calvary Church, Los Gatos

Celebrate Recovery, Lake Forrest

First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley

Foothills Community Church, Santa Rosa

Galilee Trade Publishers, Bel Air

Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena

Immanuel Baptist Church, Highland

International Refugee Mission, Los Angeles

Latvian Lutheran Church, San Francisco

Regal Books, Ventura

Thomas Kinkade Museum, Saratoga

William Jessup University, Rocklin (formerly San Jose Christian College)

Saddleback Church, Lake Forrest

Santa Rosa Christian School, Santa Rosa

Saratoga Federated Church, Saratoga

Stanford University, Los Altos


Bear Valley Church, Lakewood

Laptops for Latvia, Denver

Latvian Lutheran Church, Denver

Leadership Development Council, Colorado Springs

New Horizons for Children, Littleton

New Commandment Men’s Ministries, Broomfield

Navpress, Colorado Springs

Paraclete Mission Group, Colorado Springs

Servants of Christ International, Denver

Strive LLC, Windsor

The Elevation Group, Colorado Springs

Timberline Church, Ft. Collins


Hope Baptist Church, Winder

New Horizons for Children Inc., Acworth


Church at the Grange, Bonners Ferry


Cedarstone Partners, Wheaton

Communication Institute, Lisle

Crusader West Church, Chicago

Latvian Baptist Church, Chicago

Salem Baptist Church, Chicago

St. John’s Latvian Evangelical Church, Chicago

St. Peter’s Latvian Evangelical Church, Chicago

Wheaton College, Wheaton

Willowcreek Association, Barrington


Zondervan, Grand Rapids


EPPIC, Minneapolis


Three Lakes Community Church, Troy

North Carolina

MentorLink International, Raleigh

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Charlotte


A Father to the Fatherless Orphans’ Fund, Lake Tahoe

Minden Community Church, Minden

New York

Harper-Collins Publishing, New York City


Adair Community Church, Adair Village

Abundant Life Center, Jefferson

Aurora Presbyterian Church, Aurora

Bonanza Community Church, Bonanza

Bridge Media Group, Philomath

Calvin Presbyterian Church, Corvallis

Camp Morrow, Wamic

Christmas Valley Community Church, Christmas Valley

Colton Community Church, Colton

Communication Graphics, Hillsboro

Compassion Ministries, Corvallis

Dark Horse Literary Inc., Keizer

Doxology, Corvallis

Fairview Mennonite Church, Albany

Foundry Church (formerly First Baptist Church), Bend

First Baptist Church, Corvallis

First Baptist Church, Eugene

First Christian Church, Brownsville

Frontline Ministries, Corvallis

Grace Baptist Church, Salem

International Writers Group, Winchester Bay

Jefferson Baptist Church, Jefferson

John and Phil’s Toyota, Corvallis

KHPE Radio and Extra Mile Media, Albany

Kingwood Bible Church, Salem

Langell Valley Community Church, Langell Valley

Latvian Lutheran Church, Portland

Leadership Link, Corvallis

Living Faith Community Church, Philomath

Luis Palau Evangelism Team, Beaverton

Maupin Community Church, Maupin

Multnomah Publishers, Sisters

North Albany Community Church, Albany

Northwest Medical Teams, Portland

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Reedsport Church of God, Reedsport

Roth Hay Farms, Christmas Valley

Shadowsmith Photographics, Corvallis

Teel’s Travel Planners, Corvallis

The Beldings, Philomath

The Hive, Philomath

Santiam Christian School, Adair Village

Sisters Community Church, Sisters

Wamic Community Church, Wamic

Western Seminary, Portland


St. John’s Latvian Evangelical Church, Newton Square

South Carolina

Brookwood Church, Simpsonville


Buckner Orphan Care International, Dallas

Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas

Evangelical Development Ministry, Muenster

Family Bible Fellowship, Canton

First Baptist Church, Athens

First Baptist Church, Canton

First Baptist Church, Grand Prairie

First Baptist Church, Hawkins

First Baptist Church, Houston

First Baptist Church, Longview

First Baptist Church, Richardson

Frio Baptist Church, Hereford

Interstate Batteries, Dallas

Northside Baptist Church, Odessa

Orphan Outreach International, Plano

PCS Production Company, Dallas

SandBox Logistics, Houston

Temple Baptist Church, Hereford

The Dalton Gang, Richardson

Westbrooks, Dugger & Westbrooks Financial, Dallas


DISCIPLE, Nashville

Lausanne Arts, Brentwood


Harvest Community Church, Camas

Highlands Community Church, Renton

Lake Tapps Community Church, Sumner

Latvian Lutheran Church, Seattle

Pacific Crest Industries, Seattle



Agenskalns Baptist Church, Riga

Balvi Baptist Church, Balvi

Baptist Church Plant, Gulbene

Baptist Church Plant, Vilaka

Berzgale Baptist Church, Berzgale

Cesis Baptist Church, Cesis

Madonas Baptist Church, Madona

Ergli Baptist Church, Ergli

Evangelical Bible Church, Riga

Gipka Baptist Church, Gipka

Golgotha Baptist Church, Riga

Laba Vests (Good News) Church, Riga

House of God, Riga

Jelgava Baptist Church, Jelgava

Jelgava Pentecostal Church, Jelgava

Jelgava Russian Baptist Church, Jelgava

Madona Baptist Church, Madona

Madona Baptist Church Bible Study Group, Lubana

Matthews Baptist Church, Riga

Mazsalaca Baptist Church, Mazsalaca

Mersrags Baptist Church, Mersrags

Misa Baptist Church Plant, Misa

Mission Church, Riga

Pavils Baptist Church, Liepaja

Plavinas Baptist Church, Plavinas

Rezekne Baptist Church, Rezekne

Riga Pentecostal Church, Riga

Russian Baptist Church, Olaine

Salvation Army, Riga

Salvation Temple, Riga

Sigulda Baptist Church, Sigulda

Tilza Baptist Church, Tilza

Talsi Baptist Church, Talsi

Trinity Baptist Church, Ogre

Ventspils Baptist Church, Ventspils

Vilandes Baptist Church, Riga

White Baptist Church, Daugavpils

Ganibas Camp, Uzava

Denominations and Church Movements in Latvia

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia, Riga

House of God, Riga

Latvian Baptist Union, Riga

Latvian Methodist Union, Riga

Latvian Pentecostal Union, Jelgava

Organizations, Businesses and Networks

3 D Farms, Ergli

Art to Save the Heart, Riga

Atklasme Publishing, Riga

Atradums Publishing, Riga

Baltic Pastoral Institute, Riga

Camp Ganibas, Uzava

Eagle’s Wings Camp, Ergli

George Barbins Christian School, Riga

Global Leadership Summit Latvia, Riga

Ista Briviba, Riga

Latvian Bible Center (formerly, Riga Bible Institute), Riga

Latvian Christian Mission, Riga

Latvian Christian Radio, Riga

Latvian Evangelical Alliance, Riga

Latvian National Prayer Breakfast Committee

M–Studio, Riga

Matthews Community Center

Mission Pakapieni, Tukums

St. Gregors School, Saldus

Teen Challenge Latvia

INTERNATIONAL – Organizations with long-term presences in Latvia

Agape Latvia (Campus Crusade), Riga, Latvia

Buckner Orphan Care Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Greater Europe Mission, Riga, Latvia

International Mission Board, Daugavpils, Latvia

Latvian Christian Student Fellowship (IFES – InterVarsity), Riga, Latvia

Youth With a Mission, Valdermarpils, Latvia

INTERNATIONAL – Organizations with whom we have participated in one or more projects

ArtsPlus Roundtable, Switzerland

Celebrate Recovery UK and Europe, Darby, UK

DAWN Norway, Kristiansand, Norway

European Artists Network, Poland

European Evangelical Alliance

European Leadership Forum, Lisle, IL

First Step Forum, Kokkola, Finland

Friends of the Martyred Church, Kokkola, Finland

Slavic Swedish Mission, Stockholm, Sweden

Solasen, Kolmarden, Sweden

Sonlife International, Wheaton, IL

The Alliance of Saturation Church Planting, Budapest, Hungary

The International Foundation, Arlington, VA

The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, Wheaton, IL

Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL



Schloss Mittersil, Mittersil, Austria


Coleman Christian Assembly, Coleman, Alberta

Tables of Stone, Quebec, Canada

DISCIPLE, Nashville


ArtsEst Plus, Tartu

Centre for Creative Industry, Tartu

Salem Baptist Church, Tartu


Proclaim!, Strasbourg, France

The Netherlands

“Wilhelminakerk” Dutch Reformed Church in Haarlem

The United Kingdom

Arts Centre Group, London, England

Kings Arms Church, Bedford, England

Jubilee Centre, London, England


Latvian Lutheran Church, Dublin

Presbyterian Church, Adelaide Road, Dublin


Operacion l’ultima ora, Guigliano in Campania Napoli

Italian Gospel Mission, Firenze

Italy for Christ, Frascatti

Italian Evangelical Alliance


Chelm Baptist Church, Chelm


Imago Dei Romania, Timișoara


Eastern European Leadership Forum, Kiev