Our team is assembled from all over the East Coast, with different backgrounds, for one purpose - to pursue life as family through Jesus. Here you will find information about our Pastor and ministry staff who serve part-time with Common Ground.
Lead Pastor: Bruce Humphrey
Bruce grew up in a small town of Walkersville, MD and graduated from Cincinnati Christian University (1997) with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and a minor in psychology. He moved south and spent 8 years as a youth minister in Clearwater, FL. In 2002, Bruce met Bethany at a Christ In Youth Conference and they were married 16 months later. The family moved to Kissimmee, FL as Bruce became the campus minister and adjunct professor of youth ministry at Florida Christian College (2005). During his three years at the college, Bruce received a graduate degree from Cincinnati University with a Masters in Pastoral Leadership.
In 2008, the family moved to Indianapolis, IN to serve at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church as High School Pastor. In 2013, the family felt the need and call to do Kingdom work back in the state of Florida. Now, Bruce is fulfilling this call as Lead Pastor at Common Ground.
Bruce and Bethany have been married for over 13 years and currently live in Saint Petersburg, FL while raising their two sons: Bauer (9) and Bodie (6).
Worship Coordinator: Marlon Smith
Marlon is a creative artist at heart. He is from Tampa originally and has a passion for great music of all styles and genres. He is a producer and song writer. He leads with great confidence and humilty as we all pursue the character of God.