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Recent News

Virtual Banquet Video

February 22nd, 2021|


Bridge Street Mission’s Virtual Fundraising Banquet video goes live at 6:00 PM Central on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.  View this video at your convenience to…

  • Learn how Bridge Street Mission came to be through one family’s desire to reach out to people in need.
  • Hear how cities throughout the country have met the urgent needs of their communities through the establishment and support of their local rescue mission.
  • See how lives are already being transformed by Christ-centered programming.
  • Support this vital ministry by your patronage of Mission Grounds and through providing scholarships for men in our Sober Living Program

The Urban Street Project is Finished!

January 26th, 2021|

The Urban Street Project is done. Wausau area contractors discounted labor and donated materials to build a brand new home. Its sale benefits the Sober Living Program. We are extremely humbled, grateful, excited, just generally amazed that this much generosity at this quality has been committed toward our ministry.

Growing Up So Fast

November 30th, 2020|

In many ways, Bridge Street Mission might be considered a “toddler” ministry. This ministry was conceived as recently as 2015, when the Tappe family began “Gazebo Grillouts” for those experiencing homelessness in Wausau.  We are only in our 5th year as a church and 2nd year as a 501c3 non-profit.  Read more in Bridge Street Mission’s November 2020 Newsletter…..

November 2020


Set Day for Urban Street Project

October 22nd, 2020|

Monday, October 19 was “set day” for the Urban Street Project.  And what a day it was!  Area contractors and friends of the mission are joining together to build a home on Meadow Brook Way in hopes to raise $100,000 for Christian discipleship programming for men in various stages of recovery.  Join us in giving them the support they need to live stable and productive lives.

Bridge Street Mission Welcomes New Executive Director

October 20th, 2020|

Rev. Craig Vincent is a minister and non-profit manager with significant experience as an urban missionary in the context of rescue mission ministry, Christian camping and neighborhood outreach.

After graduating from Fort Wayne Bible College with a BA in Bible and Christian Education, Craig served for 26 years at The City Mission in Cleveland, OH. His various roles in Cleveland included youth ministry, neighborhood outreach, volunteer ministry development and oversight of diverse rescue mission ministries as Chief Program Officer.

For the last 10 years, he has served as a missionary with BCM International in the role of Executive Director for Streamside Camp & Conference Center in the Pocono Mountains.  This 150 acre and 260 bed facility was used to reach children through Christian camping programs geared to urban youth and strengthen churches through hosting seasonal retreats.

Craig is an ordained minister and has served the local church in interim pastoral roles.

Craig will be using his rescue mission and non-profit management experience to refine vision and strategy, bring structure to programming, develop staff competency and enhance community engagement.  He is looking forward to working with the Bridge Street Mission board and the current team of staff and volunteers to bring “Christ-centered solutions to those in need in Central Wisconsin.”

Craig will be joined in Wisconsin by his wife, Peggy, as well as daughters, Reyna and Robyn.  The Vincent’s also have 2 married children and 3 grandchildren living in Pennsylvania.