john & regina forest

Founders and directors of 
BRIDGE Relationships Ministry 

As dedicated marriage coaches leading a non-profit organization, we focus on educating and equipping marriages in the Body of Christ. Our mission is to redefine the culture of marriage by providing tools that nurture thriving relationships and equip couples to establish a resilient legacy.

 Drawing from our remarkable testimony of how God transformed our own marriage from the brink of divorce to thriving, we minister from a place of thankfulness, victory and experience.

We have been married for 42 years. We have 7 children and 14 grands. We reside on the beautiful Central Coast of California.



Our story is a living display of God's grace, mercy and tenderness. It is one of perseverance, forgiveness and unconditional love, echoing the very heart of God.

​​At one point in our marriage we experienced seven out of the top ten reasons couples divorce. We have overcome such issues as the death of one of our children, financial ruin and decades of a destructive marriage.

Our message is a bit edgy, but such is the message of the cross. We believe that every person and every marriage is valuable and never beyond Jesus' reach. The message we share candidly reveals our process. It tells of how God, in His faithfulness, healed our broken lives and changed our hard hearts. He restored our marriage, family destiny and our legacy. Our story is one of hope and inspiration that builds faith. We pray it will deeply touch and heal everyone who hears it.