February 14, 1884, Margarettsville, North Carolina.
May 27, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia.
Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, Georgia.
Bridgers married twice, to Sarah Jane Veatch (died 1911) and Aline Winburn (married 1915).
He attended Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky.
He began preaching at age 17, and was ordained a Methodist minister. He served as an evangelist in the American South and in mission work in Belgium, Czechoslovakia, and Russia. He pastored in Georgia and North Carolina before retiring in 1945 in Gainesville, Georgia.