A Growing Church
To serve its growing congregation, the bridge Presbyterian church has purchased a new location on Lanvale Road.
By Elise Seifert
On May 22 the bridge Presbyterian church broke ground on its new church property at 1444 Lanvale Road in Leland.
Pastor Dr. Doug Cushing said, “Since we launched the bridge Presbyterian church in 2014, our mission has been to be a blessing, the tangible touch of God to our neighbors. I’m very excited about the possibilities our new facility will open up for us to fulfill our mission.”
The bridge Presbyterian church has outgrown spaces since they were founded in 2014. Started downstairs in the Village Shoppes at Waterford, the church moved upstairs in 2019 with a “Raising the bridge” ceremony. In January 2022 the congregation voted to purchase the new property at 1444 Lanvale Road, and the bridge closed on the property in April. The Lanvale Road property is a significant increase in space, with a larger sanctuary, offices and childcare area as well as outdoor spaces. In a standalone church, the bridge will be more visible to their neighbors in North Brunswick County.
Though the building on Lanvale Road housed the Life of Victory Everlasting Ministry until earlier this year and is set up for a church, renovations are needed. Some repairs, such as the HVAC system, are critical before the bridge holds services or moves offices to the new location.
Depending on the timeline of the renovations, the bridge Presbyterian church plans to hold a multi-day grand opening event in the fall or early winter of 2022. Until announced, the bridge will continue to hold services in-person and virtually every Sunday at 10 am at 497 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 205 (upstairs), in Leland.
The bridge Presbyterian church serves the North Brunswick community and partners with other local nonprofits such as Brunswick Family Assistance, Matthew’s Ministry, Brunswick County Street Reach and Hope Harbor Home. The bridge has several small groups, hosts Boy Scouts, and AA/Al-Anon groups. Services are every Sunday at 10 am.