In the summer of 2008, founding Pastor, Eric Lee, met with a group of followers of Jesus from the Cartersville & White communities in the conference room of America’s Best Inn & Suites. Together, they planted a new United Methodist Church in east Bartow County, Georgia. They met regularly to worship also held events and community service projects to invite and involve people in a church that was truly interested in changing lives and bridging gaps to the community.
The name,”The Bridge”, was chosen to reflect the “bridges” to God, each other and the community through Jesus Christ. The Bridge is built on relationships: our relationship with God and our relationships with each other.
The small group grew into a crowd. By the summer of 2009, the group rented and remodeled a storefront in the Stone Mill Village shopping center on Ga. Hwy 20 one mile east of Interstate 75. Weekly worship celebrations moved to the new location. Small study groups began, and invitations continue to friends, family, and the community to know God and BE the Church. The Bridge gives time, energy, and money regularly to help meet the needs of people in their community. The people of The Bridge have a desire to make an impact and build strong, lasting bridges in the name of God.
Love God. Love People. Build Bridges.