About Us

About Bridge Point Fellowship

 

About Us


Bridge Point Fellowship began on March 28, 2004 as Church on the Rock Bridge City. We started as a church plant in conjunction with the local Church on the Rock churches. After almost 9 years as Church on the Rock Bridge City, our name was changed to Bridge Point Fellowship. Changing a church’s name can seem odd, and has the potential to be interpreted in many different ways. The change came after much prayer and consideration.

 

One main reason, although we initially shared the name Church on the Rock, we were not officially affiliated with Church on the Rock International.Keeping the name,but not being affiliated with the organization brought up many questions of what made us a “Church on the Rock” church.

 

We have been a part of the “Association of Related Churches” (ARC) for several years. Our church government and by-laws are more of a reflection of the ARC churches. Our methods, the way we do church and try to grow a community of believers, is very similar to ARC churches. One church’s method is not necessarily better than another, nor is one method right and another one’s wrong. It is important to emphasize that our goals are the same: seeing people born again, discipled and growing as a believer.  We still hold to the same doctrines we always have. We have not changed anything at the church, our beliefs, the staff, or the services. It is the same church, just a new name.

 

Our goal at Bridge Point is simply this: to help people move along the path of God’s calling for their life. Growing in worship, discipleship, prayer, and service. Holding on to the Word of God as our source of truth, and sharing the message of Jesus with others.

 

Thanks for your time,
Lance


STAFF  




Lance Faulkner is the founding pastor of Bridge Point Fellowship. He is married to Kim and they have 2 children Liam and Presley. They live in Orangefield Tx. Lance has degree from Lamar University in Corporate Communications and studied theology at South Western Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth TX. Before starting the church in 2004 he coached volleyball in local high schools. He still plays competitive volleyball in local tournaments, and he loves music from the 80's.


Kim Faulkner is the worship leader. She graduated from Lamar University with a degree in Criminal Justice. She has been leading worship for over seven years. Worship is her passion! It is her desire to raise up other worship leaders in the local church.


Carrie Hunt serves as Small Group coordinator where she focuses on equipping leaders with the practical skills of discipleship and encouraging parents to teach their children how to be followers of Christ in the home. She is a graduate from Lamar University and Christ for the Nations Institute. She loves spending time with her husband Newly Hunt and her two girls Eden and Salem. She also loves traveling and the outdoors. 



Newly Hunt is husband to Carrie and father to Eden and Salem. At Bridge Point, he is responsible for the assimilation process known as Growth Track, pastoral care, and counseling. Newly values being spiritually, emotionally, and physically fit. He likes to spend time with his family and working out.  He is always up for a movie, and it doesn’t even have to be a great one.  Newly has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University and enjoys helping people to have better marriages. 



Ryan Holland - Youth Pastor 



Carrie Prouse serves as a Grow Team coach over the student ministries at Bridge Point where she has served as the children’s pastor for eight years. She serves as the director of our Vacation Bible School and 2:52, our high school summer internship. Before stepping into full-time ministry in 2013 Carrie was an elementary math teacher for fourteen years. Now Carrie loves to teach God’s truth to all ages and hopes to instill a love for God and His Word with everyone she encounters and has the opportunity to disciple.



Maddison Bouget - Children's Ministry



Rochelle Briggs - Nursery



Gina Falcon is passionate about faith and fashion which is why she juggles serving at her church and co-owning a boutique. She has a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Business from Sam Houston State University and currently oversees all of Bridge Point's Grow Teams. She also helps to coordinate events at the church and works alongside the rest of the staff to achieve a successful Sunday experience. She has a heart for her hometown and truly desires to see the lost come back to the local church. She absolutely loves spending time doing anything with her husband Tyler and son Tripp, but their favorite getaway is the lake.



Kelly Gerlach loves being a part of the Bridge Point team where she oversees the volunteer team and helps in the office. She is passionate about seeking God through His word, worship and serving in the local church. She lives in Orangefield with her husband, Walter and two amazing daughters. She enjoys cooking, reading and traveling.



Peggy Larson is a nurse and a part time volunteer at the church. She assists in helping all the administrative ladies at the church with planning and getting ready for, small groups, GROW teams, and large events. Planning and decorating for events is something she truly enjoys. She loves to cook and bake and has a heart for showing young women how gracious and merciful God is. She has been married to Eric Larson for 9 years and they have 2 sons Collin and Koen.



Katie Hunt is the graphic designer for Bridge Point, having always had an eye and passion for color and design. She is also involved and passionate about several ministries within the church, from teaching in Kids Rock to leading a milestone within the Legacy Milestones ministry. She loves co-leading small groups with her husband Slade, growing and learning along side other couples. 



Chelsea McLemore is a graphic/web designer and the Grow Coach for the Production Team where she empowers team members to use their gifts so that others can experience life change during service. She loves being able to create an environment on the web where our community can make connections with other believers through Small Group Registration. Chelsea has a degree from Lamar University in Graphic Design with a minor in Business. She is married to the super talented, Daniel McLemore, and has two kids, Lorelei and Jensen.


 

What We Believe


We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1-20).

We believe God is the creator and sustainer of the universe. God is eternally existent in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three have the same nature and are one God.
(Genesis 1; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:3; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14).

We believe Jesus is both Lord and Christ, to the glory of God the Father. (Acts 1:9-11; 2:36; Philippians 2:9-11).

We believe in salvation by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ. If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9-10; Acts 2:21; 1 John 1:12).

We believe that the Holy Spirit is sent by Jesus to indwell, empower, teach, guide and comfort believers.
(Luke 12:12; Romans 8-11; John 16:13; Acts 1:7-8, 9:31).

We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ, who will come to rule as King on the earth with the saints.
(Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:2; Revelation 19:11-21, 22:20).