“And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, the repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.”
To reconcile men to God and mankind; to bring spiritual restoration in the body of Christ and to re-enforce our commitment to the assignment that was mandated by the Lord Jesus Christ; which is to serve mankind both locally and globally for His Glory. We are Dedicated, Driven and Determined to fulfill our God given mandate that He has assigned unto our hands.
PASTOR AND BISHOP ARINZOR BLUE
Bishop Arinzor Blue accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of seven. Pastor Blue’s anointing came to fruition when he preached his first sermon when he was only twenty-one years of age. Bishop Blue has been a member of Faith Temple No. 1 Original Free Will Baptist Church in East Orange, New Jersey, over 28 years, where he served under the fine tutelage of Bishop L.N. Forbes.
Bishop Blue is a dedicated and faithful servant of Faith Temple #1. He has served in several positions over the years: such as Sunday School Teacher, Bible Class Teacher, Choir Member, Pastor’s Steward and President of the Ministers’ Ministry. He was ordained an Elder of the Middle Eastern District Original Free Will Baptist Conference of America in 1994. Bishop Blue currently serves as President of the Northern District Union and member of the Ordination Council of the Original Freewill Baptist Conference.
Our First Lady
EVANGELIST LORIA BLUE
Lady Loria Blue was born and raised in Newark, NJ, where she also received her elementary and high school education. To further her education, she attended New Jersey City University, formally known as Jersey City State. There she received a B.A in Education. She is employed by the Newark Public Schools and has been teaching for 27 years. She also holds a B.A. in Theology which she received from the Charles Harrison Mason Bible Institute held at Wells Cathedral C.O.G.I.C. Lady Blue was called into the ministry in 1992 and gave her initial sermon in 1998, “Still I Rise.” She currently serves as an Associate Minister at Faith Temple No. 1 Original Freewill Baptist Church.
Lady Blue and Pastor Bishop Blue have been married for 16 years. They are the proud parents of two sets of twins, Elijah and Isaiah, Micah and Micaiah, and a daughter, Moriah.
Our Small Group Approach
Small groups are one of the best ways to experience care, connection, and the community at the Bridge. These groups are how we connect, commune, love, and support one another as a church family at the Bridge. The Bridge offers different types of small groups from which to choose. Whatever your plight in life there is a small group community inside the Bridge for you. The Bridge’s Small Groups typically meet 3 semesters each year: 12 weeks in the Winter/Spring, 8 weeks in the Summer and 12 weeks in the Fall. Scroll over each small group to learn a little more about each group, then click the link to join the small group that most suits you.
This small group is for the person who is seeking a closer walk with God; maybe you are brand new to the faith, a babe in Christ, new to the church or maybe you are someone who has lost their way and is seeking to re-establish yourself in the faith; or maybe you are a seasoned Saint just looking to recharge, reconnect and fortify your faith. If this is you then this is the small group for you.
Mental & Emotional
This small group is meant for those in need of mental and emotional support. Specifically, those individuals suffering from mood disorders, mental illness, emotional trauma and looking for a small group that is a safe space offering comfort, guidance, understanding, love, and support.
Have you recently lost a loved one or maybe you are still reeling from a loss you incurred a while ago. If you are dealing with feelings of grief, sadness, or despair then you should definitely join this small group.
Healing from Heartache
Has your relationship fallen apart? Has someone broken your heart? Are you hurting, healing, healed or hoping to be healed one day? Well, if this description fits your situation, then this is the small group for you.
Faith, Food, Football & Fellowship (A Men’s Group)
Are you male? Do you love God, food, and sports? Then this is your chance to join a small group that is especially designed for a man just like you. Come fellowship with fellow believers who share your love of food and sports.
College & Career
This small group is for young adults age 18-26. No oldies but goodies here; this one is strictly for the young people! If you’re college bound or even just college age. Then, this small group is for you, and it doesn’t matter if you are near or far this small group will keep you connected to the church and fellow like-minded believers.
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