"Bridlewood Church meets
every Sunday morning at 10:00 am. The laid-back setting, cowboy friendly,
provides the atmosphere that Pastor Cummins feels is conducive for
the style of services at Bridlewood. “We are very serious about
our commitment to Christ and his church, but too often the simplicity
of the gospel is lost in today’s over-structured settings,”
Cummins continued. “Buildings are necessary, but God’s
building is made with the lively stones of men – all men.”
Bridlewood began holding services in January, 2006, in the Times Square
Cinema in Tyler. “We’ve always had our eye on the Bullard
area, but not until the Kiepersol facility became available were we
able to make the move,” JoAnn stated. “I’m from
Bullard, I raised my children here and we are excited that God has
finally opened this door for the church to be in Bullard.
Although Bridlewood Church is inter-denominational, it has the spiritual
and financial support of Colonial Hills Baptist Church of Tyler, of
which the Cummins’ are members, the Smith Baptist Association
and the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
When asked about his ministerial background Pastor Cummins stated,
“I am an ordained Southern Baptist minister. I went to Baylor
University and Criswell Bible Institute.” “For over thirty
years,” Cummins continued, “I have been the pastor of
several community churches in Texas, a Presbyterian church in Lindale
and have worked with almost every denomination you can mention while
doing missionary work around the globe. These diverse experiences
have given me a wonderful appreciation for all the many fascinating
parts of Christ’s body. We recognize that we are just one expression
of a much larger kingdom.”
Presently, Bridlewood has only a Sunday morning service, but plans
to expand its children’s ministry and mid week Bible study.
“Church should be a place where everyone is accepted and welcomed
without feeling obligated or judged by our past experiences,”
JoAnn states with an unwavering conviction. “Bridlewood is a
place where anyone can come and feel like they belong.” She
goes on, “the Bible teaching you will hear at Bridlewood will
help you realize that God’s love does conquer all – it
has for me!” (Reprint from Bullard Banner)
Is Bridlewood Church
Church is an expression of the Body of
Christ in Bullard, Texas, sharing the good news that Jesus Christ
died for the sins of man, rose from the grave and ascended to God’s
throne. God has now provided a new and abundant life for all men through
the presence of His indwelling Spirit.
is a place of experiencing the Abundant Life of Christ. Through the
teaching and ministry of God's Word, our go to provide every Believer
the opportunity to grow in Christ, to reach their full potential in
Him and to equip them to effectively share the gospel with others.
is inter-denominational and recognizes the Body of Christ in this
community. Our vision is to work positively with all churches in establishing
The Kingdom of God both locally and abroad. Endeavoring to keep
the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one
body, and one Spirit, Eph 4:3-4.
administers its affairs after the New Testament example. A presbytery
of Elders (bishops) prayerfully guides (pastors) the church in spiritual
matters, nurturing a well balanced vision and understanding of God’s
purposes. A body of Deacons graciously serves the physical needs of
the body. Each member is encouraged to recognize their spiritual gifts
contributing to the life and ministry of Christ through the church.
is a place of worship and prayer where meeting the spiritual and physical
needs of people is an important emphasis of each service. The ministry
of God’s Word communicates the reality of His resurrected life
and nurtures the experience of knowing Him.