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BridgeWater Church Celebrates 100 years

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BridgeWater Church in Hamilton, OH celebrates 100 years of fruitful ministry!

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Children and youth represented the church's future as they led the congregation in worship

Children and youth represented the church’s future as they led the congregation in worship

Pastor Drew and former associate pastor Randy Spence share about the church's past.

Pastor Drew and former associate pastor Randy Spence share about the church’s past

Pastor Drew presenting reverse birthday gifts to the church's partner ministries, including Ohio Ministries

Pastor Drew presenting reverse birthday gifts to the church’s partner ministries, including Ohio Ministries

5. Pastor Dennis Kidd, Front St Church of God, shares of the partnership with BridgeWater Church called WaterFront that has been develop to jointly reach the Hamilton community with the Gospel

Pastor Dennis Kidd, Front St Church of God, shares of the partnership with BridgeWater Church called WaterFront that has been develop to jointly reach the Hamilton community with the Gospel

6. Pastor Drew challenges the congregation to a renewed commitment to serve the Lord as a Great Commission Church for another 100 years

Pastor Drew challenges the congregation to a renewed commitment to serve the Lord as a Great Commission Church for another 100 years

Confetti filled the congregation as the service concluded.

Confetti filled the congregation as the service concluded.

On May 21, 2017 the BridgeWater Church and friends packed the sanctuary to celebrate the church’s grand past, her focused present, and her hope-filled future. With songs, stories, photos, and presentations Pastor Drew Wilkerson invited a variety of church members and friends of the church to help tell the story.

The celebration culminated with Pastor Drew presenting $500 birthday gifts to partner ministries of the church, including Ohio Ministries, and seed money gifts for the congregation. The children and youth completed the morning by leading the congregation in joyful worship as the sanctuary exploded with colorful confetti to complete a service of celebration.

 

 

Dr. Esther Cottrell
Author: Dr. Esther Cottrell

An ordained minister in the Church of God (Anderson, IN), Esther’s ministry experience includes partnering with her husband Chris to serve as Co-Pastors at the Southside Church of God in Muncie, Indiana, Associate Pastor at the Barberton Church of God in Barberton, Ohio, Associate Director of Christian Education at Ohio Ministries, Associate Pastor at the Ansonia, Ohio First Church of God, and serving as a chaplain in Hospice there. In February 2007, Esther joined the Ohio Ministries staff as the Associate Director. Her efforts have focused on church multiplication, developing the next generation of leaders, and coaching pastors and congregations toward sustainable health and growth. Esther completed her Doctorate of Ministry degree from Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. The emphasis of her DMin study was “Growing and Multiplying Churches in North America.” Esther and her husband Chris have two grown sons, Nathan and Aaron.

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