Our Mission

Bridgeway Church exists solely to show all people the life changing power of Jesus Christ in a practical and understandable way; to help them become responsible, effective and successful Christians; and to equip them for their role in the church and community – all for the Glory of God! 


Pastor Ely & Marina Perez


Pastor Ely Perez has been in ministry for over 20 years. He began Powerhouse Ministry in Kingsville, Texas working with high-risk youth to keep them from drug use, gang membership and criminal activity. His goal was simple…introduce all who came to Powerhouse to Jesus who offers them something better!

From Powerhouse he created Family First Church in Corpus Christi, which allowed him to follow the vision God had given him to strengthen families and prevent kids from ever being exposed to the dangers that pull them away. His ministry with FFC flourished and grew over the 16 years he lead the church. 

In 2016, he had the opportunity to join with Bridgeway Church as the Associate Pastor and began this new season of life by bringing two churches together to live, to learn and to love one another as Christ loves us! On December 2, 2018 Ely became the Lead Pastor of Bridgeway Church! Now as the Senior Pastor, he and Marina are proud to call Bridgeway Church their home and are honored you have chosen to visit us!