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 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!
Terry Ray served as a Pastor/Officer with The Salvation Army for 23 years. Pastor Terry served in the US Army as a professional trumpet player with the 101st Airborne Air Assault Division at Fort Campbell Kentucky. After he and Sharon were married, they moved back to Kentucky where he began his career as a Salvation Army Music Director for Kentucky and Tennessee. He attended seminary at the Salvation Army Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta Georgia and have served all over the Southeastern United States.
As Major Terry Ray he focused his ministry on strengthening families, working with single parents and their children, and mentoring college and high school students. Pastor Terry is passionate about family care, men’s ministries and growing small groups to strengthen the church and build the Kingdom of God.
Bridgeway Church is blessed to have this energetic and passionate pastor join our family!