After 35 years as Word & Worship, we changed our name to Bridge City Church. Our desire as a church is to be the bridge connecting people to Jesus in our city!





Rick Paladin is the Lead Pastor of Bridge City Church. Involved since its inception in 1982, Rick began serving on staff as Associate Pastor in 1992 and assumed the role of Lead Pastor in 1999. His desire is to see the local church built by bridging generations, raising up leaders from within and changing the norm. 

Natalie has a vision for women to grow into all they are called to be in every aspect of their lives. She leads Bridge City's Overflow Women's Ministry and coaches women Connection Group Leaders. Natalie shares her heart and experiences with a blend of sincerity, transparency and humor. 

Pastor Rick and Natalie have been married since 1989 and have five children, Nicole, Alex, Greg, Kristina and Lexi.

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We love kids! At Bridge City, we provide an atmosphere where kids can experience worship and the Word of God on their level! You’ll find that our church is a great place for children to begin and grow their faith.

We love and care about you and your family, and look forward to getting to know you all. We’re on a quest to grow in our relationships with God and with each other, and did we mention that we’re having tons of fun along the way?

Bridge City Kids is split into age-appropriate classrooms from age zero to 5th grade and offered at all of our locations to provide parents an opportunity to enjoy a distraction-free worship experience.