We exist so that as many people as possible will begin a relationship with God and become fully devoted followers of Jesus. 

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! So we provide an atmosphere where kids can experience worship and hear the Word of God on their level! Each Sunday morning we have a nursery available for children 0-3 years and Kidz Connection for children K4-5th grade. These ministries are available at all of our locations so parents can enjoy a distraction-free worship service. 

We love and care about you and your family. You'll find our church is a great place for children to begin and grow in their faith. We look forward to getting to know you and your family. Here at Kidz Connection, we're on a quest to grow in our relationships with God and each other. Oh, and did we mention we're having tons of fun along the way?

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