A new church in Amelia will be launching with regular services Easter Sunday, March 31.
The church, Bridgeway Baptist Church, meets in the Mt. Holly Chapel at 1820 state Route 125.
Pastor Brent Cunningham says that there is a great need for more churches in Clermont County, and that is the reason he has come to Amelia to open Bridgeway Baptist.
“There are some really good churches in Clermont County, there just aren’t enough of them,” Cunningham said.
He said that 64 percent of Clermont County residents, or 125,000 people, don’t claim any church.
“The reason our church exists is for people without a church to find Christ,” Cunningham said. “Our mission is to see as many people in the shortest amount of time find Christ.”
Pastor Cunningham says that Bridgeway Baptist Church offers Gospel-centered preaching in a welcoming atmosphere, and a blended style of worship that combines both traditional and new styles.
Pastor Cunningham was raised in Bethel. He attended Bible Baptist Church of Mt. Orab, and decided at about age 15 that he wanted to go into the ministry.
“I just believed that this was what God was calling me to do,” he said.
He began working at Bible Baptist of Mt. Orab, where he eventually served as youth pastor. For the past five years, he has served as an assistant pastor at Bible Baptist Church of Wilmington.
There will be a free Easter breakfast at 9:30 Easter Sunday. That will be followed by a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Services will be held again at 6 p.m.
More information about the church can be found at http://bridgewaybc.com.