The vision that God has given Bridgeway is being called "Vision 2030". That vision consists of a two-fold strategy. 

  • To missionally impact 10% of the unchurched population of Tazewell and surrounding counties through a sprawling network of Bridgeway Community Church campuses
  • To influence and impact 100 church plants, locally, nationally, and globally by 2030

We believe that this is what God has for us at Bridgeway and we are fully committed to seeing this vision through. We will be planting campuses throughout central illinois and helping as many church plants as we possibly can. 


We currently have 2 campuses. One in Pekin, IL and another in Marquette Heights, IL. Both of these campuses feature a live worship, Bridgekids, and are setup for both live and video messages. Our hope is to have a network of Bridgeway campuses in Tazwewell and the surrounding counties. 

New Campus Coming - Morton, IL

We have identified the next campus of Bridgeway Community Church that will be planted. We are looking at heading back to Morton, IL in the fall of 2018. The town of Morton plays a very crucial role in the history of Bridgeway and we are excited to get back to Morton. We are going to be sending Morton's own Jesse Pierson as the campus pastor in the fall of 2018 to launch this exciting new campus. 


Bridgeway was planted with the intention of being a church that plants other churches. It is something that we have embraced from the very beginning of Bridgeway. We've planted 2 churches since we began in 2005 and God has given us a vision to impact 100 church plants over the next 13 years. That could be actually planting them, or just providing them support. We currently have 2 church planters working with us in our new Church Plant Residency Program.

Our church plant residency program is an 18 month program where we take a prospective church planter through 3 different phases.

  • Integration and Acclimation
  • Core Compentency Development
  • Strategic Development and Long Range Planning

The program has quarterly assesments with our lead pastor and director of church plant residency. After the program the church planter launches with 18 months of coaching from our staff. 


Planters Currently On StaffText...

  • Kevin Grose - Kevin is currently serving as our Worship Pastor but is also our European Church Plant Resident. Kevin is getting ready to enter the 18 month program with the intent of planting a church in Switzerland sometime in 2018. If you are interested in Kevin's plans contact him at

  • Christian Sapp - Christian started the residency program in March of 2017. Upon completing the program he will be planting a church in the Northern part of Raleigh, NC. If you are interested in Christian's plant contact him at 

  • Seth Major - Seth started with the program in September of 2017. Upon completing the residecy program he and his wife Tai will be planting Reachway Church in Peoria, IL. If you are interested in Reachway Church, contact Seth at or visit them online by clicking here.