ABOUT US

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 

 

We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.

 

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

Together we are a unique, diverse and dynamic christian community of believers. We believe that we are called to serve Christ in the city and in the world through members who are ambassadors for Christ. 

OUR VISION

We are called to connect all people with Jesus through loving, faithful, and authentic Christian relationships.

OUR HISTORY

SMALL BEGINNINGS

  1. The First Methodist Society in Bridgeport was organized in 1817 but was not opened until 1823. This wooden structure, standing at the crossroads of two major downtown arteries, burned in 1849, being replaced by a brick building that served the needs of the community for nearly 80 years.
  2. In the 1920's this building was deemed unfit for continuing occupancy, so plans were laid for a new edifice to be built on Golden Hill, Elm, and Harrison streets (now Lafayette Blvd) overlooking the city. Two weeks before the Great Depression, this beautiful gothic structure, containing more than 50 rooms, was dedicated.
  3. Widely recognized ladies of the First Methodist church are Mary Freeman and renowned blind hymn writer, Fanny Crosby.
  4. Click on the link below to learn more about the history of our church.

OUR STAFF

Rhonda R. Taylor

Senior Pastor

Pastor Rhonda joined Golden Hill last year. She has a true heart for the lost of this city and this area. She wants to see true change in this area and will not stop until that dream is fulfilled.

Melodye Merola

Outreach Ministry Director

Melodye Merola has served for over 20 years as the outreach minister. She plays a pivotal role in helping us live out our core mission to reach the community. We are so thankful for her heart to serve the Lord.

Daniel Pettit

Music Ministry Director

Dan is our Music Ministry Director, and has been for the past two years. Her heart for the kids of our church is truly astounding, and she has taken our children's ministry to all new heights.