It was in 1910 that Thomas Henry Jewitt became the pastor of Mount Tabor Mission. At that time, the Church was in Mount Tabor Place in the Burmantofts area of the city. The church grew steadily, and in 1921 moved to Bickerdyke Street off York Road, where it became known as Mount Tabor Pentecostal Church. In 1927, Pastor Jewitt invited the evangelist George Jeffries to conduct a two-week mission. This was to be a defining time in the life of the church. The Salem Central Hall was booked for two weeks, where meetings were held every afternoon and evening; the crowds coming to the meetings were so big that many had to be turned away! More than 2000 people responded to the gospel during this fortnight. The church became so large that they could no longer meet in Bickerdyke Street. For the next four years, from 1927 to 1931, they rented different buildings in the city, including the Albert Hall in Cookridge Street (now the Carriageworks Theatre). On Saturday the 30th May 1931, the new church in Bridge Street was officially opened, and came to be known as Bridge Street Pentecostal Church. In 1940 Pastor Jewitt passed away, having served the church for 30 years. In more recent years, we have planted a daughter church in Boston Spa, and later in Chandigarh in Northern India. As the church continued to grow, the need for a new space became very clear. After a long period of prayer and waiting, God graciously provided our current site in Rider Street; back in Burmantofts where our roots lay.
We are amazed by His faithfulness and give Him the glory for all He has done.
All we do here at BCC would not be possible without our dedicated team, who make sure that all the spiritual and practical aspects of church life are sorted so that you can have the best Church experience possible.
Claire, Pauline and Jo are our creative and enthusiastic children’s ministry team. They are responsible for all of the fun and exciting meetings, events and activities that we offer for children aged 0-11 here at BCC.
We also have a dedicated team of Splashtime workers, who prepare and run the wonderful Splashtime sessions that take place Monday-Friday during the school term.
For more details on all that our Children’s Ministry has to offer, including more information about Splashtime, please visit our BCC Kids Ministry Page
If you call BCC, you will reach our wonderful Admin team! They are your go-to for anything related to bookings, church events and general enquiries- there is very little they can’t answer for you! If you need to get in touch with one of our admin staff, you can find details on how to contact them here
Dave and Richard oversee the accounts of the church. If you would like more information about giving, please visit our Giving Page
BCC has a brilliant and dedicated team of caretakes, who do a wonderful job cleaning and maintaining the site. They ensure that our floors are clean, our toilets sparkling, and that everything on the site works properly when you arrive.
Café Oasis is our on-site café, whose team are ready to welcome you with a smile, a freshly prepared coffee and some delicious treats. Café Oasis offers a selection of hot and cold food, as well as drinks, cakes, and ice creams. If you are interested in volunteering in the Café, please visit our Get Involved page.
Bridge Community Church is the operational name for Bridge Street Pentecostal Church
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