Pastor Jim Peterson

Senior Pastor

Dennis Williams

Administrative Pastor

How Long at Bridgeton Nazarene Church?

Attended since 1978. Member since 1983. Associate/Administrative Pastor since 2010.

Ordained in 2017.


Dennis is married to Debbie and they have two children: Stephen and Elizabeth.

Past Ministries

1986-2007: Youth Ministries: Bridgeton Nazarene

1991-2006: Youth President/Director

2005-present: Audio/Visual Director

2008-present: Worship Committee chairperson

Past Activities

Football - Rafting - Jet skiing - Softball - Coaching soccer, softball, & basketball - Traveling - Music

Present Activities

Family - Computer work - Media Arts - Church activities and socials 

Why Bridgeton Nazarene? 

The Bridgeton Nazarene Church is a church focused on sharing Christ by building authentic relationships with people; inside and outside the church. The mission and articulate way in which the church faithfully communicates the vision is essential in attaining that goal.  It provides an atmosphere of love and fellowship and challenges us to be everything that God has called us to be.

Specials Interest  

Dennis appreciates rock, progressive, easy-listening, and classical music. He particularly enjoys music from the era of his youth-hood. He enjoys documentaries on Discovery Channel, TLC, History Channel, and  National Geographic Channel. He also enjoys professional football.

"Do whatever you can, for whoever you can, for as long as you can for the sake of Jesus."                                                                                               - Dennis Williams

Favorite Quotes

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  Thomas A. Edison

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Vince Lombardi

"You can do anything, but not everything." David Allen

Oziel Arcia

Pastor of Hispanic Family Ministries

My Vision: 

To see Hispanic men and women seeking God and committing to follow Jesus and being like Him in Cumberland County, NJ. To see the Hispanic family of our community strengthening and edifying in the Rock that is Christ, following His teachings. To see that the Church as a bridge of connection between the community and the Kingdom of God.


Ver, alrededor del condado de Cumberland NJ, hombres y mujeres de la población hispana buscando a Dios y comprometiéndose con seguir a Jesus y ser semejantes a El. Ver a la familia hispana de nuestra comunidad fortaleciéndose y edificándose en la Roca que es Cristo, siguiendo sus enseñanzas. Ver que la Iglesia sea un puente de conexión entre la comunidad y el Reino de Dios.

About Me:

I am a family man. I spend most of my free time with my family, watching movies, going for a walk or just being at home. I am married to Ross Bernal, and a father of 3: Eps, Sally and Dieter. I love soccer (I do not play anymore, I only watch it on television). I'm a fan of Star Wars and historical movies and TV series. Music has always been part of my life. I play the piano, the guitar, the bass guitar and some percussion's. Before I came to Bridgeton, I was a worship pastor for Hispanic ministries in Virginia.


Soy un hombre de familia. Paso la mayor parte de mi tiempo libre con mi familia, viendo películas, de paseo o simplemente en casa. Casado con Ross Bernal, y padre de 3: Eps, Sally y Dieter. Me encanta el soccer (ya no juego, solo lo veo por televisión). Soy fan de Star Wars y de películas o series de televisión históricas. La música siempre ha sido parte de mi vida. Puedo tocar el piano, la guitarra, el bajo y algunas percusiones. Antes de venir a Bridgeton, fui pastor de alabanza y adoración en Virginia.

Why Bridgeton Nazarene?

Because of God’s call. In a time of searching for God’s direction for my ministry, God moved me in this direction. There is a huge community of Hispanic families needing to know God and His love for us. My family and I wanted to be obedient to His call and vision for us. But don’t worry, South New Jersey is pretty much alike Shenandoah Valley in Virginia (except for the mountains), and we feel like we are at home. We already love 'New Jerseyans' and the Hispanic community that is here.


Por un llamado de Dios. En un tiempo de búsqueda de la dirección de Dios para nuestro ministerio, Dios nos movió en esta dirección. Hay una comunidad entera de familias hispanas necesitadas de conocer a Dios y Su amor por nosotros. Quisimos ser obedientes a este llamado y visión de Dios para nosotros. Pero no se preocupen, el sur de New Jersey es muy parecido a Virginia (excepto por las montañas), y nos sentimos como en casa. De hecho, ya amamos a los neojerseitas y a la comunidad hispana aquí

Favorite Quotes: 

“I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ― Michael Jordan 


“He fallado mas de nueve mil tiros en mi carrera. He perdido casi 300 juegos, 26 veces han confiado en mi para tomar el tiro que ganaba el juego y lo he fallado. He fracasado una y otra vez en mi vida, y eso es por lo que tengo éxito”. M. Jordan.

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily". Zig Ziglar.


"La gente suele decir que la motivación no dura mucho. Bueno, tampoco lo hace el baño. Es por eso que se recomienda a diario" Zig Ziglar.

“He considered me trustworthy…” Paul of Tarsus.

“Me tuvo por fiel…”. Pablo de Tarso.

“Come to me, all…” Jesus 

“Vengan a mi, todos…”. Jesus.

Loretta LaTourette

Pastor of Compassionate Ministries


Husband -   David

Children -   Rachel and Zed


Serving on staff at Bridgeton Nazarene Church since November 2000.

Church Secretary: November 2000-November 2008

Compassionate Ministry Director: November 2008-Present

Bridge the Gap is a Compassionate Ministry Center located at 44 S. Laurel Street, Bridgeton. We serve our community through a Thrift Store, Learning Center and many Outreach opportunities. 

Our Vision and Core Values are summarized in the following ways:


BRIDGING and building relationships between the Church and the Community.


REACHING out to our Community with hearts and hands of compassion.


INSPIRING others to participate in making a difference in our Community.


DEVELOPING caring, sensitive and positive attitudes to impact our Community.


GROWING relationships by sharing God’s grace, love and mercy.


EMPOWERING our Community, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to serve God and to serve others

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me...whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:35-40


Favorite Quotes:

"Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.” 

“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” ― John Wesley 

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