At BridgeWay Baptist Church, we never lose sight of what drives our efforts: Dedicated people who are ready to let Jesus into their lives.

                                         We look forward to seeing you!

To learn more about our church, or to inquire how you might become more involved, contact us today!

Biblical authority
Cultural relevance
Gift discovery
Trust and integrity
Being cutting edge
Relationships (small groups)


Every believer possesses spiritual “gifts” or talents that should be used to build up the body of Christ.

       Gary, a native of Jackson, MS, is the founding Pastor of BridgeWay Baptist Church, in Mt. Pleasant, MS where he continues to serve as Pastor. Gary is a past member of The Executive Committee of The MS Baptist Convention Board, and also past Chairman of the Church Planting Committee of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board.  
     Gary is a past President of the Holly Springs Rotary Club, current Assistant District Governor, District Governor Nominee, and Paul Harris Fellow. Gary serves on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Family Youth Initiative “FYI," and is a frequent speaker promoting the Polio Plus Initiative. He serves on the Mayor of Holly Springs’ Pastoral Advisory Council, and received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Knights of Columbus (2014).
     Gary is a graduate of Mississippi College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.  He also enjoys playing Bluegrass Fiddle, Guitar, and Dobro. He and His wife, Lorena, have two sons: Seth, a former quarterback (2006 & 2007) at Ole Miss, and current Assistant Vice President of Sales for Regions Insurance Division in Madison, MS, and Brent, who is a graduate of Ole Miss with a major in Economics and Finance, and worked as the Director of Product Development and Strategic Relationships for The Juilliard Conservatory in New York City, and is the current VP of Development for The Miss America Organization.  Lorena is the school nurse for the Holly Springs primary school, and was named School Nurse of the Year for the State of Mississippi (2015), and is the Marshall County representative on the Community Foundation of North West Mississippi Regional Health Council where she is involved in S.O.C.O  (the effort to stamp out childhood obesity).
     Gary and Lorena reside in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Meaningful worship
Powerful prayer
Healthy community relationships
Relevant Bible teaching
Intentional evangelism
Effective discipleship training
Local, state, & global missions
Unforeseen opportunities

Core Values

Pastor Gary Adams

We are a Southern Baptist church plant that has been meeting in the Mt. Pleasant area for 15 years now. Currently, we are located at 104 Taska Road, between First State Bank and Dollar General. 

Our worship is blended, and our mission is to assist the churched/saved in this area in their spiritual growth and gift discovery. The focus is on them becoming mature, effective, committed workers ready for deployment into the area to reach the unchurched/unsaved with the powerful Gospel of Jesus Christ.​

Vision Statement

About Us

​ Jesus First
Others Next
Yourself Last
Open to All
Under Authority of God’s Word
​Starting New Churches

​​One of our core values at BridgeWay is to help individuals discover and use his or her spiritual gifts. 

Our Core Values