Before Asbury University in Kentucky generated national attention last month with around-the-clock prayer services, a Christian celebration at the Jersey Shore is approaching two decades of drawing people closer to God. Each summer, families flock to the Jersey Shore to experience the annual Bridgefest festival that offers worship music and teachings by faith leaders from across the country.
Known as “God’s Square Mile,” Ocean Grove, New Jersey is a place Bridgefest has called home for many years and has been a popular Christian meeting ground dating back to the 1800s. This summer, the two-day Christian festival will yet again be held at this historic beach town on June 23 and 24.
Bridgefest is organized by The Bridge Christian Radio, a radio ministry out of Calvary Chapel Old Bridge, New Jersey.
The Bridge Christian Radio went live for the first time on June 27, 2003, and since its very first broadcast, it has shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The station reaches 7-8 million potential listeners in the tri-state area, including New York City.
Since its inception in 2005, Bridgefest founder and Calvary Chapel Old Bridge senior pastor, Lloyd Pulley prayed for and envisioned a gathering of people to come together on the Jersey Shore.
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