Our History


Pastor Bernie and Nan McLaughlin have been in ministry since 1980. They have three married children, and seven grandchildren.


They pioneered their first church in South Africa, which is still flourishing today, and in 1987 they returned to Scotland and founded Cornerstone Church (now The Bridge Church) in Pastor Bernie’s hometown of Kilwinning, Ayrshire.


Today the church continues to grow and now has church locations in Kilwinning and Ayr as well as lifegroups meeting in homes across the Ayrshire area. The vision remains the same, to reach out with a message of faith, hope and love to the people of Scotland and beyond and to establish a network of church branches worldwide.

Today we have a large and growing congregation and an incredible team of staff and volunteers, who diligently work, week in week out, in a whole variety of ministries and outreaches to our local communities sharing the Love of Christ in practical ways.


Please take the time to watch this video which tracks the timeline of our Church over the first 25 years ..