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Who is Bridget Willard?

Bridget April 9, 2016
Bridget and her late husband Mercier, a pastor who passed away May 31, 2016, had always put ministry as a priority in their 23-year marriage with Aquila and Pricila as their model.

From 2001 until 2016, their passion was the motel outreach in Anaheim, California, called Pardoned Prodigals that has been reaching out to the downtrodden, discouraged, depressed, dejected, and the lost since 2001. Bridget lead worship for the Friday Night church until the spring of 2015.

Seasons in Life and Ministry

Bridget is now a widow and realizes there are seasons in our lives and ministry. In one form or another, she has served in church leadership since 1996. Bridget has taught children, teens, and women and has lead worship for those groups as well as prayer meetings, outreaches, home groups, retreats, and coffee houses.

Bridget as a Songwriter

Mentored as a worship leader by Chris Falson, Bridget’s passion is intimate, powerful corporate worship as well as worship evangelism. She believes that worship brings holistic healing–body, soul, and spirit.

Her debut CD “Come Away”, produced by Australian singer/songwriter and worship leader, Chris Falson, has something for everyone. The sounds for each song are entirely different–there is something for everyone.

Bridget as a Worship Leader

From August 2006 to July 2009, Bridget was the worship leader at Calvary Chapel Seaside in Laguna Beach, but took a health-related sabbatical. From February of 2010 until May 2013, she taught and lead worship for the children of Calvary Chapel Seaside. Bridget lead worship for the Friday Night church for many years until the spring of 2015.

Bridget as an Author

As well as a worship leader, blogger, and teacher, Bridget is also an author; her first book BAGEL BY THE SEA is currently available. Bridget is has also written a devotional journey for worship leaders entitled ON THE MOUNTAIN. Both are available on and as Amazon Kindle books.

14 thoughts on “Who is Bridget Willard?”

  1. I used to be a personal friend of Pastor Mercier Willard. Is Mercier still living. If so, please have him reply to this contact.

  2. Hello Bridget – would it be ok to use your quotes in our non-profit church newsletter please – I would of course acknowledge it was your quote – kind regards Carrie Hackett

  3. Hi Bridget!
    I just heard a song of yours on the Christian Songwriters Network and I loved it. The clarity of your vocal sound is very appealing and the musical content in your songs are great. Do you collaborate on writing and do you participate in any live Christian songwriter’s groups in your area? I’m down in San Diego but would love to meet you and Mercier.
    Wanted to communicate with you via Facebook but you had a setting which would have handled my friend request as spam. If you wouldn’t mind, could you let me know about any concerts or coffee house gigs in the near future that I maybe able to attend? Keep up the good work and know what Quincy Jones said, “Excellence is not an event, it’s a habit.”

    Your servant in Christ,

  4. So inspiring to have found your blog and to learn all about the ministry you are doing. The Lord richly bless you, and thank you for such excellent teaching on worship. The study on Colossians is excellent! God bless!

  5. Hi Bridget, I found your site by looking for an answer to a question about the anchor and veil lyric. Thanks for your insight and sharing your knowledge of Hebrews. We sang it last Sunday and it has stuck in my heart but I didn’t know why! Now I know and it is very encouraging. In Christ our Hope, George

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