Bridgehaven's 40th Anniversary
Bridgehaven’s 40th Anniversary: A Legacy Gala
For 40 years, we have labored in love and obedience, as God has been faithful in building Bridgehaven into a sanctuary for life in our community. We are excited to celebrate all God has done in and through the ministry of Bridgehaven. Join us as we celebrate 40 years and a legacy of love, life, and hope!
Bridgehaven’s Legacy Gala
Friday, April 14, 2023
DoubleTree Exhibition Hall 1st Floor
This year’s celebration will be unlike the galas of the past: we will unite under the banner of life, explore the center’s history, discuss hot topics, hear from ministry leaders, share in fellowship, and worship with hearts of gratitude. We hope you will be inspired by the story God has written for the ministry and those who have been blessed by its presence.
Register to attend today!
4:00 PM: Registration opens, and the social hour begins.
The night will kick off with fellowship and a journey through decades of Bridgehaven’s transformation. Live chats with ministry leaders, experts, and other presentations will be highlighted during the social hour
5:30 PM: Worship
Let’s make a joyful noise! We have added a time of worship to our event this year and are looking forward to uniting with our Bridgehaven family singing praises to our Lord.
6:00 PM: Dinner
Dinner will be served during our program. Stay tuned for more details.
6:45 PM: Program with featured speaker Dr. Bill Lile
The 40th anniversary program will showcase stories of God’s faithfulness over the years and cast a vision sure to impact future generations. We are excited and honored to welcome Dr. Bill Lile as our keynote speaker. Dr. Lile’s message describing the unique personhood of the unborn is sure to inspire and educate us.
8:30 PM: Closing Prayer
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. –Psalm 100 (ESV)
Meet our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Bill Lile
Dr. Lile has always had a passion for educating the church about the personhood of the unborn. His expertise in the medical field couple with his bold faith has informed his entire career.
In 1999, Dr. William Lile and a partner bought out the practice of the largest provider of abortion services in Pensacola, Florida. Along with putting an immediate stop to abortion procedures and referrals at the clinic, Lile and his partner included a clause in the contract: the man who at one time had led the area in abortions had to agree to leave the region if he wanted to keep trafficking in abortion.
Upon selling the building, the abortionist had left all of his tools, including a suction machine, exam table with stirrups, curettes, and forceps. Lile and his partner immediately set out to put the tools once used for tearing apart preborn babies to good use for the first time, starting with a simple educational talk for their local church.
His passion for the unborn took on new life as he continued to get more involved in informing the church about the grim realities of abortion. That was the beginning of Lile’s venture into what has become somewhat of a second career, providing education on abortion procedures for the pro-life and Christian communities through speaking appearances, as well as articles and videos, hosted online at ProLifeDoc.org. Using the tools the abortionist had left behind, four of Lile’s simple, non-graphic videos have gained close to a million views combined, topped by his “Abortion Machine Demonstration” video, where he uses an abortion suction machine to crush a steel paint thinner can in seconds.
Seeking to educate the church further, Lile worked with the United States Council of Catholic Bishops to produce “God’s Miracle of Life,” a 60-minute DVD that includes bloodless demonstrations of common abortion procedures and argues for the sanctity of life on scientific, legal, and scriptural grounds.
Lile is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and former OB/GYN Department Chair at Sacred Heart Hospital. He is licensed to practice medicine in both Florida and Alabama and served as an instructor with both The University of Florida and Florida State Medical School OB/GYN residency programs. He is also a Medical Advisor of the Florida Human Life Protection Amendment and serves as a member of Focus on the Family’s Physicians Research Council.
Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center
4250 Glass Road NE, Suite 100
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Bridgehaven is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.