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For the 60th Anniversary in 2019, we are engaging in a special prayer emphasis leading up to Easter Sunday called 60 Days of Prayer, which consists of a daily prayer delivered to your inbox, the Crossings App, and other platforms.
If you haven’t already, we invite you to sign up to experience Holy Week and celebrate Easter in a more in-depth way by subscribing to 60 Days of Prayer. 60 Days of Prayer will not only correlate to each day’s events and services, but it will also enhance your Holy Week experience with related verses, prayers, and more. Sign up below or opt into notifications on the Crossings App for daily reminders!
DAILY PRAYER DEVOTIONS
“In 2019, we’ll celebrate the joy of loving and serving our community for 60 years. Fifty-five people were inspired to start a church and live by faith to go wherever God led. We’re going to spend this year of celebration enjoying what’s happening right now and dreaming of how God will use us in the years ahead. Can you just imagine what this place will be like in the next 60 years if we’re as faithful as our founders?”
— Marty Grubbs, Senior Pastor
On March 31, we celebrated 60 years of loving and serving our community together for Celebration Sunday. Over 9,400 people gathered and enjoyed over 5,600 donuts, a special message and worship in all services, balloons for the kids, a walk-through history exhibit telling Crossings’ 60-year story, and a special history video featuring some of our founders.
Watch the sermon message or take a look at the history video by clicking below.
“We were just filled with this excitement that God would do something here. We were ready to be a part of it and see this church we loved become an influential body of Christ.”
— Norma Townsdin, Long-time Member & Crossings Elder
From its humble beginnings when it was called Westridge Hills Church of God, Crossings Community Church has focused on helping people find and follow Jesus. The church began when Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Baker, along with business partner, Wilma McManus, built a small church at the corner of 55th and Linn in Oklahoma City. Fifty-five people began their new venture in the leased building—which was eventually gifted by E.W. Baker—on Easter Sunday in 1959. Our founders put in place tenets which continue to be the framework for Crossings today: generosity, courageous faith, and a vision for the future.
“What captured me was the incredible spirit of the church,” said Senior Pastor Marty Grubbs. “Our founders and the growing church family were kind, loving people. They didn’t want just any ordinary church; they wanted to make a difference in the community, no matter how radical or challenging. That was a very compelling foundation to build the church on.”
As the new Senior Pastor in 1985, Marty knew his position was a challenging one. “They didn’t hire me to keep the place looking pretty—they wanted a church that would reach the community,” he said. “It was important to me that we were determined to reach beyond the walls.”
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60TH CELEBRATION LOGO & INSPIRATION
Come back to this page all year for details about special events, updates, stories, and resources related to our 60th Anniversary in 2019!