1500 W. Covell Edmond, OK 73003
14600 N. Portland Ave, OKC, OK 73134
10255 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73120
14400 N. Portland Ave, OKC, OK 73134
Home Roots: Lansing, Michigan
Education: Moody Bible Institute: Bible-Theology — Wheaton College Graduate School: Masters in Educational Ministries
Joined the Staff: March 2018
Family: Married to Karyn; dad to Maegan, Emma, and Jack
Interesting Facts: Bill is a coffee connoisseur, loves music, movies, and books. He enjoys woodworking and home remodeling. During his college years, he taught horsemanship at a summer camp. Bill and his wife, Karyn, love visiting National Parks.
Simple Small Groups and The Essential Guide for Small Group Leaders, both written by Bill Search, are available in the Bookstore.
Sunbeam Family Services
Operations Manager, Comfort Keepers Oklahoma
Stone Creek Assisted Living
Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office
OKC Police Dept., TRIAD
Outreach Director, Pace Community
Program Field Representative
Public Affairs Specialist, OK Social Security
Director of Marketing, Spanish Cove Retirement Village, Yukon
With over 20 years of experience in senior living, Jill is dedicated to helping seniors and their families find the perfect retirement living plan.
With over 20 years of experience in senior living, Jill is dedicated to helping seniors and their families find the perfect retirement living plan.
A to Z Home Inspection
Director Medicare Assistance Program, Oklahoma Department of Insurance
Coordinator TRIAD, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office
Oklahoma Banking Association
Alzheimers Support Team, Oklahoma Alzheimer’s Association
“Bringing Together a Strong Team”
Keith serves as the District Director of Athletics for the Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS), Oklahoma’s largest school district serving 46,000 students, including more than 7000 student-athletes. Keith grew up in Oklahoma City and attended OKCPS schools. After graduating from Capitol Hill High School, he attended East Central University on a tennis scholarship, where he received his bachelors in education. Upon graduation, he returned to Oklahoma City Public Schools to serve as a teacher and coach.
While working in the district, he obtained his Masters in Administration from the University of Oklahoma. He continued coaching and teaching for several more years before moving into administration at Deer Creek High School in 2006. In 2011, Keith returned to Oklahoma City Public Schools as District Director of Athletics. Since then, he has assembled a strong team of staff, coaches and community partners, all committed to giving OKCPS students the opportunities they deserve to join a team and benefit from that experience, putting them on a proven path to graduation. Keith and his wife, Marta, have three children and reside in Edmond, OK.
Use this safe service to stay connected with family.
Samantha Strealey, Territory Manager, Comfort Keepers Oklahoma
Find out how to qualify for VA Benefits.
Matson Parker, OK Department of Veterans
Receive information about memory care.
Carrie Bachman, Stone Creek Assisted Living
Who should you contact about elder fraud?
Susan Laib, Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office
Explore Care Track, a lifesaving device for Alzheimer’s/Autism.
Sheryl Presley, OKC Police Dept., TRIAD
Brandy Bailey, Executive Director, Valir
Know who to call when elder abuse is suspected.
Cindy Opheim, Program Field Representative
Learn about Social Security updates.
Jose Olivero, Public Affairs Specialist, OK Social Security
Discover how to choose senior living.
Jill Huff, Director of Marketing at Spanish Cove Retirement Village
Understand how to safely live at home.
Jack Werner, A to Z Home Inspection
Know your choices and protect your Medicare ID.
Ray Walker, Director Medicare Assistance Program, Oklahoma Department of Insurance
Oklahoma is #2 in the nation for grandparents raising grandchildren. If you are a grandparent with the responsibility of your grandchildren, come and find help in this class.
Patrick O’Kane & Talena Ford, Sunbeam Family Services
Every day in Oklahoma, seniors receive phone calls, and they innocently give money away to people who prey on their emotions. If seniors knew where the money really goes, they would never give any phone solicitor one dime. Come learn how to prevent phone and bank fraud.
Elaine Dodd, Oklahoma Banking Association & Kim Lopez, Coordinator TRIAD, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office
Determine how to navigate the caregiving crisis in Oklahoma for Dementia.
Carla Skull, Alzheimers Support Team, Oklahoma Alzheimer’s Association
Matthew Denman is the Director of Guitar Studies at Oklahoma City University, Director of Education for the Guitar Foundation of America, Director of the Celedonio Romero Guitar Institute, founder of the Oklahoma Guitar Orchestra, and former Director of Guitar at Classen School of Advanced Studies. Matthew is a student of Pepe Romero who has said, “What José Antonio Abreu is to El Sistema, Matt Denman is to the Celedonio Romero Guitar Institute.”
Recently, the Oklahoma City University Guitar Studio has won several national awards including first place at the GFA Symposiums, the GFA Ensemble Showcase, and the UT Brownsville guitar festival and competition. In just three years, six OCU guitar graduate students have secured higher education positions as professors of guitar. In the spring of 2014, the OCU guitar studio performed on stage with Ballet Oklahoma for the world premiere of the reinvented Carmen.
Awards and honors include New Mexico Guitar Festival Artist in Residence (2016), All Virginia Guitar Conductor and Clinician (2016) the GFA Augustine Award for excellence in guitar education (2013), Images of Excellence Award (2013, 2012, 2010, 2009), and Teacher of the Year (2010-2011 Classen SAS). In the summer of 2013 Matthew was featured on the cover of Soundboard magazine Vol 39 No. 2.
In 2015, Matthew conducted Brad Richter’s Once We Moved Like The Wind with Carlos Bonell (Royal College of Music), Brad Richter, and the OCU guitar ensemble. He hosted the 2015 Guitar Foundation of America convention held at Oklahoma City University. During the convention, Matthew premiered his guitar orchestra piece, Picture on a Train, which has become very popular with guitar programs across the nation.
When:Afternoons – Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13
Welcome parents as they arrive to pick up kids, direct parents to kids’ rooms, give any necessary take-home sheets, and answer general questions.
When:Mornings – Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13
Welcome students and parents as they arrive at camp in the morning, direct students to their rooms, and answer general questions.
When:Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13
Stays with a group of kids throughout the day, escorts them to activities, participates with them in each activity, and helps with general needs.
Assist costumes and props coordinator in gathering and distributing costume pieces and props. Seamstresses also welcomed. Help needed prior to and during camp.
When: Mornings and/or Afternoons – Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13
Help prepare and serve snacks for the campers.
When: Afternoons – Monday, July 9 – Wednesday, July 11
Help voice teacher with afternoon vocals class, sing along with teacher in front of class (requires basic singing ability).
Help the music theory teacher with class, assist with activities and games teaching music notes and rhythms (requires basic music theory knowledge).
Help drama teacher with acting class, by participating in acting and improv exercises and games (requires out-going personality & general acting skills).
Help the dance teacher with the movement & dance class; perform along with the teacher in front of the class (requires basic movement ability and coordination).
Help the Bible teacher with the Bible class by helping lead fun games, illustrations & activities
Help the art teacher with the set design class including set-up, assisting kids with their art projects, clean-up, and transferring any art projects to the set
Volunteer your time to coach a team of youth on Saturdays for 6 weeks. Games are 1 hour with practices 30 minutes before the game. Must be 18 years or older.
Volunteer your time to coach a team of energetic youth for 6 weeks. Practices are 1 hour during the week; you pick the time. Games are on Saturday.
Volunteers needed to help stuff the worship folder with inserts each week on Friday mornings.
Various opportunities available including decorating, staffing, check-in, and hosting a small group table.
Help facilitate discussion during Monday morning Women’s Bible Studies, 9:15-11:00am (follows school calendar). Must have attended Crossings for one year and have previously attended a Women’s Bible Study.
Volunteers serve as 1:1 Reading Coaches, or sub, to elementary students through Whiz Kids, ministry partner, during the OKCPS school year; at Crossings Christiana Comunidad, 3120 S. Harvey Avenue, September through May, Thursday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Ushers are available for giving directions, greeting, answering inquiries, and helping maintain orderly conduct as people enter the Sanctuary, Chapel, and The Venue. Must be thirteen years or older.
Be the first smiling and welcoming face people see when they drive onto our campus! Help make the parking lots easier to navigate. Direct traffic in designated spots around campus. Choose from three shifts.
Volunteer couples or gender specific pairs are scheduled one Sunday a month to pray in the Prayer Room during the 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services.
First impressions are very important! Be a “light” and help to those seeking information about the church. Answer questions about service times, location, and assist with driving directions (all information is provided). Assist by calling 911 in case of a medical emergency. Must be 18 years or older.
Volunteers needed to sew blankets and quilts for children at the Jimmy Everest Cancer Center Unit at OU Children’s Hospital. The group meets every other Thursday evening from 6-9pm at the Pavilion.
A Stephen Minister is a committed lay person who has received 50 hours of initial training in caring ministry skills and concepts. The care given by Stephen Ministers is confidential, distinctively Christian, gender specific, one-to-one care given to a person who is wrestling with life issues. People who are experiencing grief, financial setbacks, retirement, divorce, family frustrations or spiritual struggles are a few examples of those helped by caring listening. Stephen Ministers are not counselors, therapists, problem solvers or casual visitors, but trained people committed to listening and lifting hurting people to God who is the Cure Giver.
Experience the joy of walking alongside those taking the next step in their walk with God through participation in Centered and Apprentice. Various opportunities are available, including staffing with Next Step desk on Sundays, group facilitators, check-in, and office assistance.
Volunteers needed to lead children and adults with special needs on Sundays or Wednesdays.
Assist with one-time special events like concerts, carnivals, and conferences through greeting, ushering, taking tickets or other tasks assigned by event staff.
Volunteers needed to knit or crochet baby afghans and bonnets. Choose to serve on your own or join a group of local ladies on the first and third Tuesdays each month (10am-3pm) to create tangible articles of love for White Fields, Infant Crisis Services, the Hope Pregnancy Center, and other local ministries.
Help set up and tear down for Children’s programming on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Safe Families Oklahoma is a nationwide effort designed to support vulnerable children and parents in need. Crossings is leading this community initiative and is dedicated to provide family support, stabilization and, most importantly, preventing child abuse. You can help a family in crisis through any of the following opportunities: host family, family coach, family friend, ministry lead, or an advisory committee member.
Safe Families Oklahoma is a nationwide effort designed to support vulnerable children and parents in need. Crossings is leading this community initiative and is dedicated to provide family support, stabilization and, most importantly, preventing child abuse. A Resource Friend helps both the family in crisis or Host Family by providing goods they might need such as children’s furniture, clothing, diapers, wipes, car seats, or formula.
Needed for two-hour shifts, Monday through Friday, weekly and / or monthly to encourage patients waiting for appointments through one-on-one prayer and conversation.
Volunteers are available to pray for the immediate needs of our church members and their family during times of crisis (i.e. in the case of an accident, surgery, or emergency situation).
We always need great pictures! Volunteers are needed to take pictures and film at special events.
Looking for a way to serve behind the scenes? Keep the church looking its best by volunteering to restock the pews in the Sanctuary and Chapel, as well as the chairs in the Venue, during the week.
Experienced musicians needed to play in orchestra. Proficiency on a musical instrument required.
Physicians and dentists needed who are willing to see a limited number of patients in their offices (one or two per month). Positions include internal medicine, ear, nose, and throat specialists, orthopedists, dermatologists, podiatrists, and others.
Come share the joy of ministering to the youngest members of Crossings by becoming a valued Nursery volunteer. We need loving hands to rock, play, give bottles, etc. in our Nursery for children ages birth-3 years. No diaper changing required!
Volunteers meet each Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the church, walk through the building praying over each room, the congregation, and all events scheduled during the week.
Volunteers deliver boxed lunches for elderly and shut-ins that are Crossings members and members of the community. Meals are prepared & delivered on Wednesdays. Drivers pick up meals between 9:30-10:30am, delivery takes about 1.5 hours.
Volunteers needed to help run sound, lights, and video at Crossings. No experience needed; training provided.
Needed for three-hour shifts, Monday through Friday, monthly or quarterly. Primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and pharmacists. Specialists can provide services at the Clinic or allow for limited appointments within their own private practice.
Needed for three-hour shifts, Monday through Friday, weekly, or monthly. Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Medical Assistants (MAs), and Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs).
Volunteers assist single mothers, widows, and military wives by changing oil and air filters on designated Saturdays.
Compassionate facilitators needed to lead group sessions on Monday evenings from 6:15-8 p.m. Provide support and encouragement to children while presenting provided curriculum.
Needed to provide counseling services to patients of the medical clinic. Volume and hours flexible.
Elementary students learn about God’s amazing work through salvation, baptism and communion before baptism. Offered quarterly.
Do you have a heart for the elderly? Volunteers needed to provide encouragement and Christian friendship to the elderly and shut-in.
Speak into the life of an assigned young person weekly, during school hours, at either one of our Ministry Partners, Stanley Hupfield Academy (Charter Elementary) or Seeworth Academy (Charter Mid-High School), both are inner-city school partners with Crossings. (Commitment: September-May)
Volunteers are responsible for arranging for food to be prepared and taken into homes for members who have been recently released from the hospital or have a temporary need.
Volunteers needed to help answer questions and assist with registrations at the Information Desk throughout the building.
Minister to the needs of specific members of the church family by providing in real and tangible ways with small repairs or maintenance. Our message is, “Let us help you with that.”
Provide a great first impression by providing friendly, convenient, and safe transportation to and from the church building!
Greet members and guests before each service at Crossings Community Church.
The church provides a meal for the bereaved family, and volunteers are requested to bring their choice of a dish (the church furnishes the meat and bread).
Wednesday Night dinners and Sunday breakfasts / brunches are a great time of fellowship for Crossings! Help make sure that everything is ready for the crowd by being on the Set up Team, Serving and Breakdown Crew or Kitchen Clean up Crew.
Teacher Partners pair with a specific teacher at Eugene Field Elementary, a Crossings partner, to help with classroom activities at Eugene Field, 1515 N. Klein, OKC.
During the OKCPS school year (September-May), volunteer opportunities range from leading groups of 5-8 elementary students through pre-selected materials to assessing student reading levels The Book Club is at Eugene Field Elementary, a Crossings partner, 1515 N. Klein, OKC.
The purpose of the Disaster Response Team is to respond to the needs of the community during times of crisis or disaster by compassionately serving in the name of Jesus Christ. This Red Cross certified team focuses its efforts primarily in the OKC metro area but are ready to serve wherever they are needed.
Needed for two- or three-hour shifts, Monday through Friday, monthly or quarterly. Positions include Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Certified Dental Assistants.
We need more of YOU. Yes, You! Smiley, energetic, high-five-loving adults who love students and want to make them feel at home. Before a student can head about the love of Christ, he or she needs to feel loved and accepted and that is what this team is all about. You can serve in this position as a Greeter, in the Cafe, at First-Time Guest Check-In, and more!
Co-lead with another adult leader to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a group of students. Wednesday nights during the school year. Curriculum and training are provided. Leaders are needed on Sunday mornings to facilitate discussion.
Periodically, homes are needed to host special events. Crossings Students will work with host to discuss specific details.
Adult Leaders are always needed to help at Crossings Students events! From time to time drivers will be needed to transport students to various locations.
Help develop creative ways to teach children Bible lessons.
Facilitate conversations in weekly group meetings and shepherd the spiritual lives of group members. Hosts open their homes for Community Groups.
Brighten someone’s day by delivering bags of freshly-baked cookies to first time Crossings guests! Must have vehicle and valid driver’s license.
Prep, sell and clean-up coffee and donuts on Sunday mornings at coffee bars throughout church.
Volunteer opportunities include praying with Clinic guests, greeting and registering patients, answering phones, helping with paperwork, escorting patients to their various appointments, assisting with managing supplies, and more. Some volunteers work during patient clinic hours and others are needed at other times to assist with the administrative functions of this ministry.
Sing with the Voices of Crossings choir in Sunday worship services and special events. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings.
Be a blessing to a CCC family, provide gifts for children of a family in need!
Shepherd and lead students 4 years through 4th grade through worship, games, and simple activities in the classroom or lead students in 5th and 6th grade as they participate in small group Bible study and games.
Responsible for leading group discussion and building a relationship with children ages 4 years through 6th grade. (Leaders can choose or have input into the particular ages of the children they lead.) Opportunities are for 9:15 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. on Sundays.
Sing, be part of a band, or help with tech needs. Onstage leaders will demonstrate simple dance motions to teach kids how to praise God through worship. Singing and dance experience not required.
Available to assist as needed in classrooms and with other various tasks (4 years through 1st grade only).
Perform live drama that teaches children life application for biblical principles. Drama team serves Wednesday nights and some Sunday mornings.
Assist in preparation of crafts, games, etc. on weekdays.
Greet and assist with attendance check-in. Must be at least 16 years or older.
Welcome attendees, clean, set up, serve dinner and tear down various rooms for Celebrate Recovery anytime between 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery LifeTools for Kids or Teens Teacher or Assistant: Compassionate teachers needed to teach Celebration Station curriculum to children of parents/guardians attending Celebrate Recovery program and bond with children to provide support and encouragement. You will be blessed! Thursday. Must be 18 years or older.
Provide a dessert for the Celebrate Recovery attendees. Deliver anytime to the Atrium before 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.
Sometimes the hardest part of coming to a support group is getting through the door. We are looking for compassionate people who excel at hospitality and value the importance of welcoming people to a warm and safe environment here at Crossings. Come join the CareSeries team as a greeter on Monday nights, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
CareSeries is currently recruiting facilitators for Monday night support groups. If you have an interest in walking along-side those who are facing a challenging season in their life, we would encourage you to begin the application process to explore becoming a CareSeries Facilitator. CareSeries meets on Monday nights with facilitator responsibilities running from 5:50-8:00 and twice a month 5:50-8:45. For more information contact Todd Poe, CareSeries Ministry Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 405-302-1249.
Ministry partner, Brit-Vil Food Pantry has a variety of opportunities as a Food Pantry Assistant, including client assessor, client shopper, stocking shelves, keeping inventory, or picking up food donations from local grocery stores and restaurants. Opportunities are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and volunteers must be 18 years or older. The Brit-Vil Gardener position is a family-friendly service helping harvest fresh produce from the garden plots to be used by the Food Pantry.
Needed at Crossings Community Center to support our relationship with Trinity Legal. Two attorneys meet with one client to direct them with their legal and social needs. Assisted by full time Trinity Legal staff member.
Volunteers are scheduled at their regular worship service to pray with people who come to the altars at the conclusion of the worship services.
Needed for 2 or 3 hour shift, Monday though Friday, weekly or monthly, or one-time projects. Volunteers with administrative experience, including computer literacy, reception, organization, and/or filing skills.
Includes small group leaders, teachers, and greeters.
Includes worship, arts, and tech.
Includes local and global ministries.
Includes parking, ushers, greeters, and welcome center.
Includes creating, planning, details, execution, office management, and phone calls.
Includes prayer team, benevolence, and Sunday support pastor.
Includes small groups, men’s ministry, women’s ministry, singles ministry, college ministry, etc.
Includes nursery, kids, and drama.
Do you have some the skills of photography or videography? Help us communicate all the ministries of the Community Center to the people we serve through your talents of a photographer, and maybe even teach some of our students how to do the same!
Varies, volunteer from home
A huge need of the facility is communication both with Crossings Community Church and the population that The Center serves. If you enjoy scrolling and posting on social media, use that time as a ministry for Crossings Community Center!
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
One of the biggest needs in the community we serve is giving the youth somewhere safe and wholesome to be. This year we want to open our basketball gym to the local teenagers during the day and give them a place to be where there are Christian adults who know them and want to build relationships with them.
Mondays and/or Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
A big need in the community we serve is to reach out to the senior citizens, a fragment of the population that can be easily forgotten. Help us welcome them every Monday and or Wednesday, share a cup a coffee, play a board game, and simply be there for them.
Serve on either the snack team (2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) or dinner team (4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.) to set-up the food for the students then afterwards clean up.
One day a week, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Help us provide a warm welcome to our neighbors, as they come in to participate in our various ministries. This is a great way to make some lasting relationships with those in our OKC inner-city.
Thursdays, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
One of the biggest expenses we have at The Center is transportation for our Club students. We would love to have someone with a CDL help get our students from John Marshall High School and Middle School to The Community Center. We have the students. We have the buses. We just need the drivers.
Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
We always want to make sure our Club students are healthy and understand the benefit of healthy living an exercise. If you want to have some fun playing sports, leading classes, and getting fit with our Club students, we would love to have you on our team!
Art is a huge part of everything we do at The Center. We love giving our neighbors the opportunity to express themselves creatively, and discover new ways to worship God. We could use a few committed artists to lead our Club Students through different art projects.
A lot of our students do not get basic life-skills taught to them at home. Do you have a special life skill, talent, hobby, or employable skill? Come pass along your knowledge to our Club Students, for a four or five-week block at a time.
Thursdays, 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
This is one of the most important, and most fun ministries we have at The Center. We meet weekly, during the school year, to mentor, pour into, and build relationships with a group of inner-city middle school and high school students.
Weekdays, As Needed
Be the liaison to groups who want to reserve the Community Center by walking them through the process to ensure the needs of the group are met. Liaisons are on-site during the event unless a staff member is present.
One or two days a week, mornings or evenings
We want to make sure that we do not offer just another program. We want to make sure every event we have at The Center is a ministry. Help us do this by leading small devotions based on the schedule that works best for you!
One day a week during the day
We have a lot for unique people come through our doors for different reasons. Help us capture their information, some light data entry, and find out how best we can serve them.
Kristin joined the Congregational Care team in 2017, after serving in the Missions Ministry since 2012. She mobilizes and empowers the Senior Adults of Crossings by seeking out various volunteer opportunities and matching opportunities with each individual’s spiritual gifts and passion areas. In addition, Kristin also provides pastoral visits to a number of elderly and shut-in members of the Crossings family who are no longer able to attend church. It brings Kristin great joy to pray with those she visits.
Kristin was born and raised in Edmond. She attended Mid America Christian University where she obtained a bachelors degree in Christian Ministries, and then, a few years later, became an ordained pastor in 2017.
In her free time, Kristin enjoys reading, running with her Labrador retriever, volunteering, finding new recipes to try, traveling, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends. She is passionate about connecting individuals to the church or community to further God’s kingdom, investing in their lives, and encouraging them through the love of Jesus.
The Tompkins Family
Cape Town, South Africa
To provide every high school student with an opportunity to accept Jesus. Serving around 5,500 individuals yearly, the Tompkins work with high school students in urban settings on school campuses to expose them to the gospel message. They also help develop local youth leadership in order to expand the ministry to additional school campuses and to promote peer-to-peer ministry.
The Ravell Family (Church Planters)
Dave is a church planter in the Gold Coast Region of Queensland, Australia. He also serves as lead pastor of Journey Church in Pacific Pines, Queensland. Dave has a passion for planting churches that are mission focused on reaching their communities and committed to finding the best way to tell Christ’s story and to live His life in the context of the local community. Dave and Jeanine have three daughters: Bethany, Hannah and Sarah. The part of Australia where they live and serve has become very secularized in recent years, without many churches. This provides fertile opportunities for Dave to share the Gospel and make disciples in creative and unique ways.
Camille and Hoda Melki (Heart for Lebanon)
To see lives changed and communities transformed through facilitating proper education, providing humanitarian aid, strengthening community development and promoting leadership empowerment. Serving over 2,000 individuals yearly, the Melkis’ ministry has included the development and launch of Heart for Lebanon, developing a strong volunteer base, hosting work camps, and serving at Mediterranean Bible College. The Melkis continue to work to meet the needs of refugees, the poor and marginalized.
Deborah Hunnicutt, serving with Church of God Ministry in Anderson, Indiana
Deborah Hunnicutt oversees Samuel Raymond Christian School and is deeply involved in the community where the school is located. She teaches adult English classes to the parents of SRCS students, the police, and security workers at the airport. As part of her ministry, Deborah also provides short-term ministry workers with the opportunity to gain on-site mission experience in a non-threatening environment, specifically focusing on relational ministry and community involvement.
Deborah’s Road to Roatan
The Eding Family: Peter and Angela Eding
St. Petersburg, Russia
Athletes in Action is a part of Cru (formerly called Campus Crusade for Christ), and uses sports as a platform to help people come to know Christ and to become leaders of spiritual movements in Russia and other nations. The Edings connect with athletes and others through sport, Bible Study, conferences, events and other relational programming that meets the social and spiritual needs of people in Russia.
The Bransford Family
The Bransfords are working with a program called TIMO–Training in Ministry Outreach. TIMO is a two-year, on-site missionary training program which prepares new missionaries for a lifetime of service. TIMO’s vision statement is: Compelled by Christ’s love for Africa’s Unreached People Groups, TIMO trains gospel centered teams from the global church to plant reproducing churches. Chris and Rebekah are part of the leadership of this program, helping teams to reach this vision and plant reproducing churches throughout the unreached people of Africa.
Water4, founded in 2008 – Clean water is one of the most urgent needs our world faces today. This ministry, launched by Crossings congregants, Terri and Dick Greenly, trains in-country entrepreneurs to start their own businesses, drill their own wells using Water4 technology, and bring clean water to their own communities.
Oklahoma City, OK – United States
Water4 is in the business of eradicating the world’s water crisis. Their model promotes dignity by providing men the opportunity to work. It offers women options and the freedom to hope and nurture their children. It gives children their health and an opportunity for education. It gives communities back to themselves. And when partnered with Missions organization and missionaries, it brings Living Water and the Gospel message to persons in the villages. This ministry also supports Crossings efforts in India and Malawi.
• $100 brings clean water to a family
• $200 installs one Access 1.2 hand pump that will serve hundreds
• $600 rehabilitates three wells by fitting them with an Access 1.2 hand pump
• $1,500 drills one well for a village
• $5,000 starts a business for a trained team of nationals by providing a drill kit capable of drilling up to 50 wells
• $10,000 transforms an entire community through access to clean water
SAT-7, founded in 1998 to create satellite television transforming the Middle East and North Africa through hope in Jesus Christ.
Middle East and North Africa
SAT-7 is a Middle East network of four satellite television channels (SAT-7 ARABIC, SAT-7 PAR, SAT-7 TURK and SAT-7 KIDS) watched in more than 70 nations-44 in Europe, more than 20 across North Africa, the Gulf and the greater Middle East including Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and even Tajikistan-an area of over 500 million people. Over 80% of SAT-7 programs are produced in the Middle East by Middle East Christians. With over 300 million homes in the region having a satellite dish, God has opened doors for the Gospel to be shared in the comfort and safety of livings rooms. While programs provide believers with fellowship, encouragement, discipleship and theological education, unbelievers are exposed to God’s unconditional love and given a clear presentation of the Gospel through culturally relevant, appropriately presented and positive Christian programming that makes God’s love visible! We believe that this year will be a year that God moves in the hearts of SAT-7 viewers in this critical area of the world!
School of International Studies Thomas was established in Mid-America Christian University, in 2005, as part of the Leadership Institute of Mid-America. It was established by Dr. Donna Thomas to equip leaders to impact their world for Christ, it helps school leaders to apply Christian ethics and multicultural leadership in the context where they work or minister.
Oklahoma City, United States, and Latin America
The Thomas School of International Studies (TSIS) at Mid-America Christian University is a multidimensional center that equips people for the 21st Century to impact the world for Christ through cross-cultural servant attitude and leadership. The TSIS creates bilingual educational programs for the Hispanic community in OKC, the US and in Latin America through certificate and degreed programs.
Helping Hands In Motion| Northern India Ministries, founded in 1998, is focused on resourcing indigenous pastors and leaders with the tools needed to impact their communities with the Gospel bringing: healing, hope and salvation.
India, the second most populous country in the world, statistics show us there are more unreached people groups in Northern India than anywhere else in the world. Crossings partners are with national indigenous leaders in Northern India where Christianity is less than 1% out of over 900 million people. At the time we formed our partnerships, there were around 75 churches; today through the support, evangelistic and discipleship efforts, there are several hundred churches and still growing-most being led by indigenous pastors who are first generation Christians. This growth is awesome, but the challenges are vast with much persecution. According to a report by the United Nations, India is home to more poor people than anywhere else on earth, which results in many social concerns-health issues, reduced life expectancy, education, business opportunities, etc. In addition to our focus on discipleship and church planting, we also house two Compassion International programs which have sponsorship opportunities for close to 500 children-most are from families of other faiths.
Heart to Honduras, founded in 1989, to help the church in Honduras fulfill Jesus’ command to “go and make disciples,” and to help the North American church minister to “the least of these.” This is completed by facilitating short-term mission trips that provide hope, healing, food, clothing and housing for those in need.
Serving 20,000 people yearly, Heart to Honduras’ ministry has included hosting a Honduran/North American pastors’ conference, the launch of International Extreme Camp at Lake Yure, transformed lives in Central and North America, the implementation of holistic ministries in growing churches and development of new sister church partnership.
Alpha Relief, founded in 2000 to assist Christians in countries where religious persecution is prevalent. Alpha Relief channels resources for effective ministry and facilities collaborative efforts that serve persecuted Christians.
Serving over 8,000 people yearly, Alpha Relief’s ministry includes the use of a network of underground international contacts, smuggling food, Bibles and clothing into these nations.
Ladies from SSS meet weekly for prayer, fellowship, and to use their talents and interest in quilting, sewing, knitting and crochet to provide hand-made and prayed over items to local Christ-Centered ministries. Baby items such as diaper and gift bags, stuffed toys, quilts and afghans, balls, blocks, blankets, booties, caps are donated to Hope Pregnancy Center. A quilt, rug, hat and scarf are made and donated to each new boy coming into White Fields which is a residential cottage community for abused and neglected boys between the ages of 8-18 years.
-Cotton fabric with baby or youth print
-Yarn—any color or size
-Drop off donations at Crossings Missions office (administrative wing located in the north end of OKC Campus).
You can volunteer to knit, crochet, and/or quilt baby baby afghans and bonnets on your own—or join a group of ladies weekly on Tuesdays from 10:00am –3:00pm for fellowship and to create tangible articles of love for local Christ-Centered ministries.
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The SeeWorth Foundation exists is to enhance the educational and spiritual experience of all SeeWorth Academy students, teachers, and staff. Mentors journey with students while teaching them the main character traits we all have struggled with at one time or another: Respect, Integrity, Service, and Endurance.
A foundation unlike any other, we are a privately funded institution working with a public institution dedicated to improving the lives of the students at Justice Alma Wilson SeeWorth Academy. Our function is to support SeeWorth academy in providing students the tools and resources necessary for their individual growth as successful members of society. We wish to not only be a resource to students, but also a bridge from the student to the outside community for the viability and visibility for SeeWorth Academy as a whole. We take a holistic approach to the care of the student, and engage the community to step in and aid in providing practical tools to make a lasting change in the lives of these students.
Mentors are needed to teach students reading comprehension skills. One school year commitment required.
To share the love of Christ with The Church at Kate Barnard Women’s Correctional Center and offer biblical principles and strategies for successful transition back into society.
Kate Barnard is a minimum security Community Correctional Center with a current capacity of 260 female offenders. 60 of those are designated for work release. These adult women have less than 3 years left before their sentences are completed.
3300 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Volunteers with Department of Corrections approval are welcome to join us weekly on Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Our ministry team leads bible study, praise and worship, prayer, scripture memorization, bible trivia, and showers the women with lots of love and encouragement. Living Free also offers help, as needed, for transitional housing after release.
Help us offer a future and a hope (Jer. 29:11) to women in desperate need of love and compassion.
To be the “hands and feet of Jesus” and show women who are incarcerated in the maximum security prison at Mable Bassett Correctional Center that God does indeed have a wonderful plan and purpose for their life — both while in and out of prison — and that they are not forgotten.
Mable Bassett has 1250 beds and is the main prison for females in Oklahoma. All levels of offenders who have committed various crimes are housed there, including women who are pregnant or in need of other medical care. Many have been raised in Christian homes. Others have never been inside a church or ever heard the Good News. Ages range from teen-agers, whose mothers and grandmothers have also been incarcerated, to older women in their eighties.
4224 N. Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Individuals are needed to be a part of or help lead Bible Studies (such as Beth Moore), to pray for and with the women, and to write or send cards. Just being present on a regular basis can make a big difference. Our hope is to fulfill what the Bible tells us in Matthew 25:35-43.
Chosen seeks to mobilize the Christian community to action in defense of the orphaned and fatherless by opening their homes, hearts, and arms to reach them with the love of Christ. Through a weekly support group format, a wide range of adoption and foster care related topics are covered with guest speakers.
As of January 1, 2012, there were 8308 children in foster care in the state of Oklahoma. Of these, nearly 2000 are waiting for a permanent home. Many of these children will turn 18 years old and never find an adoptive family. Only half will graduate high school, half will become homeless, and 60% of the girls will become pregnant within two years. The cycle keeps repeating unless we step in and change the course. The church is our greatest hope for this crisis.
Crossings Community Church
14600 North Portland Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 83134
Not everyone can become an adoptive or foster parent, but everyone can do something for these children. There are countless ways to get involved and change the life of a child in foster care. Join us during a Wednesday night class at Crossings to learn more. Check out our website or Facebook page for opportunities to serve.
While (R)eading, W(R)iting, and A(R)ithmetic are considered the three most-important keys to learning, many educators and parents often strongly place reading as the one skill that school children must grasp well to achieve in life. That’s exactly why Crossings Community Church has joined the city-wide Whiz Kids program for young students experiencing reading difficulties. Whiz Kids is a faith-based, one-on-one, volunteer tutoring/mentoring program that focuses on first through fifth grade students who live in areas of Oklahoma City’s highest drop-out rates and lowest socioeconomic levels. Whiz Kids is proactive and preventative in nature, targeting inner-city schools and students who are reading below grade level and could benefit most from a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult.
Kathy Chenault is the Crossings site-coordinator for Iglesia Del Dios United. “I have seen many wonderful relationships develop between tutors and students. Whiz Kids is great! It works! We have seen not only higher test scores, but attitudes of the children have changed for the better. Consider joining us this fall and change the life of a young person.”
Iglesia Del Dios United
3120 S. Harvey Avenue
Oklahoma City OK 73109
Select Capitol Hill Elementary School children between second and sixth grade go to Iglesia Del Dios. The inner-city church provides the facility, snack workers, snacks and some tutors while Crossings provides tutors and financial support. The time together starts with a visit of the day over a snack. Next is “club time,” where students hear a Bible story and learn a verse. During this time, the children are recognized for reading achievements, encouraged, and made to feel special and loved. The tutors then go off with students and spend an hour for one-on-one reading and doing activities to help build academic skills. At the end of the day, each tutor takes his/her child home.
Offers Christ-centered assistance to families in crisis situations. Provides financial utility assistance, Bibles, other books of encouragement, greeting cards, and friendship counseling. The gospel of Christ is shared and prayer is offered with each caller.
And we urge you, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. – Thessalonians 5:14
P.O. Box 5043, Edmond, OK 73083
Groups and individuals are needed to adopt-a-family’s utility bill for one month, preparation of Utility Giving Tags, pray for families; Opportunities for speaking engagements/visits to show a short video with a possible special offering following are always welcome, we love to share our testimony!
Mid-America Christian University prepares students through a Wesleyan perspective to create, collaborate, and innovate to solve local and global problems for the glory of God through Jesus Christ and the good of society.
Mid-America Christian University (MACU) is a private, Christian liberal arts college that’s experiencing unprecedented growth. In the last four years alone, MACU has grown from 909 students to over 2,800! The reason for this rapid growth is simple: Mid-America offers life-transforming associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s programs that will expand your employment and ministry opportunities.
3500 S.W 119th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
Crossings supports Maps Outreach, which provides scholarships for students pursuing a career in ministry. Please contact us using our information below and explore our website for opportunities!
To provide housing and assistance with educational opportunities, transportation needs, employment searches, money management and career development for men recently released from prison.
Living Faith Ministry is a Christ-centered men’s residential prison aftercare program. Upon release from prison, men arrive at Living Faith Ministry to find a safe, encouraging, structured environment where they have the opportunity to develop a mature walk with Christ.
1401 E. I-44 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Groups and individuals are needed to attend Tuesday evening praise and worship, prepare a snack following Tuesday night service, host seasonal celebrations, serve as mentors and prayer partners, send written notes of encouragement, speak on a Tuesday evening and provide donations to help men transition into their own homes (items needed: gently-used washers & dryers, refrigerators, recliners, small desks and cars).
City Care is breaking barriers to stop the cycle of poverty by providing food and shelter for the homeless, affordable housing for low-income families and homeless, and one-on-one tutoring/mentoring for inner-city children.
City Care serves more than 7,000 meals each month, provides more than 100 units of affordable housing and pairs tutors/mentors with more than 800 elementary students each school year.
2400 General Pershing Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Want to lend a hand? As the need in our city continues to grow, we need more volunteers to help serve in a variety of capacities, especially at the Day Shelter.
To provide food to the hungry regardless of race, color, religion, or creed. The primary focus of this ministry centers on sharing God’s love by treating those who enter the pantry with respect and dignity.
BritVil serves up to 25 families per day and up to 125 families per week.
8717 N. Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
Groups, families, youth and individuals are invited to participate in a variety of ways including working a cookie & drink stand, talking with parents, participating in a food drive, serving as the warehouse crew, picking up food, driving trucks, and providing donations. Specific needs include:
-Fill food orders on Monday-Friday morning
-Pick up food from restaurants—mornings (need truck, van or SUV)
-Help sort produce Monday-Friday mornings
-Mowing / weeding small outside area – any time
-Community Garden (located at Chesapeake Garden – family-friendly serving) – Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to sundown or Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Starting in 2004 as an annual campus beautification event, the Crossings inner-city school outreach efforts have transformed to an ongoing relational outreach where Crossings folks are in the schools interacting with students, teachers and leaders.
Our school partners are:
-Eugene Field Elementary (Downtown OKC Area)
-John Marshall Middle / High School (NWOKC)
-Shidler Elementary (SEOKC)
-Stan Hupfeld Academy (NWOKC)
-SeeWorth Academy (NEOKC)
The relationships look different in each school all have annual, monthly, weekly, daily connection and impact.
Opportunities to serve include:
-One time service as: campus beautification, Christmas backpacks, test monitoring
-Ongoing service as: partnering with a teacher, joining a book club as a reader, mentor an individual student, serve at The Club after-school outreach.
Since 1993, Joe Ledgerwood has served at Crossings as the Pastor of the Keenagers Ministries enjoying fellowship most Thursday mornings playing cards & games & having lunch.
In addition to his role with the Keenagers, Joe is the Accountant for Crossings Community Church.
Joe grew up in Oklahoma City & graduated from OSU in 1976 with a degree in Business Administration & 1978 with a degree in Accounting, after which he worked for a CPA firm and family business.
Joe married Glenda in 1980, they have one daughter who lives in Tampa FL. In his spare time Joe enjoys reading, going to estate sales, auctions & collecting antiques.
Michele joined the Congregational Care team in 2008 after serving in the Missions ministry since 2001. She administers the Congregational Assistance program which provides limited financial assistance to members when they are in crisis situations. Michele regularly facilitates Financial Peace University classes, has completed Dave Ramsey’s Financial Coach Master Training, and provides one-on-one financial coaching to those who need help with money management and budget planning skills. She is developing a Financial Freedom ministry utilizing gifted volunteers who will be able to work closely with families facing more significant financial situations. Michele also provides pastoral visits to several elderly and shut-in members of the Crossings family when they are no longer able to attend.
Michele was born in Edmond and spent her childhood in Guthrie. She graduated with a degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University and became an ordained pastor in 2011. Michele’s previous careers include being a DHS social worker and mental health professional for profit and non-profit mental health agencies. She serves as the Corporate Secretary for the Oklahoma State Assembly of the Church of God.
Michele met Garry at Crossings and married in 2010. Her hobbies include traveling (especially to Italy), cooking and trying new recipes (especially with Garry) and spending time with family and friends. She is passionate about encouraging others with the love of Jesus Christ when they are hurting mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Michael has served as a pastor at Crossings since 2005. In 2013, God opened the door for Michael to move from our Missions ministry into Congregational Care. In his role as Pastor of Pastoral Care Michael provides prayer, comfort and encouragement to members of our Crossings family, whether they are celebrating the birth of a child, grieving the loss of a family member, or concerned about a loved one who is in the hospital.
As the son of missionaries, Michael grew up living in the Gaza Strip and Jordan, eventually taking his own family of six to serve in Beirut, Lebanon prior to joining the staff at Crossings. Michael is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University and pursued his Masters of Church Music degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. Michael served as worship leader on the staff of local churches in Oklahoma and Missouri for ten years before following the Lord’s leading to the mission field.
Michael married his wife Deanna in 1995 and they have four incredible kids: Zack, Savanah, Joseph and Isaiah who provide great joy and endless illustrations for Bible study lessons and sermons. An avid sports enthusiast, Michael is a die-hard Sooner supporter and an ardent Thunder fan. Previously, Michael also had the privilege of serving as one of the team Chaplains for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Since 2010, Lance Ward has served at Crossings by mobilizing staff and volunteers for pastoral care, visiting homebound and hospitalized members of the Crossings family, and conducting funerals and memorial services. On Sundays, Lance serves as teacher in the Family Room Sunday School and also hosts the 10:45 a.m. Sanctuary Service. In 2013 and 2014, he traveled with Crossings medical/construction teams to Honduras.
Lance grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from OU in 1990. In 2000, he received a Masters of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, after which he served as a pastor and hospice chaplain in Dallas.
Lance married Jeni in 1990, and they not only get great joy from raising their three children, but also in partnering with others to further the gospel of Jesus Christ. In his spare time, Lance enjoys reading, running, writing, Sooner football and Andy Griffith reruns (the Barney years).
Driven by our great compassion and desire to be the hands and feet of Christ, Crossings Community Church created the Crossings Disaster Response Team (CDRT) to restore hope and rebuild lives when disaster strikes.
When disaster strikes, people often feel helpless because they don’t know where to turn. In many cases, just a cup of coffee, a blanket, a place to get warm and rest or a smiling face to talk to are all a person needs to feel a little better.
Want to join the team? As a Disaster Response Team member, you will have opportunities to “Restore Hope and Rebuild Lives” in a variety of ways. If you consider Crossings Community Church your church home, are at least 18 years old, and are willing to complete online training and a background check, we need you!
Check out the available opportunities and CDRT Teams right here!
Home Roots: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Education: Baylor University: Religion — Southern Nazarene University: Counseling Psychology
Joined the Staff: 1987
Family: Dad to Sarah, Matthew, and Stephen
Interesting Facts: When Marty Grubbs became Senior Pastor in 1981, his second hire was Jeff as Pastor of Student Ministry. (Years earlier, Marty was Jeff’s youth pastor at the church). Later, Jeff went back to college to get his counseling degree and began the counseling ministries at Crossings (now called LifeCare – Counseling and Support Ministries).
A little known fact about Jeff is that he is an amateur meteorologist, so if you want to know anything about cumulus clouds, Jeff is your man.
We welcome Larry Harrison, our new Pastor of Worship Arts and Worship Leader for the Sanctuary services. His weekly responsibilities will include planning/leading worship in our Sanctuary services, directing the choir and orchestra, and pastoring the staff and volunteers who are a part of all worship services/spaces at Crossings.
Larry and his wife of 24 years, Kim, have one daughter, Halle, who will be entering the 8th grade this fall. Larry grew up in and around the church – his father is still a pastor in Arkansas. He served at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond for 15 years before he began his most recent role as Worship Pastor of Second Baptist Church n Houston, Texas. Over the past seven years, Larry has led worship, led the choir and orchestra, and developed the Worship Ministry of Second Baptist. Kim has developed the School of Performing Arts at Second Baptist.
Do you like to sing? Please consider joining the Crossings choir. Practice is every Wednesday beginning at 6:15 pm in the Choir Room (behind the Sanctuary stage).
Questions? Contact Charity Logan at email@example.com.
Home Roots: Des Moines, Iowa and Lawton, Oklahoma (to name a few)
Education: Cameron University: Psychology; University of Oklahoma: Master’s in Administrative Leadership
Joined the Staff: 2000
Family: Married to Xuan; dad to Kali
Interesting Facts: David loves to help guests get “connected” into the various ministries and volunteer opportunities at Crossings. He has a real passion for people and began his ministry as a Youth Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago (which also employed his wife, Xuan). Upon joining the CCC staff, he has served in various roles, including Middle School pastor and Pastor of Education, until he accepted his current role in 2015.
Hobbies for David include anything to do with sports–especially baseball, golf, and football–and hanging out with his family.
Home Roots: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (born & raised)
Education: University of Central Oklahoma: Finance
Joined the Staff: 2007
Family: Married to Tammy; dad to Halle, Miles, Luke and Tatum – Tatum is the surprise baby with a seven-year gap between her and Luke!
Interesting Facts: Ryan joined the Crossings staff in October 2007 after ten years in construction as a residential home builder. Members of Crossings since 1999, his family has served in a variety of ways including teaching Sunday School (adults and children), leading small groups, volunteering in nursery, middle school and HIS Hands ministries. Ryan currently enjoys reading, playing basketball (when his body holds up), and spending time with family and friends.
Home Roots: Nicholasville, Kentucky
Education: University of Oklahoma: Finance & Accounting, Rice University: Masters of Business Administration
Joined the Staff: October 2016
Family: Married to Kimberly, father to twins (Easton – son, Samantha – daughter)
Interesting Facts: Blake is the only person on staff at Crossings who moved from Australia to take a role here in the Church. He has not lived in Oklahoma since college as life in the petroleum & mining business took him to Houston, Texas and Melbourne, Australia for the majority of his adult life but he is now incredibly excited to be back in Oklahoma serving in this fantastic Church filled with inspiring and humble people.
Education: B.A. Interpersonal Communication at University of Central Oklahoma, M.A., Ministerial Leadership, Indiana Wesleyan University, Ph.D, Pastoral Leadership, Tennessee Temple University.
Joined the Staff: 2016
Family: Married to Brooke; dad to Faith and Mae.
Interesting Facts: Scott has experience leading in multiple areas of the church—student ministry, 20-something ministry, adult small groups, baptism services, evangelism, and local and global missions. He’s also worked for both a traditional United Methodist Church and Willow Creek Community Church. Scott enjoys teaching, and especially thrives when casting vision that inspires others toward action. Sometime he’s teaching from a stage, but often he is developing people either one on one or in teams. A genuine relator, he has a gift for maximizing and multiplying the talents of his team. He loves Starbucks iced chai, a great movie and a good laugh. He’s certainly not afraid to poke fun at himself. As each day ends, he needs to know that he has maximized his gifts, opportunities, and resources to build God’s church and raise a fun, spiritually thriving family.
Home Roots: Cynthiana, Kentucky
Education: Oklahoma Christian: Mathematics with a minor in Greek and Hebrew — The University of Oklahoma: Masters in Mathematics
Joined the Staff: 2006
Family: Married to Laura; dad to Cole, Carson and daughter-in-law Rachel, and Tucker
Interesting Facts: Before joining the CCC staff, Terry served as the Vice President for all government, education and medical clients in the Oklahoma and Kansas region for AT&T. He is a passionate Bible scholar and popular Crossings teacher. Ecclesiastes is his favorite book of the Bible because it “explores the meaning of life in a profound way.”
In his spare time, Terry enjoys running, reading, and the occasional golf game (as a lesson in humility).
Home Roots: Dayton, Ohio
Education: Anderson University: Religious Studies and Music Business — Anderson University: Honorary Doctorate
Joined the Staff: May 1981 as Minister of Youth and Music; Became the Senior Pastor in September 1985
Family: Married to Kim; dad to Tyler, Kristin, and Cole; grandpa to Teagan James and Oliver Noah Grubbs
Interesting Facts: Marty enjoys all kinds of music, the Colorado mountains, and being with his family.
On a pastoral note (since he is the Senior Pastor), the birth of the first church in Acts 2 continues to drive Marty’s vision for the Church as a place that is with you throughout your entire life–through good times and bad–and totally relevant to daily living.
The Serenity Prayer, written by Marty Grubbs, is available in the Bookstore. Click here for more information on the book.