The History of Crossroads
Crossroads Christian Church began November 8th, 1970 with a handful of faithful visionaries and Bob Brockus as pastor. The church was originally called Arlington Christian Church. There were approximately 40 people who initially met in Mrs. Sheaffer’s school for nearly 8 years until April of 1978. (Bob and Dottie Hughes, 1 of those first families, are still active members, faithfully supporting the work they helped start.)
In 1971, Larry Muhr became the church’s second pastor. Ground breaking for the original building was December 11, 1977. On that date there were 29 in Sunday School, 43 in morning worship and the offering was $419.55. In October of 1978, Dwaine Westerfield became the church’s third pastor. December 10, 1978, there were 100 in morning worship. The total budget for 1979 was $46,695.00.
In May of 1981, Dick Rush became the church’s fourth pastor. Construction began in September of 1984 on a 2-story addition. Missionary Jair Castillo was ordained in February, 1985. And missionaries, David and Sharon Filbeck, were ordained in May, 1987.
Barry Cameron became our fifth pastor in August, 1992.
To accommodate the growth God has blessed us with, we have been in a perpetual building program since 1992. However, Crossroads has never been and never will be about “sticks and stones.” Our heart is flesh and bones: people. Our passion is to see people’s lives changed forever with the gospel of Jesus Christ. That happens here on a daily basis (Acts 2:42-47).
While we are thankful for the history God has blessed us with, our focus is the future and we’d love to have you be a part of it!