History of the church

History of The CrossWay Church

CrossWay Church began as “The Church at Shiloh Farm” in March of 2004. The initial group consisted of approximately 35 adult members. The church met at Shiloh Farm Barn and Chapel from March 2004 until February 2012, when we purchased our current property at 1698 Village Square Blvd.  The church has grown each year to its present population of approximately 160 adults and 45 teens/children. 

We have a volunteer lead pastor (Kris Stowers).  We also have part-time staff helping with the teen ministry, campus ministry, and our TNT (“Tried and True”) ministry, and a full-time involvement minister (Jenny Kimber).

We currently do not have Elders, but our leadership consists of a church board made up of Kris Stowers, Rick Whitney, John Groves, and Tab Bradford.

The church leadership also includes small group leaders who lead home Bible studies and family groups throughout the area. 

We serve in many areas including Hope Worldwide, Annie’s Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, as well as individuals in need. We also have a sister church in South America that we work with and contribute to their support.

 We find our roots in the Restoration Movement of the early 19th century. Our goal is to restore New Testament Christianity, basing our beliefs on what the first century Christians believed and taught. We believe that Jesus Christ is the resurrected Son of God and that we need to make Jesus the Lord of our lives. We also believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God. Our belief is that you need to have faith in Jesus, repent of your sins, confess that Jesus is Lord, and be immersed in water to become a Christian. Our aim as Christians is to seek and save the lost, serve and build up the body of Christ, and be a light to the community around us. We worship as a body on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, where we have as many qualified people as possible involved in leading singing, prayer, communion, preaching, ushering, A/V, and working with the children. We also strive to worship individually in our daily lives and as we spend time with each other in our homes.