Mission

Making Disciples One Heart at a Time

We are designed with purpose: to be in relationship with God first and foremost, and secondly to be in relationship with others. That’s why our mission at Crossroads is Making Disciples One Heart At A Time.

Vision

One-on-One, One-on-Some, One-on-Many

We envision changing our world one heart at a time by building caring, intentional relationships inside and outside the church with the hope of gaining opportunity to disciple and be discipled in Christ: one-on-one, one-on-some, one-on-many…

Staff & Leadership

Staff

Our church staff is here to serve you.
NameRoleMinistryEmail
Rich LancasterSenior PastorRich Lancaster is our full-time senior pastor.
W. Jesse Sprinkle IVExecutive PastorJesse Sprinkle volunteers in this role to assist our pastor from an executive standpoint.
Michael EvansStudent PastorMichael Evans works full-time leading our student ministry for 6th-12 graders.
Amanda LemmondsChildren's Ministry Director/CommunicationsAmanda Lemmonds works part-time directing our children's ministry.
Jason CoffeyWorship LeaderJason Coffey works part-time to oversee the praise band and leads worship.
Janice ThreattAdministratorJanice Threatt volunteers in this position to coordinate administrative needs of the church.
Beverly JenningsSecretaryBeverly Jennings works part-time as our receptionist and secretary.
Josh Threatt Minister to Families and Assimilation Josh serves part-time in this position.
Jeff Dean Discipleship Jeff volunteers in this role.

Leadership

The team leaders of the following ministry areas serve on the church leadership team alongside the senior pastor, executive pastor, and staff.
NameAreaMinistry
Wayne ArthurDeaconsbenevolence, church ordinances, caring for members
Todd HillFellowshiprelationships, church-wide functions, greeting
Jeff ParkerPrayerprayer room, prayer concerns, bereavement
Jay GilmoreFinanceinvestments/loans, finances, budget
DJ NeubauerOperations Supportlogistics, transportation, security
Cheryl Revels Missionsmissions planning, outreach
Brian McDonaldMinistryspiritual gifts inventory, new members classes, mentoring
Bill Kutkus Technologycomputers, technological advances

Deacons

These ordained men care for our church family and assist with the ordinances of baptism and communion.
1 year term2 year term3 year term
Wayne ArthurKyle Burns Ronnie Emory
Harley GilmoreDJ Neubauer Darryl Medley
Brian McDonaldNathan Park Franklin Pettit
Ned Threatt Jason Towery Bryce Simpson

History

Our Story

In early 1962, Cannons Baptist Mission began holding services in the Cannons Elementary School gym. This mission came out of Drayton Baptist Church. Rev. Heyward Comer, pastor of Drayton Baptist Church also served as the mission’s pastor.

In the early fall of 1963, Cannons Mission was organized and became the Cannons Baptist Church. Rev. Cecil Seagle was called to be the first pastor of the church. With the help of Drayton Baptist Church, a church building was constructed at 2990 Cannons Campground Road. The people of Cannons Baptist continued to meet at that same location for the next 40 years.

A number of pastors served the church between the years of 1963 and 1996. Pastor David Swofford was called to pastor the church in December of 1996 and served for 15 years until December 2011. In 2003, plans were underway to build a new sanctuary when the church was approached by Restoration Church about the possibility of purchasing their property at 130 Conway Black Road. After much prayer and consideration, the church felt the Lord leading them to change their plans and make the purchase.

In June of 2004, Cannons Baptist Church became Crossroads Baptist Church and began meeting at the Conway Black Road location. This move was a very exciting time in the life of our church. As we began to utilize the talent within our church, we moved toward contemporary worship.

In January 2012, Rev. Richard Lancaster started as our Interim Pastor. Through God’s grace and providence, Pastor Rich accepted the call to lead Crossroads as our Senior Pastor in July of 2012.

What We Believe

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords. (Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)

About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2)

About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)

About Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. (John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5)

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9)

Making Disciples One Heart at a Time

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