From humble beginnings in 1984, Crossroads Bible Church began in a pole barn. A handful of praying people hungry for God met regularly and established a church. Realizing the presence of God is everything, and originating from a place of prayer, this is The Roads Church we know today. Looking back, we take nothing for granted and realize that appreciation is fuel for the future.
Leo Hall was the first ever pastor of the church and held that position for 22 years. He helped the church grow and reach many people over those years until he and the church leadership invited Chad and Dawn Everett to advance the legacy as new pastors in March of 2006.
The people who serve are the most valuable asset of The Roads. With incredible staff and many amazing volunteer teams, these remarkable people make up what is called the Dream Team, these people are the core strength of The Roads. Believers at The Roads are bringing their A game and connecting people with Jesus from all roads of life. In everything we do, and on all of our teams we make it our goal to live with honor and integrity and value people and what is right. People making an impact by serving in a sold out way is the dynamic driving force that makes it possible for people to have a life changing encounter with Jesus. Hundreds of people are finding their “green” in areas of ministry such as the Pantry, Freedom Ministry, The Roads Kidz, Rock Youth, Relentless, Prayer, Pastoral Care, Cafe, Worship Team, Media/IT, Ushers and Parking.
The regular Sunday and Wednesday worship experiences at The Roads are further enhanced by Connect Groups. Small groups happen in homes throughout the region on various days. With the endeavor to keep inviting and reaching because it’s bigger than us, our connect groups are building people and relationships. We do life together & realize that relationships with each other make us stronger.
The Pantry has been serving the needs of those in a tough spot for more than 25 years. Over 60 volunteers make sure that the thousands that come for food & clothes every year find hope and love from The Roads. We live generously.
Eden’s Harvest is a garden with fresh produce and honey and hydroponic greenhouses. Freedom Rock, an annual festival on the grounds over Memorial Day weekend, where thousands attend the completely free food, entertainment, give-a-ways and a car show. Pack-U-Back-2-School is a annual outreach to students & provides free school supplies & haircuts, snacks and giveaways.
The sermons on cd and on the podcast impact the world. Thousands of messages have gone out since beginning this ministry in 2009. The CDs are available for free as well as on iTunes.
Live stream of our Sunday Morning service impacts the world. Tens of thousands have been reached since beginning in spring of 2018. Our outreach on social media encompasses our active and engaged followers on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
Missions outreach happens both domestically and internationally. With trips to St Louis as well as Thailand, from Kenya to India, The Roads has impact well beyond the rural 20 county area.
Gifts Without Borders provides funding to our many mission partners.
At The Roads Church, we live in pursuit of our “green”, we live from and for His purpose, and endeavor always to go low and grow while impacting our region and beyond with the love and power of Jesus Christ.