Our Story

Cross Lanes Baptist Church was planted in 1959, by a small group of families who had a vision to make a difference for the kingdom of God. Through the years, the church has maintained a faithful presence, consistently communicating the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching the Word of God, and serving on mission together. Over the past decade, God has done a great work through the church. It has been a time of unprecedented growth, expansion, and multiplication, as nearly every area of ministry has quadrupled.

The church has expanded significantly in physical space, acquiring more than ten adjacent properties, adding 40,000 square feet of space, and renovating all of the existing buildings. Total projects have included more than $6 million dollars invested through the faithfulness of God’s people. The facilities are modern, well equipped for ministry, and state of the art.

Spiritually, growth continues to be strong. Our passion is “Growing God’s Forever Family”, and we are intentional about the mission God has called us to. Our focus is on practically living out the call to be an Acts 1:8 Church, taking the Gospel “Down the street and around the world . . . ” We are actively engaged in reaching out to and ministering to our community, the surrounding area, and beyond. Church Planting is a significant part of this, and we have sponsored nine new church plants in recent years. Additionally, we are on mission with intentional partnerships in numerous places around the globe. Annually, hundreds of people from our church family are actively involved in the mission.

The church has a rich history, and an especially dynamic recent past. We are deeply thankful for this, and humbled by God’s grace and the many blessings He has poured out on us. We are excited about what God is going to continue to do in the future, for His glory, the up-building of His people, and for the sake of people who do not yet know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord!