About

Crossroads

Back in ‘95, eleven people got together to start a church in Cincinnati for their friends who didn’t like church. Today, Crossroads is a movement of people meeting in person and digitally all over the country. No memberships or awkward hand-holding, just unfiltered talk and biblical truth that will wake your soul.

The Basics

Leadership

Brian is the founding and senior pastor of Crossroads Church. He's still waiting for his Yeti sponsorship.

Vivienne heads up Leadership Development and the Studio which is our internal agency bringing together marketing, analytics, research, design, and digital products to help Crossroads reach new people, connect them with God, and get involved in our community. She's been around from the start, responsible for hiring Brian Tome, and brings a ton of experience from P&G.

Season is the Director of Finance & Operations. Her team keeps the day-to-day needs of the church moving like a well-oiled machine. Don’t let her accounting degree fool you, she loves live music, skydiving is on her bucket list, and she drives to help people reach the full potential of God's calling on their life.

Chuck is the Oakley Community Pastor. Chuck is passionate about his relationship with Jesus, his family, racial solidarity, and getting people to a new place on their journey with God.

Passionate learner and teacher, wife and mother of 4. Alli is the co-host of our podcast "IKR." She brings truth, vulnerability, courage, and hope to every single endeavor.

LaTasha is the Director of Human Resources at Crossroads, and co-host of our podcast “IKR”. Daughter of God and proud mamma to a college student (and a pitbull). LaTasha loves to prowl Home Depot, buy power tools, and let YouTube influencers convince her she can install a shed in her backyard.

Terry is the Multi-Site Director of Crossroads. He's passionate about people connecting with Jesus in a way they can feel and understand. He also enjoys playing ice hockey, smoking a perfect pork shoulder, and adventure motorcycle riding.

Kyle is the Director of the Experience Team at Crossroads, they create stuff like videos, music, articles, and weekend services. He joyfully fulfills stereotypes about Milennials with his love of craft beer, tight jeans, and woodworking, and is passionate about people finding God.

Glen is the Director of Central Kentucky sites where he's invested his last 30+ years. Glen enjoys his four grandkids, all sports - OSU and UK, working with young leaders, and seeing the church impact its communities.

Lena is the Community Pastor of Crossroads’ online “Anywhere” community. Lena is a proud UC alum. She and her family live on the East Side of Cincinnati. She'd love to challenge you to a tennis match (if you lose, Rhinegeist Bubbles is her preferred celebratory beverage)

Illya is the Director for Spiritual Growth and leads the Site Support team for Crossroads. He’s a semi-cool dad of 2 teenage daughters and an alum of Purdue Engineering, P&G, Cincinnati Christian University and the Baptist church. He serves on the Wyoming (OH) City Schools Board of Education and the Board of Citylink because he doesn't have enough to do.

Matt is the Director of Digital Strategy at Crossroads, leading the web, app, and digital product teams. He's passionate about how technology is creating new ways for people to be part of the church and change the world.

Executive Pastor of Crossroads Church. He is responsible for managing all Crossroads staff and keeping Brian Tome in check (if that’s possible). He is a passionate student of leadership, enjoys unwinding on the golf course, and playing with bunnies.

Crossroads FAQs

What denomination is this?
Crossroads is interdenominational. Our beliefs are shared by many different Christian denominations, and we welcome everyone. It’s like one big pool party, with Methodists and Catholics and Presbyterians all doing cannonballs together.

Is this place a cult?
Great question. After all, it’s full of people singing songs and drinking the same beloved liquid (in this case, great coffee). Plus, numerous guitars and people dressed comfortably. But seriously. No. Cults tell you what to believe, take away your freedoms and forbid you to leave. Here, you’re welcome no matter what you believe, and we want you to experience freedom (including the freedom to leave whenever you want). If that still isn’t enough for you, then the answer is “Fine, we’re a cult.” But we’re rubber and you’re glue.

I absolutely do not believe in God. Am I still welcome?
Yes, you absolutely are welcome. We do expect that you’ll be open to exploring your questions about God and wrestling with what you find. And we do expect you to believe we’re funny. Or at least fake it.

What do I do with my kids?
Beats us. No, seriously, we have a perfect answer: BRING THEM. There’s a place at Crossroads called Kids’ Club—available at most weekend services—where your kids can be surrounded by adults who are committed to a safe, fun environment. It’s where kids can figure out what God and the Bible are all about. (And for teens, it’s called Middle School and High School.)

Who funds this place?
Let’s be clear on who is NOT funding this place: there are no corporate sponsors or franchise affiliations, and there’s no phantom fat cat paying for the building. It’s the generosity of everyday people in our community that fuels the life change we experience around here. Our support comes from the normal tithes (10 percent of earnings) and offerings of average folks who love contributing to the kinds of things they see God doing in our midst.

Are all the people working on the weekend, on staff?
Nope. Believe it or not, from the coffee you drink to the mail you get, 94.6% of the Crossroads stuff you encounter results from volunteers. Volunteers care for our kids, take out the trash and sing on main stage. Crossroads does have a paid staff of about 300 people. They dwell in a cube farm on the other side of the business entrance. They’re hairy, work in the dark, and love to eat free food.

This doesn’t look like a church.
First of all, that’s not even a question. How about this: “What’s a church supposed to look like?” We think a church is about the people inside—not about the building—so it shouldn’t matter if we look like a former warehouse or a city school. And while you might not find steeples or stained glass around here, there’s no shortage of really authentic people—and free coffee.

What does Spiritual Outfitter™ mean?
Following Jesus is an adventure. We believe that God has designed Crossroads to be a Spiritual Outfitter™ who inspires, equips, and guides people who want to explore faith and go on an adventure.

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