Who We Are
"GROW & GO"
We seek to Grow with Jesus and Go to our Worlds, equipped to serve.
We believe that God is currently leading us to fulfil our mission to Grow & Go through; connections, corporate worship, life groups, ministry development and the Great Commission.
We value; God's Word, a lifestyle of worship, devoted relationships, intentional discipleship, and focused outreach.
- Our Story -
In February 1984, a group of eight families began meeting in homes with the eventual goal of becoming a church. By the Summer of 1984, the church had affiliated itself with the Evangelical Free Church of America.
In September of that year, we began to hold worship services at Sunnymead Elementary School. In December of that year, the church grew to 70 believers.
In July 1994, God moves us onto the current property we now enjoy. A generous Christian businessman leased our current 9.4 acres to us for $1.00 a year.
There was a large egg-processing facility on the property which was planned to become our church building. On October 12, 1994, our future church building burned to the ground.
We had recently taken out fire insurance on the building, but had not yet made a down payment on the premium. Our insurance company still honored the policy and upon hearing news about the fire, the property owner gave us the land and insurance money to rebuild. God also moved the city of Moreno Valley to waive some construction fees. Then, eighteen months after the fire, we moved into our new church building on Easter Sunday, April 7, 1996.
On January 27, 2002, we began to call ourselves CrossWinds Church, though we are still affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America.
In November of 2003, Willie Behrends became the Interim Pastor was was then voted in as Senior Pastor on September 12, 2004.
Beginning in 2005 and continuing for the next few years, we began a process of assessing the health and effectiveness of our church and people. Asking difficult questions along the way and gleaning from what had done well, we wanted to know where God was working and calling us, so that we could join HIM in the work He was doing.
Through this process, God refocused our commitment and vision. We are now in the third decade of the twenty-first century, and CrossWinds Church is poised to make a tremendous impact for the Kingdom of God.
*2nd Church East of Redlands Blvd.*
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