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HOPE CROSSINGS Builds Relational Bridges In Our Community While Strengthening Families.
Sunday Worship service starts at 10:30 a.m.
Nursery and children's classes are provided. A friendly host will be glad to direct you to classroom locations.
Wednesday nights include Life Groups for adults, OUTLET Youth, Children & Nursery from 7 pm - 8:30 pm.
Hope Crossings Church was started in 2004 by Pastor Chris Stephens, his wife Lisa & children.
HOPE 101 (Lunch & Learn): These Informative sessions happen bi-monthly and will help you learn more about the core values of Hope Crossings, who we are and what we believe.
Hope Crossings is a fellowship of the Assemblies of God denomination.
Hope Crossings is a warm & friendly group! Come however you like but most people dress casual and comfortable.
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Hope Crossings Ministry Team
Pastor Chris Stephens is the founding pastor of Hope Crossings Church. Chris & Lisa have been married for 32 years and have three awesome kids who have grown up to be adventurous adults! They are originally from Daytona Beach, FL where they met in high school and college. Pastor Chris was ordained in the Assemblies of God Denomination 1987 while ministering at Calvary Assembly in Ormond Beach, FL. From there he worked on staff for 5 years at Lawrenceville Church of God & founded a church in Lilburn, GA . Chris was also an associate pastor at churches in Duluth, GA and Stone Mountain , GA.
In October 2004 , he and his family moved to Jefferson, GA to begin the work of planting Hope Crossings Church. Pastor Chris was once a literal "sheep farmer." He loves spending time with his family, enjoys golf and loves reading!
Lisa wears many hats! She is the Executive Director of Legacy Youth Mentoring a non-profit organization which serves all three school systems in Jackson County with volunteer mentors. She envisions a Jackson County where every youth will have a mentoring friendship and know with certainty that someone cares about them and wants to help them achieve personal success. Lisa is a wife, mother, mentor and Pastor’s wife and LOVES all her jobs.
Russ has demonstrated his faithful love and service to the Lord by leading worship at Hope Crossings for 10 years. For many years he commuted from Athens to Jefferson on Sunday's to lead worship at his home church while attending the University of Georgia. He continues to expand the depth of our experience of worship and is appreciated by everyone at Hope Crossings! Russ leads a dedicated team of musicians and Christ followers who love worship!
He is a graduate of UGA with a Bachelors degree in Math Education (2011), teaches math at Barrow County High School and loves being married to Jenn and daddy to his little cutie pie!
Russ LOVES spending time with his family, enjoys writing and recording music, running around with Jenn. He also loves macaroni and cheese if you ever want to surprise him!
Eric & Jessica Massingill are amazing youth leaders at Hope Crossings. They are in love with Jesus and have a passion to share His grace, love and mercy at "The Outlet" Youth Ministry every Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
Eric is a graduate of Campbell University with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Golf Management. He loves his best friend and wife, Jessica! Eric enjoys spending time with his family, playing with his 4 kids, reading and kissing his babies, baby cheeks. Oh yeah, he’s a foodousour! ( That means he loves food )
Jessica is a Stay-at-home mom with 4 wonderful children she cares for (plus lots of youth)! Eric always tells her she has the more important job. She loves to read, go on walks, spend time with her 4 kids, visiting the Destin, FL beaches, be in the sun and hang at the pool. Jessica also loves kissing on her babies baby cheeks! (:
Katelyn is a graduate of Athens Technical College with a degree in Interior Design, but her real passion is to worship the Lord and see people come into a vibrant relationship with Him. Knowing that most people become followers of Christ at an early age, Katelyn has dedicated herself to making the children’s ministry at Hope Crossings the very best it can be.
Fun, happy, exciting, loving and joyful are the words that describe the atmosphere of our Sunday morning Kid’s Church. The children know they will have fun every Sunday as they are taught what the Bible says about following Jesus. Katelyn is a missionary at heart, and loves to see people come to know Christ as their Savior. She returned in July 2016 from a 6 month missionary journey with YWAM. She gained life changing insight from her time in Australia and Papau New Guinea. Her goal is to demonstrate God’s love to the children of Hope Crossings and see each of them decide to follow Jesus.
2106 Old Pendergrass Road
Jefferson, GA, 30549
Hope Crossings Church is located between the Kroger and Jefferson Recreation Department on Old Pendergrass Rd.