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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.
Sunday nights include The Outlet youth group, and Hope Kids’ discipleship meetings from 6 pm - 7:15 pm.
Hope Crossings Church was started in 2004 by Pastor Chris Stephens, his wife Lisa & children.
HOPE 101 (Lunch & Learn): These Informative sessions happen quarterly 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 35 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.
Josiah and Michelle Davenport are fantastic! They’ve been married for 12 years, and have 3 children and 2 foster children. The Davenports have been an integral part of our church family for 3 years, and they have recently stepped up to serve as our youth leaders. Josiah and Michelle have a passion to study the Word of God and teach Christian Apologetics, which is the ability to give a defense for the beliefs that we have. They understand that the youth of our culture today need to have a solid foundation for the reason of their faith, and a safe space in the church in which to ask their tough questions. Josiah and Michelle create this in a fun, welcoming atmosphere for our middle-high school students.
Kim McCravy is a devoted follower of Jesus, whose passion is teaching children. She has worked in education for many years, and her dedication to displaying Christ’s love in the classroom is very clear. Knowing that most people become followers of Christ at an early age, Kim has dedicated herself to making the children’s ministry at Hope Crossings the very best it can be. She serves as the director of “Hope Kids”, ranging in care for newborns through fifth grade. Even just one conversation with Kim will leave you feeling encouraged, inspired and valuable. She is a wonderful blessing to our church family, and we appreciate her immensely!
Worship leaders Austin and Kelsie Smith are the newest members of our staff, and we are so very thankful for them! They truly love worshiping the Lord, and it shows. They lead us into worship with genuine, honest and humble hearts. They’re also new parents to an adorable son, Ezra. We are blessed by this family, and cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for their future here!
2106 Old Pendergrass Road
Jefferson, GA, 30549
Hope Crossings Church is located between the Kroger and Jefferson Recreation Department on Old Pendergrass Rd.
We would love to hear your comments or questions!
Chris Stephens, Lead Pastor
Austin Smith, Worship
Josiah Davenport, Youth
Kim McCravy, Children