our church history
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CrossPointe Church was started on October 5, 1996 under the name of RocketCity Community Church, in Huntsville, Alabama, by Reverend Bruce W. Martin. It was organized by an Article of Association under the Non-profit Laws of Alabama. The church decided to form a non-profit, religious corporation under Alabama Code 10-4-20 (1975) and filed Articles of Incorporation with the State of Alabama on March 10, 1998. The officers were Bruce W. Martin, Robert W. Gordon and Richard G. Turner. The church was designated as a non-denominational church, but was also affiliated with the Madison Baptist Association (under the Southern Baptist Convention) and also the Willow Creek Association.
In August of 2002, the Elder Team (Mike Gibson, Josh McNeil, Matt Laing, Alan Kaufmann, and Allen Krell) along with the church body, called Reverend John Dees as the full time teaching Elder. In December, 2002, it was decided that RocketCity Community Church would change its name to CrossPointe Church, and “The Point of New Beginnings” was incorporated into our logo. At this time, the church staff consisted of John Dees and Mrs. Lynn (Matt) Laing, who provided administrative and bookkeeping support.
In 2003, as CrossPointe Church continued to hold services at the corner of Slaughter Road and Eastview Drive in the former home of Madison Bible Church, the rate of growth soon dictated that the church would need a larger space. The property at the corner of Eastview Drive and Hughes Road (formerly the home of Madison Baptist Church) was purchased and an extensive renovation project was undertaken. After about a year and a half of hard work, the church moved into a location at 719 Hughes Road, Madison, on October 31, 2004.
Also in 2003, CrossPointe added a part-time Children’s Ministry Director (Tonya Hayes), a part-time Worship Minister, and a full-time Youth Pastor. A part-time Singles Minister position was added in 2004, along with a full time Pastoral Ministry Assistant (Melodie Valentine).
In 2006, the church facility expanded once again with the purchase of the former Madison Baptist Parsonage behind the church at 808 Eastview Drive, which was renovated to house staff offices and a conference room. Classroom space was added to the gymnasium, and two brand new modular units were also purchased and placed behind the church to house the Youth Ministry and the Singles Ministry. Renovations were completed to these projects in the summer of 2007.
On June 29, 2014 we held our first service in our new building at 78 Hughes Road across the street from the YMCA. The additional space provided by this facility will enable our congregation to expand outreach in the local community while our ministries are empowered to achieve their full potential in growing God’s Kingdom.
Currently, CrossPointe Church averages approximately 1,000 regular attendees. The church is still a member of the Madison Baptist Association (Southern Baptist Convention) and also the Willow Creek Association, and also continues its non-denominational status. We pray that you will join us in our efforts to reach and teach as many for Christ Jesus as God will give us.