About Us

Crossings Community Church

Live by Faith. Be A Voice of Hope. Be Known By Love.

Crossings is a Christ-centered church. Everything we do, everything we strive to be is centered around the person of Jesus Christ. We hope and pray that each person who comes to Crossings experiences the life change and wholeness that come when we center our lives on him.

A Message from Marty

A Message from Marty

If you are considering a visit to Crossings, please accept this as a personal invitation. We understand visiting a new place and meeting new people isn't easy. Let me put your mind at ease; Crossings is a safe place—a place where you can experience healthy community and grow in your faith through Sunday services or groups and classes that meet throughout the week. 

We are committed to serving God’s people locally through our church campuses (OKC, Edmond, Community Center Service and Online), Prison Ministry, Community Center, and Clinic as well as abroad through our global missions ministry. There are many opportunities for you to share your gifts and talents through volunteering.

The information on this page is meant to assist you in learning about who we are as a church and what governs our choices. Our hope is that you gain a better understanding of who we are, what we believe, and what we do. 

What We Believe


We believe God exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that God is a being who exhibits wonderful power, goodness, and love. 

Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-3, Romans 1:19-20


We believe that all people were created in the image of God to live in relationship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts. 

Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:23-25, Ephesians 2:8-10


We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who came to earth to show humanity what God was like, and through his physical death and resurrection to reconnect a lost world back to God. 
John 1:1-4, John 3:16, John 14:6, 1 John 2:1-2


We believe that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis by which humans can have a relationship with God restored. God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for and forgiveness of their sin.
John 1:12-13, John 3:16, John 11:25-26, Romans 6:23


We believe the Bible is God’s inspired written Word that uniquely reveals who He is, who we are, and how we are to live in relationship with Him. The Bible is the authoritative source by which God guides people as they go through their daily lives.
2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Psalm 119:105

The Church

We believe the Church is the community to which anyone who follows Jesus Christ belongs, and to whom God has entrusted His message of love, forgiveness, and reconciliation to the human race.
Ephesians 2:19-22, Romans 12:4-5, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

We want this vision to be front and center at all times, even if it means that we must not do some things that we could do. Our calling is clear and will continue to guide us into the future.


“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” - Hebrews 11:1
We believe:
  • Faith is first belief and then action (Hebrews 11).
  • Faith is available through life in Christ.
    “We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ.” – Romans 3:22
  • Faith is a choice.
    “Lord, increase our faith.” – Luke 17:5
  • Faith pleases God.
    “And without faith it is impossible to please God.” - Hebrews 11:6


“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” -Romans 15:13

We are to be hope-givers and desire to:

  • Stay out of the arguments of the culture.
  • Focus on the greatest need of every person on this planet—and his name is Jesus.
  • Be in unity, relationally and spiritually.
  • Lead with love to people outside the church family, right where they are.


“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16
“This is My commandment, that you love and unselfishly seek the best for one another, just as I have loved you.” – John 15:12
As believers in Christ, we are called to the highest form of love. Our desire is to love the way Jesus loved—to love others like we have been loved by him. We want to be an extravagant demonstration of the love of Jesus Christ to this community and world.

By God’s guiding hand, we continue to reach people for Christ by having five key distinctives that make Crossings the kind of place so many people call their church home:


“For just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” – Romans 12:4-5
We believe unity is essential, and we focus our efforts on teaching the non-debatable principles of Scripture while leaving freedom for personal convictions related to non-essential doctrinal issues.


“When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” – Matthew 9:36
When we view people like God views them, it drives us to love unconditionally and seek to serve them in any way possible. Our hearts should ache for those in need and it should move us to take action.


“All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need." – Acts 2:44-45
"You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully." – 2 Corinthians 9:7
From the beginning of the Church, generosity has been a distinguishing attribute of Christ-followers. It is no different in this community. We believe God has given us everything we have, including hope for our future, so we want to give all we have joyfully and without reservation.


“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:3-4
Realizing we can’t do life by ourselves, we encourage a culture of openness as we go through life’s journey. We recognize the need for God’s help and for community. We learn from others’ experiences and knowledge while sharing ours so others may benefit.


“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…” – Colossians 3:23
Our belief is that excellence honors God and inspires people. We know, too, that we are responsible for how we use the gifts and offerings we receive. For these reasons, we consider it imperative to do everything to the absolute best of our ability and with the attitude of Christ.

We affirm that God gifts both women and men for ministry in the church and his Kingdom. From early on, our spiritual tribe has affirmed women in ministry and leadership in the local church. Here at Crossings, we believe our history is born out of early church history, and even the life and ministry of Jesus. While we understand that there are differing views and interpretations of scripture around this subject, our practice at Crossings is to affirm and support both men and women who are called and empowered to ministry and leadership in the church. 

The focus of our Sunday services is on engaging people who are in many stages of faith—from the curious non-believer to the mature Christian. While Sunday morning messages are centered around life-application, more in-depth teaching is emphasized through our Sunday School and Wednesday evening groups and classes. Crossings seeks to assist people in day-to-day living: to help them find healing from the past, experience assurance and encouragement for the present, and discover hope for the future.

Church leaders are committed to Crossings operating in a biblically sound and financially responsible manner and, therefore, have chosen throughout our history not to incur any long-term debt. This means new projects are undertaken only as they can be paid. We have promised to leave a legacy for future generations that is healthy and debt-free.

John Wesley was an influential theologian and his impact continues to this day. His approach to understanding God emphasizes the role of grace and love as key components of God's character. The School of Wesleyan Studies exists to provide training and increase knowledge and application of Wesleyan Theology for professional and personal growth. Learn more here.

Find & Follow Jesus

Crossings is dedicated to helping people find and follow Jesus. True transformation is only possible by following Jesus and experiencing his boundless love and forgiveness. It is our mission to create opportunities to encounter Jesus because he is the only way to salvation. He is the way, the truth, and the life.   Luke 19:10, Romans 5:8, John 3:16, John 14:6

Our Leadership

Crossings is elder-governed and staff-led. Explore our staff directory which includes our elders, church leadership, and pastoral staff.

OKC Edmond Online Community Center Prisons Missions

Marty Grubbs

Senior Pastor

Allan Brooks

Rick Colaw

Ronald Fowler

Ron Harris

Charlie Holland

Bill Johnson

Mike Lauderdale

Norma Townsdin

Kari Watkins

Doug Winzeler

Marty Grubbs

Senior Pastor

Blake Bastin

Pastor, Ministry & Operations

Terry Feix

Pastor, Ministry Partnerships & Teaching

Larry Harrison

Pastor, Worship Ministries

Andy Rauschkolb

OKC Location Pastor

Bill Search

OKC Location Pastor

Jeff Stewart

Senior Associate Pastor

Marc Taylor

Edmond Location Pastor

Lyn Watson

Pastor, People & Culture

Marq Youngblood

Pastor, Missions Ministries