By Meredith Knight | photos by Kenny Richard Photography
Pastor John Meador believes a church should love everyone—no matter who they are, what they’ve done, and where they are in their life’s journey. He experienced that unconditional care himself, 17 years ago when Cross City Church called him to be their pastor, in spite of his 95% hearing loss. A deaf pastor leading a thriving church might seem crazy. But the Bible tells us the ways of the Spirit are foolishness to the natural man. (1 Corinthians 2:14)
Over the past 17 years, the Lord has blessed that decision and grown the nearly-120-year-old Cross City Church into a dynamic intergenerational and multi-ethnic church community of believers where all are welcome and the goal in everything they do is to help real people find real hope and experience real life in Christ.
The Great Commission
In Matthew 28 Jesus calls believers to “make disciples of and baptize all nations in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” The Cross City family takes this “great commission” seriously as they reach out to the community around them. “The Lord placed us directly across the street from one of the most diverse schools in America, so we’ve recruited bilingual teachers and staff members and offer worship services to make those from various cultures know they are welcome and loved,” Pastor John said. “We’re in seven area public elementary schools conducting Kids Beach Clubs, an after-school program, where 3rd through 6th graders learn Bible stories, meet biblical character, and memorize Scripture. And we offer help for those in need through 6 Stones Mission Network and Mid Cities Women’s Clinic.”
The Cross City Church family is unwavering in its belief that the Bible is God’s Word and is as relevant today as it’s ever been. “Time and time again, the Scriptures have been proven truthful, relevant, and trustworthy,” Pastor John said. “Our commitment is to deliver solid, text-driven preaching and teaching to people right where they are and to bring up the next generation in the Word of God.”
They do this through corporate worship—in English and Spanish—and through small groups called Connection Groups where members of all ages can connect, grow toward Christ, and do life together. Their Generations Project which opened in 2021 encompasses more than 64,000 square feet of ministry space and community space with something for every age group—kids, students, parents, and seniors—and room to grow and reach future generations as well.
Each Sunday across their five venues, Cross City Church welcomes families from 40 different nationalities. Whether you choose to attend the traditional, international, Español, contemporary, or North Campus service, you’ll experience the same biblical text preached and you’ll worship with other caring, supportive believers.
When the home and the church work together in the life of a child they can have a mighty impact. Cross City Church’s NextGen Ministry comes alongside families to affect children with the message of Christ’s love, encourages them to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, become part of the church family, grow in their relationship with Jesus, discover their uniqueness, and eventually fulfill God’s plan for their lives. They do this through relevant, age-appropriate biblical teaching, positive role-modeling, and charcter building.
Real Hope for Real People
At a time when loneliness is at an all-time high, it’s easy to feel lost in the crowd. The Cross City family is intentional about making sure that doesn’t happen with an emphasis on real relationships that are authentic, honest, and genuine. “We know we’re not perfect, and we don’t expect anyone else to be,” Pastor John said. “We live, we learn from each other, and we pursue the real life Christ offers.”
You’ll experience that authenticity the moment you walk through their door. You’ll find a class or small group for everyone including Divorce Care, Grief Share, Financial Peace University, and Bible studies—called “Equip”—to help you take that next step in your journey with Christ. There’s a class, group, or mentor waiting to help you move forward, whether you’ve been following Jesus for five days or 50 years.
Find out more at crosscity.church.
Pastor John’s new book, God’s Not Done With You, is based on his own personal stories as well as biblical ones in which God bringing people back from challenging—often paralyzing—situations. “In God’s supreme sovereignty, He causes the best things to come out of the worst of things, and He does it as no one else can,” Pastor John said.
The Search – December 10
Join the shepherds for an interactive journey to find Baby Jesus. The Search is an experience that tells the story of Christmas in a way you’ll never forget, and your family and friends will love the hot chocolate, games, and fun in the Commons, too. The fun includes crafts, children’s choirs, photo booths, live animals, and more. It’s free, and we can’t wait to see you here!
More information at crosscity.church/thesearch.
Christmas at Cross City
Join the Cross City family this Christmas for their family-friendly candlelight Christmas Eve services on December 24. Celebrate the joy of the season as they remember the significance of God’s love for us.
Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Services
Euless Campus – 11 am*, 4 pm, 6 pm | North Campus – 10 am
Additional Christmas Eve Services
Español (Euless) – 11 am* | International (Euless) – 11 am*
*Childcare available at 11 am on the Euless Campus for newborn-age three.
All Christmas Eve services are family-friendly.
More information at crosscity.church/christmas.
Weekly Service Times
1000 Airport Freeway
Euless, TX 76039
Servicio en Español
12301 Grey Twig Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76244