Because Jesus is real, we are a family of faith, fully engaged, transforming our community and our world. Crossroads is a family of faith made up of thousands of stories of God’s redemption. We are people who Jesus has lived and died for, saved by grace, in process and growing in faith together as we simply respond to Jesus.
With that in mind, our story begins over 40 years ago. God had His eye on Vancouver, Washington and in 1972, Crossroads’ Founding Pastor Bill Ritchie loaded up his family and moved to a sleepy little suburb of Portland, Oregon.
Not long after, in the fall of 1975, God led him to plant Crossroads Community Church together with a team of volunteers who wanted to see their community meet Jesus. Pastor Bill recalls,
“I remember the day the Lord spoke to me about planting a church. For my family and I it was a huge leap of faith…maybe that’s why we were so drawn to the name ‘Crossroads.’ But the call was undeniable: preach the hope of Jesus to Clark County and live out that Gospel as a church family. Looking back on our first 40 years, I’m overwhelmed by God’s grace and faithfulness, and I can only imagine what He has planned for the next season!”
In 2012, Pastor Bill, the Crossroads board and Leadership Team invited Pastor Daniel Fusco to come lead Crossroads through the next season of ministry that God had planned. The vision to preach the truth of Jesus to our community and our world, and to live out the Gospel is still alive and growing at Crossroads today.