about us

At Cross Roads, we're passionate about bringing faith to life and making real connections with Jesus and people. Wherever you may be in your spiritual journey, Cross Roads is a loving and supportive community where all are welcome. 

our story

we believe


God is our unchanging Creator, Who loves each of us unconditionally. He came to earth as Jesus Christ to make a way for us to enjoy eternal life with Him in heaven. He invites each of us into a personal relationship with Him.

"One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." (Ephesians 4:6)


The Bible is God's perfect Word, our guidebook for life. In it, we find wisdom, truth, direction, and encouragement that we apply to our daily lives. 

"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword." (Hebrews 4:12)


By turning to Jesus for forgiveness, being baptized in water, receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, and committing our lives to Him, we receive the gift of Eternal Life in Christ through salvation. 

"Repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:38) 


Strong relationships with other Christians are essential for encouragement, support, accountability, and growth in our faith. This is why we invite you to join us as we Cross the Roads of Life Together.


"For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:20) 

The doors of Cross Roads opened on May 7, 2006 and since then have been open to all members of the community as a safe and welcoming place to worship, fellowship and grow closer to Jesus.  Pastor Michael Munson is an ordained minister of the United Pentecostal Church International and has been working in ministry for over 30 years, alongside his wife, Rose Munson. The Munsons have three adult children who also serve the Lord and work in ministry with their spouses. 

meet our ministry team


Senior Pastor

Pastor Munson founded Cross Roads Ministries in 2006 and has served as the Senior Pastor since. His hobbies include reading, grilling, and restoring antique furniture. 


Assistant Minister & Youth Ministry Assistant

Mario enjoys teaching adult Bible studies, preaching, leading worship, and serving in Youth ministry. He is a math expert and enjoys drawing, photography, reading, and eating Italian food. 


Assistant Pastor & Bible Study Coordinator

Rev. Lopez is involved with preaching, teaching, worship, and coordinating adult Bible studies. He loves reading inspirational books and articles, listening to praise music, and eating pancakes whenever possible. 


Men's Ministry Coordinator

Chris serves as the Men's Ministry Coordinator by organizing Men's service days, promoting Men's events and supporting unity through the Men's ministry. He enjoys math, sports, and spending time with family and friends. 


Assistant Minister & Youth Teacher

Keith is active in preaching, teaching adult Bible studies, and leading worship, as well as the youth ministry. He loves numbers, golf, puns, and cold weather. Alaska is his dream vacation.


Ladies' Ministry Coordinator

Ellen serves as the Ladies' Ministry Coordinator by planning and promoting ladies' events and leading women's Bible studies. She is passionate about teaching, enjoys reading and loves her two spoiled Havanese dogs. 


Preteen Class Teacher 

Charlie is great with kids and loves teaching the preteen class. His talents include singing, mime, and taking photos of nature. He also has a large collection of Funko Pops figurines. 

Sis. Munson oversees the many ministries at Cross Roads, including Ladies, Children, Youth & Worship, as well as Cross Roads Christian Academy. In her free time, she enjoys reading and baking her famously delicious cookies.

Executive Ministry Director



Creative, Worship, Youth & Outreach Director

Sarah has been active in Cross Roads since her father, Pastor Munson, began the church. She loves serving in the youth, worship and outreach ministries, and overseeing the creative aspects of Cross Roads. She is a writer and always carries a book. 


Preschool & Power Hour Teacher and Hospitality Coordinator

Rosa teaches the Pre-K and Power Hour classes. She also supports the Ladies' Ministry through hospitality by coordinating meal lists and food for events. She enjoys spending time with her two friendly dogs, listening to worship music, and visiting with family and friends. 


Usher Captain

Moises enjoys serving as the Lead Usher, ensuring that all of our guests and church members receive a warm welcome and any needed assistance. He enjoys cooking, fishing, and going on camping trips. 


Encouragement Ministry

Leanne blesses the church through the Encouragement ministry, which includes sending cards and uplifting messages, performing clerical work, and supporting the Ladies' ministry. She enjoys singing, writing poetry, and eating chocolate.


Pre-K & Power Hour Teacher

Ashley loves teaching the Pre-K and Power Hour classes! She enjoys spending time with family, eating Chinese food, and collecting butterflies. One day, she would love
to go on a cruise. 


Pre-K,  Preteen & Power Hour Teacher 

Virginia teaches in the Pre-K, Preteen and Power Hour classes. In her free time, she loves to bake, enjoys reading and collects Willow Tree figurines. Her favorite food is lasagna and she would love to visit Italy. 

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