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Pastor Bob has been a missionary in Mexico with children's ministries with Christ for Children International, Guatemala and Peru. He helped plant a Spanish speaking church called Puerta del Cielo with the Methodist Church, in Galax Virginia, he planted a Spanish speaking church called Iglesia Comunidad de Cristo in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and planted & pastors CrossRoads Church in San Antonio, Texas. Pastor Bob is passionate about church planting and kingdom growth-He is the missions director for the Mountain Plains District of the Wesleyan Church. Pastor Bob received his bachelors degree in Christian Ministries from Southern Wesleyan University and his Masters in Evangelismdegree from Wheaton College.
Arlynn has over 17 years of work experience in Nonprofit Management. She worked for over 10 years for Methodist Healthcare Ministries as their Director of Family Wellness and Facilities Operations and 1 year for SA Youth as their VP of Operations. Arlynn is the founder and president of Acts of Hope. She has two sons and has been married for over 20 years. Arlynn loves seeing people live transformed lives. Arlynn is also a licensed Pastor of the Wesleyan Church.
Education: International Business Administration & Marketing -Bachelor's Degree. Nonprofit Management Certification. Masters in Business Administration
Pastor Antonio, his wife Jessica and children joined us from Mexico City: 12+ year of experience. Pastor Antonio & Jessica have been involved as Pastors of: Youth, Young Couples, Education and Church Plant. They are so excited to lead the Spanish Campuses in San Antonio & New Braunfels.
Kellie has over 8 years of work experience in program administration to include childcare education, healthcare and office/team management experience. She is the proud mother of two: Scottie (10) & Lillie (7). Kellie enjoys leading with care and compassion. Kellie has been key in the organization and growth of CrossRoads Preschool and she works diligently in making a lasting IMPACT.
CROSSROADS CHURCH was born out of a vision to start a bi-lingual church on the north central side of San Antonio in late 2000/early 2001. The uniqueness of this call was there was already a building yet no congregation. Grace Wesleyan had closed its doors around ten years prior and the building had been rented to a small Christian group during this time. As this group moved on, the Texas and Louisiana District of The Wesleyan Church (an evangelical Christian denomination) decided it was time to restart the church, or sell the property.
As with many of our journeys in life, one connection led to another, and Pastor Bob Ellis and his wife Arlynn where invited to come and start a new church. After accepting the call to move from Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he had been serving as church planter and founding pastor of an Hispanic Church plant, Bob and Arlynn began the process of understanding the community and gathering a core group to start the church.
We now have a campus in New Braunfels, Texas both in English and Spanish.
We believe that this is just the beginning of what we have been praying for, to become a church planting movement here in South Texas.
Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38 (NIV).
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