Our Story


Crossroads began groundwork in the spring of 2003 by conducting a door to door opinion poll assessing community needs. 

Then, in an effort to serve and get better acquainted with the community, the church leadership, with the help of mission teams, local residents and our sponsor church, Grace West, completed a variety of community projects and events.  

Crossroads began meeting weekly for Sunday Worship at the Dallas Center- Grimes High School on August 22, 2004.

Since that time, Crossroads has continued to invest in the community of Grimes and the surrounding areas. We want Grimes to be a place where Jesus Christ is Lord. 

We have made it our mission to come alongside other churches in our community to collaborate in this mission, and we are committed to serving our local community by helping those who are poor and hurting.

In June 2009, we had the opportunity to partner with the city of Grimes in renovating the Grimes Community Complex.  In November of the same year, we began meeting at our current location, the banquet hall in the Grimes Community Complex.



Our mission is to bring glory to God by making maturing followers who are Celebrating Jesus, Cultivating Community, and Carrying the Gospel. 


These values are a picture of what a maturing follower of Jesus looks like. They direct everything we do as a church body:

Prayer Focused  

Prayer is our primary way of communicating with our Father.  It's through prayer that we have access to the throne of God. Through prayer we play our part in seeing God's kingdom come and His Will done on earth. Through prayer the Father speaks to us and strengthens us. 

"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Hebrews 4:16

Biblically Measured  

The Word of God has the power to transform us.  Being Biblically measured is a commitment to reading God's Word and allowing it to have authority in our lives.  

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God."  Colossians 3:16

Spirit-Led Lifestyle  

We live in a culture that has become increasingly tolerant of sinful behavior.  Being Spirit-led is a commitment to a lifestyle of confessing our sinfulness to God, seeking His forgiveness, and living a life that honors him in every way.

"So I say live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature." Galatians 5:16

Family Faithful  

The family is the place where we live out God's commands and impress them on our children. Being family faithful is a commitment to making your marriage and family a priority.  Marriage is the best picture of how Jesus relates to His Bride the church.  It's in the marriage relationship that we learn how to love sacrificially, how to forgive one another when husbands and wives hurt each other, and how to love and respect one another.  In a sense, living out the gospel of Jesus.

"Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her...  Ephesians 5:25

"Love the Lord with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Deuteronomy 6:5-7

Financially Generous  

Everything that we have comes from God, and it is all His.  The Bible encourages us to use our wealth to help others who are in need and to give to the ministry of the local church.  In doing so, we are investing in things that are eternal.   

"Honor the Lord with you wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops."  Proverbs 3:9

Bold Witness  

God calls us to boldly declare the good news of the gospel of Jesus.  It's not something to be ashamed of but rather something that should be shared.  Being a bold witness means carrying the gospel into my family, neighborhood, workplace, and world.

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile." Romans 1:16

Responsible to My Neighbor  

It is so easy for us to get focused on ourselves.  Being responsible to my neighbor means loving those around us enough to consider their needs and allow God to use us to meet those needs. Your neighbors are the people that you see everyday. They are the people you work with. They are the people you live next to.  They are the people that you sit next to in church.

"Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:37-40





    Jason has been at Crossroads since 2005. He is a graduate of John Brown University in Siloam Springs Arkansas. After graduating, he spent 8 years as the music and small groups pastor at Community Christian Fellowship in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Jason is married to his beautiful wife Karen. They have six children (Andrew, Timothy, Nathanael, Kaylyn, Karley, and Kathryn). Their oldest,  Andrew is married to Ana and they have 2 kids, Harrison and Josephine. Their son Nate is married to Alyssa and their daughter Kaylyn is married to Mattias.

    Favorite Pastimes: fishing, playing music, spending time working around the house on projects, drinking coffee, and spending time at home with the family.

    Something I'd like to do before I die: Take a week long hiking trip in the mountains with my boys

    Favorite Quote or Scripture: But the wisdom that comes from heaven is firt of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.  Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.  James 3:17-18



    Ben has been our student ministry pastor since 2022.  He spent 11 years on the mission field in the South Pacific and Europe.  After moving to the United States with his family in late 2021, he took a sabbatical from full time ministry and ran his own business in Kansas for one year.  God called him back to full time ministry when he moved to Iowa from Kansas in October 2022 to join us as our Student Ministry Pastor and Media leader.

    Favorite Pastimes:  outdoor activities like hiking and camping with his wife and child; traveling abroad and learning about cultures that are not his own; and, reading books that expand his knowledge and understanding.

    Something I would like to do before I die:  He would like to adopt a child and learn to speak German fluently.

    Favorite Quote or Verse:  I keep my eyes always on the Lord.  With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  Psalm 16:8.

  • Amie Chumbley

    Director of Missions

    Amie has been serving at Crossroads since 2014, when she started as our youth group leader.  Now as our new Director of Missions and Community Care we look forward to the focus that she will bring to missions and community care at Crossroads.  She is the catalyst to getting our church body out in our community and beyond to share the love of Jesus and be the hands and feet of Him near and far!  Contact Amie at missions@experiencecrossroads.com to find out how you can be involved and be on mission with Crossroads!

    Favorite Pastimes: Sporting events, reading and traveling.

    Something I'd like to do before I die: Hike the Appalachian Trail

    and go hang gliding

    Favorite Quote or Scripture:  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9

  • Priscilla barger

    director of children's ministry

    Priscilla has been on staff since 2019. She grew up as a preacher’s kid and when God called her dad and family to the mission field in Honduras she became an missionary kid. Being on the mission field was a catalyst for her love of sharing Jesus with kids. The heart of the child is such a ready place to plant the beautiful seeds of the Gospel! The goal of Crossroads Kids is to know (Jesus), grow (in His love and in relationship with Him ) and show (our neighbors the love of Jesus). She is happily married to Nick and has two wonderful boys Kenneth and Caleb.

    Favorite Pastimes: Baking and cooking for friends and family. Being outside in the sunshine.

    Something I would like to do before I die: Take a family trip to Italy

    Favorite Quote or Scripture: Psalm 34

  • Roger Fry

    Director of Finance

    Roger has been managing the finances for Crossroads since 2012.  He is also currently serving as an elder.  He is now retired from a  career in finance and accounting.  He is married to Cindy and they have two daughters.  Kate is married to Tim and they have two children and Megan is married to Adam.  

    Favorite pastimes: Watching Iowa and Kansas City Chief's football and Iowa basketball.

    Something I would like to do before I die:  I really just want to spend time with family and friends.

    Favorite Quote or Scripture:  A new command I give you:  Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  John 13:34

  • Cindy Fry

    Administrative Coordinator

    Cindy joined the staff in June of 2023 but has been a member of Crossroads since 2011.  Cindy was raised in Dallas Center and graduated from what is now DCG schools. She and Roger lived in Houston, Texas, early in their marriage where both of their daughters were born. They moved to Dallas Center in 1991 to be closer to family and then to Grimes in 2018.  She is enjoying getting fully immersed in the body of Crossroads in her new role.

    Favorite Pastimes: Spending time with family, reading books, traveling

    Something I would like to do before I die:  travel through Europe and Hawaii

    Favorite Quote or Scripture:  but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  Isaiah 40:31