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 daughter Kaylyn is married to Mattias.

    Favorite Pastime: 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: Psalm 103

  • ben o'byrne

    associate pastor OF STUDENT MINISTRYn & media

    Ben joined the staff Fall 2022. Ben and his wife, Nora, and baby Linus are getting settled into living in Iowa! Make sure to make them feel welcome to Cyclone/Hawkeye country!

  • amie chumbley

    director of missions

    Amie Chumbley has begun a new role on the Crossroads Staff! We are so thankful for the way she loved and served our students since 2014 and we look forward to the focus that she will bring to missions 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 Pastime: Sporting events, reading, and traveling

    Something I'd like to do before I die: Hiking the Appalachian Trail and going 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 joined our staff in 2019. She has two sons Kenneth and Caleb and is happily married to Nick Barger.

    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


    ADMINISTRATIVE Coordinator

    Karen joined the Crossroads staff in 2008. She moved to Grimes with Jason in 2005 and their 4 kids. They now have 6 kids, 1 daughter-in-law & 1 son-in-law, & 2 grandkids! Life is full of many things, kids, and church!  Karen enjoys reading, cooking, family dinners, traveling, and quiet when she can get it!!

    A scripture that has been meaningful during this season of life is Jeremiah 17:7-8.

    "But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.  They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."