CrossWay Church began with Friday morning prayer for six months with Pastor Pat Summers, his wife, Pam, and two other families. This prayer led to knocking on doors in the area, meeting people, and sharing their vision with people who did not regularly attend a church. In 1996, CrossWay began meeting in a house in Cranberry for a Bible study that included a steady attendance of thirty. In November, 1996, they began meeting for Sunday weekly services at Marshall Middle school with an average attendance of 30-40.
After one year, CrossWay was steadily outgrowing their space and moved to the Haynes school where they enjoyed growth to about 90 people. During the two years they worshipped at Haynes, Pastor Pat began to hear the voice of God calling them to the 228 corridor, placing them in the heart of the Middlesex, Adams, Valencia, and Mars areas. So, they made the move to Mars High School on Route 228.
Through a miracle of miracles, in 2000, CrossWay purchased the current location of 17 acres with $700 in the building fund. On the day of the meeting with the seller, a check for $15,000 came in the mail. The land was purchased in December, 2000. Ground was broken in the Spring of 2001, and the CrossWay held its first service in the new building on Father’s Day 2002. A new addition was built in the summer of 2006.
In 2007, Pastor Pat and his wife Pam surrendered to the call of the Lord to resign as pastors of CrossWay and began a new ministry, THINK MISSIONS, partnering with pastor and churches to plant and build churches overseas. In May 2008, God led Pastor Chris and Maria Gibbs to CrossWay as the new senior Pastors.
From the inception of CrossWay, God had a plan, and the plan continues. CrossWay is all about building authentic relationships with God, with each other, and with the community and world beyond the walls of any building. God is truly up to something!