Our story began 35 years ago when a small group of people launched Living Word Church in South Holland, Illinois. From the beginning the founding pastor had a vision to see vibrant local churches planted around South Chicago and Northwest Indiana. When the timing was right and with a handful of families from Living Word we planted CrossPoint Church in March of 2006.
When we launched CrossPoint our hope was to be right in the community so that we could make a lasting impact on the city for Christ. After finding a gymnasium on the square we knew this would be our church home conveniently located in the heart of the city. In addition to loving and serving our community, we have by the grace of God helped plant two more churches; Mercy Hill Church in Munster, Indiana and our newest plant Hope Church in Griffith, Indiana.
CrossPoint Church, while not part of a denomination, is not independent. We relate closely with a number of other churches in the US and UK, as well as having other relationships throughout the world. This gathering of inter-related churches, called LifeLink International, is a family of evangelical charismatic Christian churches who share in the common vision and purpose of wanting to see the Kingdom of God fully established across the world in this generation.
Lifelink International is the apostolic team that provides wisdom, input and direction for churches within the network. Lifelink is part of Global Horizons, which is a Christian charity which aims to spread the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the 21st century.