History of CrossPoint
In 2013, God called Pastor Andrew and Danielle Garvin to plant a church in Paris, IL. There was a calling and a vision, but no building, no money, and no congregation. As they sought God in prayer, doors began to open. They were unanimously approved by the board to begin a work, and soon began to work to make it a reality. They chose a closed down building that once held the Church of Christ Scientist group in Paris. This building, though old, was a very beautiful facility. Pastor and Sister Garvin, along with a few others, began to work to make the building ready. Many hours were spent plastering, painting, cleaning, moving things in and setting up the building. They began their outreach, knocking on doors, plastering social media, and connecting with friends and family members. On Saturday, October 12, 2013, CrossPoint opened it's doors for the first time. More than 125 people, ministry friends, family, and visitors gathered at 209 East Court Street in Paris, IL to celebrate the opening of this new church.
Evangelist Rema Duncan, a close friend of Pastor Garvin, preached that first service, and launched us into being an established work. From that time on, many changes have taken place. Service times, service structure, added services, and many other things. Families have come and been blessed. We have seen healings, miracles, deliverance, people whose lives have been completely turned upside down. If you come by the church today, you will see a group of Apostolic believers who are passionate and excited about what God is doing. In 2019, Crosspoint was blessed to be able to build a new facility with the help of Church In A Day. Today, we reside in that building at 802 N High St.
Our desire is to continue to work and labor in the city of Paris, and in the surrounding communities to reach people and give them a hope that they may not currently have. We want to be the lighthouse of Paris; a place where lives are changed. God has done many great things already, but we know that greater things are yet to come. We are thankful for our history, grateful for our present, and excited for our future.