Church of Christ in Oklahoma Joins Prominent Church of God Congregation
By Jennifer Ayotte
On Sunday, August 20, Mayfair Church of Christ and Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City announced that the current Mayfair church will become the next Crossings Community Church location.
Recently, both Mayfair Church of Christ and Crossings Community Church were working to determine the best way to serve the growing population surrounding Penn and NW Expressway in the Mayfair, Belle Isle, and surrounding areas. Through this process, they determined it was best for these two churches, that began so close together over sixty years ago, to embrace their shared love for the people of this city and the things they hold in common to serve the community as one.
Mayfair Church of Christ has generously given their church building to Crossings Community Church, and it is now undergoing some renovations to prepare for opening as the newest Crossings location in early 2024. Along with the building, Mayfair is providing a global missions ministry, a committed pastor, and a congregation that is motivated to reach the community. Crossings will add families who want to be a part of this new effort, pastoral staff, spiritual oversight, and renovations to the building to allow for the dynamic worship, discipleship, and outreach ministries that are a valued part of every Crossings location.
Addressing some of the differences between the traditions and practices of the two churches, Marty Grubbs, senior pastor of Crossings Community Church, said to the congregation of Mayfair Church of Christ, “Our doctrinal roots are very similar, and in the essentials we are one.”
Leaders from Mayfair Church of Christ shared, “The Mayfair church family was overwhelmingly supportive of partnering with Crossings to continue the ministries we have loved in this part of Oklahoma City and abroad, and now in greater ways and with greater resources. It has been a joy to discuss, plan, and pray about these things with the Crossings leadership, and we look forward to joining with them in this kingdom work.”
Mayfair Church of Christ and leaders from Crossings Community Church met Sunday, September 3, for a celebration of all that God has done through Mayfair Church of Christ over their rich sixty-five-year history. While the church building is going through a period of renovation and improvements before opening again to the community as Crossings Community Church in early 2024, the current congregation is invited to attend services at the Crossings OKC location and participate in a newly formed Sunday school class specifically for those who will call Crossings Mayfair their church home.
In 1958, Mayfair Church of Christ—located west of Penn on 50th, just south of NW Expressway near the new Oak OKC development—launched a church to serve the community on what was then the far north side of Oklahoma City. Just one year later, another church, Crossings Community Church (originally Westridge Hills Church/Belle Isle Community Church) began on 55th and Linn, which was only a few blocks away from Mayfair Church of Christ, just north of NW Expressway. Both churches have a strong history and commitment to reach people with the love of Jesus Christ. This commitment was evident at the very beginning, over sixty years ago, and carries on to this day.
In 1999, to accommodate growth, Crossings Community Church relocated further north, to their current OKC location on N Portland and Memorial. Since then, Crossings has had the opportunity to expand into other ministry offerings with Crossings Christian School, two clinics serving the uninsured, a community center providing outreach ministry to the city, new church locations in the OKC metro, and a growing ministry in many prisons throughout the state of Oklahoma.
Crossings Community Church is a Christ-centered church committed to live by faith, be a voice of hope, and be known by love. Crossings hosts Sunday services at its OKC location (14600 N Portland Ave., OKC, OK 73134) at 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:00 AM; at Crossings Edmond (1500 W Covell Road, Edmond, OK 73003) at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM; and at Crossings Community Center (10255 N Pennsylvania Ave. OKC, OK 73120) at 11:00 AM each. Services are also available online at crossings.church/online Sundays at 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, and 12:30 PM.
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