We are an imperfect church learning to Love God, Love People,
and Change the World.
No Perfect People Allowed.
EMMANUEL JIMENEZ: Christ-follower, HUSBAND, FATHER, PASTOR,
BI-VOCATIONAL CHURCH PLANTER
Emmanuel is Lead Pastor of Cross Community Church. He has his B.A. in Ministry from Howard Payne University and is pursuing his Masters of Theology. He has led successful growing ministries for 14 years. He has had opportunities to speak and lead worship at different events, camps and revivals. He has served as intern, youth pastor, associate pastor, senior pastor and has recently had a series of sermons published. He was recruited by Jon Randles to help plan and speak at the first ever JREA Youth Camp at Camp Chaparral Baptist Assembly. He has led and co-led mission trips to Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Dallas, TX, Garland, TX, Mexico, Camoapa City in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, and Germany. Emmanuel has a heart for the unchurched, dechurched and lost.
Most recently God has called Emmanuel and His Bride Bethany to plant a church in Brownwood,TX. Their prayer is that God would use Cross Community Church to bring people far from God close to Him and that they would be a church that plants churches.
BETHANY JIMENEZ: Christ-follower,PASTOR'S WIFE, MOM, GRAPHIC ARTIST
Bethany became a Christ-follower at the age of 9 and grew up in a loving Christian home. Bethany is from Georgetown, TX and enjoys spending time with her family, jogging, sports and all things creative. She and Emmanuel met at Howard Payne University where Bethany majored in Graphic Art and minored in missions. They have awesome kids, Sophie Jimenez & Coen Jimenez, and are also in the process of adopting a baby from Ethiopia.
Bethany has gone on mission trips to Haiti (twice), Arizona, Malawi, and Egypt. It was through these trips that the Lord began drawing Bethany’s heart toward ministry and reaching the lost.
Bethany has a heart for missions and for the unchurched and dechurched. Bethany is excited about this new adventure God has invited the Jimenez family on by calling them to plant in Brownwood, TX.
Our Church Partners:
Cross Community Church is supported by a network of churches including Timber Ridge Church in Stephenville, Valley Grove Baptist Church in Stephenville, Bridge Builders Community in New York, FBC Port A in Port Aransas, The Rock Fellowship in Florida and FBC Santa . Cross Community Church is also affiliated with the Team Planting Network, the SBTC and the Timber Ridge Planting Network. This network of churches provides a strong system of accountability and guidance for us. Each of these churches and networks has a desire to see Cross Community succeed in reaching the unchurched of Brown County and are providing various methods of support to help us accomplish that goal.
"We are an Imperfect People learning to Love God, Love People, and Change the World."