Crosspointe Baptist Church is located in Troy, Missouri.
Born in the mountains of Colorado, I was raised in a home that was centered around science and art. My dad had been an archaeologist before WWII and finished his career mapping the moon. My mom was an artist who also enjoyed writing. I grew up with a great appreciation for people from different cultures as we were often on the Navajo reservations. While we occasionally attended church, the gospel was never preached and by the age of 12 I had grown tired of going and hearing anything about God!
At the same time Denise, born in St. Louis, was in the mid-west. The first day Denise’s family went to church, at the age of 9, she placed her faith in Jesus. Her dad accepted the Lord that evening and from that point on Christ became the focal point of their lives.
In December of 1968 the lunar mapping program was completed and my family moved to St. Louis, Missouri to the same town where Denise was living. I started attending her high school and it wasn’t long before I noticed her and that there was something very different about her. By the spring of 1969 she had invited me to church and in order to be with her I agreed to attend. I grew up believing that God was dead but now I was going to a church that actually preached and taught the bible... that was a bit of a shock! But, Sunday after Sunday,I went with her while the message of the gospel began to get through my thick head and hard heart. Finally, on June 17, 1971 I realized I was a sinner
who needed the Savior. That night I trusted Christ and His finished work on the cross. Nothing in my life has been the same since that evening!