Church Focus: Crosscreek Baptist Church

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Crosscreek Baptist Church is a member of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and is located in Pelham.

Pastored by Jay Kieve, the church was founded in 1975 and currently has about 200 members in regular attendance.

&8220;CBC is historically multicultural and diverse from its founding, ordaining women as deacons and in recent years, ordaining women to the gospel ministry,&8221; Keive said. &8220;The congregation seeks to live out the motto, &8216;A church where everyone is welcome.&8217;&8221;

Crosscreek offers a number of ministries and activities for members and the community to be involved in, including Wednesday night Bible studies, counseling ministries and mission trips across the globe. The church also serves as an American Red Cross shelter in times of emergency.

Kieve is a native of Atlanta and lives with his family in Alabaster. He received his bachelor&8217;s degree from Mercer University in Atlanta; his masters of divinity from Duke University in Durham, N.C.; and his doctorate of ministry from Baptist Seminary in Richmond, Va.

Before coming to Crosscreek, Kieve served as associate pastor at University Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, N.C., and as pastor of First Baptist Church in Allendale, S.C. He began at CBC in June 2005.

Kieve said he believes the church plays a key role in today&8217;s society.

&8220;The church&8217;s role in today&8217;s society is to proclaim the love of God shown through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus,&8221; he said. &8220;The church is first the people, then the place in which other may discover that God&8217;s story of redemption is our story of hope.&8221;

Worship Schedule

Sunday school – 9 a.m.

Sunday worship – 10 a.m.

Wednesday Bible studies – 6:30 p.m.

Contact information

600 Crosscreek Trail

Pelham, Al 35124

Phone: 663-4886