The Crossing Church is an independent non-denominational church. We are not formally aligned with a specific denomination or governing body, but we believe in accountability in the body of Christ and have relationships and fellowship with several churches and Christian organizations. Some of our strongest relationships are listed here.

Gateway Church

Gateway Church is one of our closest associations and helps provide apostolic covering for The Crossing Church. Apostolic ministry exists to encourage and equip churches and church leaders for success without motivation for control or undue personal benefit, while upholding the highest standards of integrity. We co-labor with other pastors to see the Gospel go forth in this generation.

The Willow Creek Association

Founded in 1992, Willow Creek Association (WCA) is a not-for-profit Christian organization that exists to maximize the transformative power of the local church. The vision is to see every local church reach its full redemptive potential --becoming an unbridled conduit for the transforming power of Jesus Christ. In short, WCA provides vision, inspiration, connection, tools, training, resources, and venues for church leaders to learn from and support one another.

Life Outreach International

The Crossing Church associates with the ministries of LIFE Outreach international through Churches for LIFE. As one of the primary mission arms of The Crossing Church, we have partnered with LOI to drill water wells, feed children, distribute shoes, provide disaster relief and build LIFE Centers.

The Tampa Bay Baptist Association

The Tampa Bay Baptist Association has 111 churches that fellowship and work together to help reach Hillsborough County.

Champions Network

A network of healthy, Bible based churches that are recognized by Joel Osteen Ministries. As a Pastor himself, Joel knows how important it is for every believer to have a healthy church home where they can connect with other believers and grow in their faith.

Trinity Fellowship Association of Churches

TFAC offers more than just counsel and resources to churches. What sets TFAC apart is the sense of community created by being connected to one another in a growing, healthy family of churches.

ARC (Association of Relating Churches)

An association of relational churches working with church planters, church leaders, and churches in transition to provide support, guidance and resources to launch and grow life-giving churches.

(As an associate, The Crossing Church does not necessarily share or support all of the positions and/or practices of each of the organizations listed here.