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Who We Are …

Sundays 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Saturdays 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Mission

“To glorify God by encouraging unchurched people into a fully devoted relationship with Christ.”

Our hope is to be a church whose doors are open to everyone living in, working in or visiting Ridgecrest. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, whether you're just beginning to investigate Christianity or you already have a mature relationship with Jesus, we're here to help you take the next step spiritually and to offer you a place where you can be as involved as you choose.

We are committed to the Bible as our guide for living and to the necessity of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. However, we realize that not everyone has arrived at this understanding. That is why we are a “safe place” for those who would like to examine the claims of Christianity. We invite all truth seekers to attend our services and learn more.

Beliefs

Crossroads Believes:

  • There is a God that loves us and wants a personal relationship with us.
  • That God has given us the Bible, His inspired Word, to be the basis for knowing His will for our lives.
  • That Jesus Christ is God and became man to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins that we might have a relationship with God if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior.
  • That we can have a relationship with God because of God's Grace and Christ's work on the cross. The relationship is not a result of works that we do.
  • That God has uniquely designed and equipped each of us to be fruitful while helping others come to know Christ and to grow in His love.
  • As a body we are to have unity on salvation issues, liberty on non-salvation issues, and charity in all issues.

Core Values

Our values serve as guiding principles on how we “do church” and, in many ways make us feel different from other churches. They define our “culture” as a faith community.

We value:

God. Therefore, everything we do is to honor God through our devotion to service, praise, worship, and giving.

People. Therefore, we strive to show God's love through our lives.

The Bible. Therefore, we accept it as the inspired work (word) of God and as the final authority in all matters.

Evangelism. Therefore, we present God's offer of salvation in a culturally relevant way while remaining doctrinally pure.

Spiritual Growth. Therefore, we encourage believers to identify and develop their spiritual gifts and the fruit of the Spirit in their lives.

Community. Therefore, we are committed to life groups, family and fellowship with one another, striving for peace and unity of spirit.

Authenticity. Therefore, we desire to be truthful, vulnerable, accountable, forgiving, loving, and compassionate in all relationships.

Leaders

Bill Corley — Senior Pastor

Photo of Senior Pastor Bill Corley and his wife Ronnie on stage during a church event
Bill and Ronnie Corley

Bill Corley came to Ridgecrest with his wife Ronnie for a three-year tour as a Marine pilot in VX-5 at the Naval Air Weapons Station in 1976. After two years Bill and Ronnie decided that he would leave the Marine Corps and start a new career so they could raise their children in Ridgecrest. “I enjoyed my time in the Marines, but as a new Christian, God really impressed upon my wife and me to stay here and I knew it was for a reason.” Bill worked for more than 10 years as a general contractor, building custom homes and running a solar business. During this time their children were growing and would soon be leaving for college, so Ronnie started her real estate career to help support the family.

In 1990, Bill and Ronnie started a Bible study in their home with two other contractors. After two weeks, the group grew too large and started meeting at the Seventh Day Adventist church in Ridgecrest. And so Crossroads Ministry was born. Our congregation was small — around 20 people at first. We soon outgrew our space there, and in 1991 we moved to a rented building at 126 South China Lake Blvd. Our congregation was around 50 people, and we had one service a week. Bill and Ronnie had their eyes on the current Crossroads building because it didn't look like a church. “We wanted something where non-church people could walk in without all the paraphernelia that they didn't understand. We wanted to reach people who would normally never set foot in a church.” In 1998 God led us to our current building. We have grown here in our ministry and outreach, and our membership is now around 550 people, with three services each week.

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