Where We've Come From

The church was started in 1987 by a church planting team sent out by Christian Associates International, an American mission organisation based in Thousand Oaks, California. The team was led by the founder of the mission organisation, Dr. Linus Morris.


In 1989 the leadership of the church was handed over to a senior pastor, who was a missionary with Christian Associates. This person left in 1995 and Crossroads went through a number of transitions including two other senior pastors who led the church for one year and two years, respectively. In spite of the many transitions, Crossroads kept on growing and developing, both in numbers, outreach and maturity, experiencing God's purposes and plans for the church. From its inception in 1987 to today, Crossroads has always sought to reach out relevantly to the world in which it is situated.

In 2003, Crossroads bought a 283-square-metre (3,000 square foot) Ministry Centre in the centre of Amstelveen for office space, music rehearsals, a growing counselling ministry, and other weekly activities...

In 2011, a new organizational structure was adopted to better prepare Crossroads to carry out its mission going forward.  In the new structure a multiple pastor Senior Leadership Team leads the church. Currently Miriam Phillips and Paul Smit serve in the Leadership team. The Management Team supporting them, specialize in the various aspects of Crossroads ministry.