Crossway Fellowship Church of Athens

Crossway Fellowship Church of Athens
Crossway Fellowship Church of Athens

Who We Are

In 1999 a few men from Athens made a trip to Orlando, Florida to meet with the leadership of Metro Life Church. These men were envisioned and hopeful to someday have a church plant in Watkinsville/Athens GA. It was decided that Paul Cooke would start a church plant. After 10 months at a Pastors College in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Paul and Darby moved to the Athens area in June of 2001. After 3 months of preliminary meetings, Crossway Fellowship Church held its first public meeting the Sunday after 9/11, 2001 in Oconee Youth Playhouse.

God has done many great things during Crossway's first decade. Currently, the Lord has opened the door for us to meet at Faith Presbyterian Church in Watkinsville and adopt a non-traditional meeting time. We have found the facility at Faith to serve as a strategic location between Athens and Watkinsville and it has been a tremendous blessing for our children's ministry. Additionally, the afternoon meeting time has provided continued opportunities to care for college students.

As we look to the future, Crossway longs to see lives transformed by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ in Athens and beyond.




Our Services

Service Times

  • 04:00pm - Service


Paul  Cooke

Paul Cooke

After playing college and professional golf, Paul has been involved in full-time ministry for more than 23 years. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi with a Masters of Divinity in 1988. He served as a pastor in the PCA for over 7 years. In 1995 he left the PCA and moved his family to Orlando to become a lay member at Metro Life Church. After attending Metro for five-and-a-half years, in 2000 the leadership team asked Paul to relocate his family to Gaithersburg, Maryland to attend the a Pastor's College (an intensive year of theological and ministry training). Upon graduating, Paul was asked to relocate to Athens, Georgia to lead the Crossway church plant. Paul and his wife, Darby, have five children, Christopher, Courtney, Caleb, Noah, and Emma.


1020 Barber Creek Road
Suite 324
Watkinsville, GA 30677-1777

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