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.