Welcome To Crosspointe
We exist to point people to Jesus Christ and the cross in every situation.
Crosspointe Church is the unique story of two churches coming together to make a difference for Christ in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. A new and bigger family was brought together in 2014 with the vision to point people to Jesus Christ and the cross in every situation. Since then, this family has been able to impact many lives in our neighborhood through worship experiences, outreaches and community events.
Pastor Dave Bryan
I was raised in the church and became a Christian at the age of 14. I guess there was a part of me that always new that God was calling me to ministry. At first, I tried to run from God, but figured out that it is better to run to God. Even though I have a great fear of speaking to crowds, God somehow uses me for His glory. Strange to say that my greatest fear is also my greatest passion. I was born and raised in Ohio, went to college at Kentucky Christian University graduating in 1978, and have been in ministry ever since. I have pastored in churches in Kentucky, Ohio and South Carolina before moving to Florida in 2010. I am married to Kari Lu, and together we enjoy 3 children and 1 grandson. We also have three dogs. We love to travel when time allows, and also spend a lot of time at sporting events watching our son, Pierce, participate in high school sports. As long as God gives me the passion to preach and teach, I will continue to minister. I am looking forward to some exciting years at Crosspointe.
Pastor Jeff Weaver
I came to know the Lord at the age of 17 on a beer run for my mom in Northwest Florida. The night I accepted Jesus I spent over 3 hours at the altar as God poured His redemptive grace and love into my life. After trying things my own way for a while, God called me into ministry by sending me to Southeastern Bible College where I graduated in the spring of 1988. I have had the pleasure of serving 5 churches over 33 years in Student, Associate and Lead Pastor positions. God has also allowed me to lead many mission trips all over the world and I was privileged to serve as the director of Upward Sports. I have also worked as a Child Abuse Investigator, Juvenile Probation officer and a Guardian ad Litem Supervisor. I have been married to my beautiful bride, Robin for over 33 years, and together we have 3 amazing sons who all serve the Lord, and 1 sweet grandchild. We love our Crosspointe family, and living out God’s promises as we continue this amazing journey together.
What We Believe
About The Bible
We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
(2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe in one personal God who exists eternally in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in power, authority and glory.
(Genesis 1:1, Revelation 4:8, Psalm 139:7-8, Psalm 147:5)
We believe Jesus Christ to be the virgin born Son of God who lived in flesh, died for the sins of the world, was buried, rose again bodily, and ascended to the Father.
(John 1:1-4, Colossians 1:15-18, Matthew 1:18, Romans 5:8, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Luke 22:69)
About the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who regenerates and indwells every believer in Jesus, assures us of our salvation, guides us into all truth, glorifies Jesus and convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and empowers us for service.
(Luke 1:35, Acts 2:38, 2 Corinthians 5:5, Ephesians 1:13-14, Galatians 5:16-17, John 16:8-11)
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God except through Jesus Christ.
(Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:8-9, 2 Peter 1:4, 1 John 1:9, Isaiah 61:1, Exodus 20:1-6, Psalm 139:14)
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way for the forgiveness of sin. God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation cannot be earned, it is a gift from God.
(Romans 3:23, Acts 4:12, Romans 5:9-11, Romans 10:9-10, Matthew 10:32)
We believe that after a person confesses Christ they should be obedient to Christian baptism.
(Acts 22:16, Colossians 2:12, Mark 16:16, Mark 1:4-5, Matthew 28:19-20)
About the Church
We believe in the universal church, the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him, obeying Him and bringing the gospel to the world.
(Hebrews 10:24-25, Matthew 18:20, Colossians 3:16, Ephesians 4:11-13, Acts 2:42)
We believe in the personal, visible return of Christ to the earth and the establishing of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, and the final judgment. We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 John 5:13-20, Matthew 7:13-14, Revelation 3:5-9)