history

History of Crossroads Community Church

In 1983, Pastors Harlyn and Jeri Matson pioneered Crossroads Community Church in Rocklin, California.  The church was attended by 17 people from Rocklin on our first service, and God has blessed our journey together!  We were a church on the move! In the first five weeks, we met in five different locations! In the first two years, we met in over 20 different locations -- but God was faithful and we were slowly growing. In 1987, God miraculously allowed us to purchase our present Crossroads sanctuary facility.

In 1990 a church called "Citylight" merged with us and we purchased their property which is now referred to a South Placer Teen Center. 

Possessing the land, we also purchased a widow’s home near our sanctuary parking lot, and began a Shepherd’s House for ministry interns which currently hosts Epic Bible College ministry interns.

Two years later, we also purchased the house at the north end of our sanctuary property. This is "Crossroads Kids Kampus."   In 2008, we started “Crossroads Community Pre-School.” 

A highlight of our church ministry has been world missions.  Nearly 20% of our church family have been on international mission teams in over 20 nations and we have touched thousands and thousands of people.  

In 2005, Pastor Jeri founded Hearts Without Borders to begin building a medical clinic for a population of nearly one million people who had no medical resources in Burundi, Africa (about 20 minutes south of the Rwanda border). She received a $100,000 grant from Foursquare Foundation to help fund many of the projects accomplished there.   See heartswithoutborders.net to read more about “Hope Medical Clinic” and “Hope Sewing Machine Training Institute” in Burundi, Africa

In 2007, Celebrate Recovery was birthed and this ministry brings hope and healing to those with life controlling issues. 

Our Cleansing Stream ministry has received open doors to work both in Folsom and Solano prisons.  Scores of people have received deliverance and emotional healing through this powerful ministry tool.

Crossroads commitment to serve the poor, single mothers and widows in our community and our ongoing food closet is a blessing to hundreds.  Six middle schools help us collect food during the holidays, and Crossroads distributes the food throughout the year.

We have grown from very humble beginnings to a congregation size of about 300 with wonderful facilities. We have seen so many come to Jesus and be filled with the Holy Spirit. We've planted 3 churches and sent out pastoral leaders, key leadership teams, and missionaries from our congregation. We indeed feel an anointing and blessing upon our lives and give all the glory to Jesus!