Dear Crossroads Family,
If you were unable to attend Crossroads’ 10 am service or tune into the live stream, our Lead and Founding Pastor Joe Centineo made an important announcement. Pastor Joe announced this morning that he has decided to step down as lead pastor and an elder. As you know, Joe has been on an extended sabbatical caring for his wife. With her care needs changing, Joe felt he was unable to give Crossroads the care and attention it needed and decided it was the time to step away. We continue to stand with the Centineo family and ask for God to restore Toni’s health.
God has used Pastor Joe in such mighty ways, from starting Crossroads 19 years ago to guiding it throughout its history. His life has touched thousands of people at Crossroads, Arlington, the world and will continue to do so. We are so thankful for his service and sacrifice, and pray for his continued ministry for the kingdom. When it is appropriate, we want to celebrate him as a church family.
Moving forward, the elders have asked Tyler Arp to step into the interim lead pastor role to help Crossroads navigate this new season. It will take time for our church to adjust to this new normal, but we know God is faithful. Crossroads has bright days ahead because of the firm foundation that has been laid by God through Pastor Joe. We invite you to seek God’s will for our church during this critical time. We know change is hard, but if we seek God and focus on being unified, we will continue to experience and make the Gospel known as we all follow, pursue, and reach for Jesus. If you have any questions, we would love to meet with you. Please email Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org to get those scheduled. It is an honor to serve you as elders. We pray blessings on you and our entire church family.
Steve Walraven, David Winchester, and Richard Longgreer