Crossroads Church

Lead Pastor



Why I Love This Opportunity

Chris Lawson


Crossroads Church is poised for what God has for them in this next chapter of ministry and is ready for the next season of increased spiritual growth and impact in the communities where it currently serves. The people are passionate about missional service, remaining a connected intergenerational family, and reaching the next generation of future Kingdom leaders through their children’s and student ministries.

About This Organization

Crossroads Church is a place of hope and is positioned for an influential future in Pittsburgh. This is an effective church with strong facilities, a talented staff, healthy finances, and a desire to grow fruitful ministries in their community and beyond. Crossroads was launched on September 29, 1991, by a small group of people who wanted to bring the love of Jesus to the West Hills of Pittsburgh. That small group was led by Pastor Steve Cordle and met for worship in the Tonidale Restaurant Banquet Room. In 1995, it opened its first facility in North Fayette Township, built mostly by volunteers. In the early 2000s, Crossroads started to emphasize a cell-based model, leaning into both celebration (weekend worship) and cells (holistic small groups).

2005 Crossroads started its first multi-site location in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. A location in the North Hills followed in 2010. By this time, the original facility in North Fayette was beyond capacity, and Crossroads opened a 500-seat worship area addition in 2012. In 2014, a new location in Weirton, West Virginia, opened. In 2020, Crossroads re-emphasized its focus on cells, even shifting the language from multisite locations to being the church in many regions, with hubs (buildings) throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

Position Description

The Lead Pastor must be an excellent, engaging, and passionate teacher. He or she must speak the truth of scripture to culture and believe the Bible is the final authority on faith and practice. Crossroads is known for teaching God’s Word in a way that appeals to both believers and nonbelievers. Currently, the church utilizes a shared teaching team approach, of which the Lead Pastor would be the anchor, but local Regional Pastors preach live on a weekly basis from a shared centrally-prepared sermon.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the preaching team, and preach consistently.
  • Lead the church leadership in developing a vision, strategic plan, and effective tactics that produce successful and fruitful ministry.
  • Lead and shepherd the staff teams. Meet regularly with staff and church leaders.
  • Serve as the spiritual leader of the church.
  • Serve as a leader by example in personal discipleship, stewardship, and evangelism.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • A strong teacher who can preach the truth in a divided culture with an authentic and practical style
  • A courageous leader that can set a vision and strategically lead Crossroads into the future
  • A relational shepherd that can effectively shepherd the staff team and key leaders.
  • A passionate disciple of Jesus surrendered to and led by the Holy Spirit in leadership and ministry.
  • Exhibit the character and spiritual qualities of a church leader and elder.
  • Outgoing with strong communication skills, emotional intelligence, and humility.

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