In 2005 after a season of prayer and fasting Pastors, Korbet and Melanie Swope felt God calling them to establish a Christ-centered, Spirit-filled, Bible-based, Missions-minded church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. On Father's Day of that year, the week of the birth of their third son Micah, they launched the first Cross Culture Church service in the Hilton Garden Inn conference room in Chattanooga. Since then, Cross Culture Church has experienced many phases of growth, change, and divine intervention. Our journey has often been uncertain yet exciting, our mission difficult yet rewarding. Through all the challenges and triumphs, God has shown Himself faithful and continually fueled our passion for making lifelong multiplying disciples for Jesus.
Where God guides, He provides, and He has lived up to that maxim in our church story. From using a verse carved into a building's cornerstone to lead us to the historic site of the former Brainerd Mission on Valentine's Day 2006, to a five-year 'outdoor' parking lot worship experience, to praying for then briefly occupying an impossible space, to a new door and a new day of ministry on yet another Valentine's Day! God's guiding and providing have been legendary! We've been given so many miraculous testimonies along the way, but He's only just beginning to write the Cross Culture Church story.
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