The season leading up to Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday is both full of sorrow and joy. We are sorrowful as we remember what Jesus has done for us, which was the focus of last Sunday’s sermon. Jesus was put to death because of our sin. As the song “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” so aptly puts it:

Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

Indeed, our Father’s love for us is deep. And that calls for a joyful response. Again, this is a season full of sorrow and joy. But it ends with joy, as we will soon experience.

Good Friday Communion
April 15th @ 2nd Baptist, 7pm

Resurrection Sunday Celebration
APril 17th @ Defiance YMCA, 10am

Kid's Corner

Every year we remember our Lord’s sacrifice on the cross for our sins that Good Friday over 2,000 years ago. We gather in this solemn service to hear and sing about the story and suffering of the cross and then partake in the Lord’s Supper together. This year we will be gathering with our 2nd Baptist brothers and sisters in Christ for Good Friday Communion. Join us 7PM on Friday, April 15th at 2nd Baptist (1945 E 2nd St, Defiance, OH). Childcare for 3 and under will be provided.

Jesus not only died on the cross for our sins, but he demonstrated his power over death by being raised from the dead. So join us Sunday, April 17th, 10am at the Defiance YMCA to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection! In addition to our worship gathering, we will also be having a potluck breakfast beforehand at 9AM. Bring your favorite breakfast dish to share. KCC will provide coffee, juice, and milk.

Embrace Life
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
5:45-7:30pm @ Cabin Fever Southside

Kid's Corner

Embrace Life is a ministry both to the community at large, and to KCC women that meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Cabin Fever Southside from 5:45-7:30pm. Whether you’re married or single, whether you have a newborn or a 17-year old, the group is a welcome place for any mom. It is not a formal Bible study but very open to women who may not have had any experience with Christianity. Many of the moms who attend have never owned or read a Bible. Believers are welcome to attend as well, with nearly all moms bringing some kind of struggle with unplanned pregnancy, trauma, or difficult life circumstances to the discussion. The goal is not necessarily to study a book of scripture together but rather to create a place where women feel comfortable processing the ups and downs of motherhood. For more information, you can contact us or read our blog about it.

Kid’s Corner


QUESTION: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?

ANSWER*: That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.

*Children answer is the bold text



Deuteronomy 6:4-5 – “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.


Thursdays @ 6:30pm



Life is full of things to be discouraged about, and it can be overwhelming. We believe that Jesus offers real help, hope, and healing in the difficulties of life. We believe that the power of God’s Word and Spirit offers hope of life change from the inside out. So we offer biblical counseling to those needing the comfort and wisdom of Scripture. While we believe God can work through various methods of counseling, our lead counselor is certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). We also have pastors and other counselors who have received training from Faith Biblical Counseling, and are able and willing to counsel according to the Scriptures.

If you would like to explore meeting with one of our counselors, please fill out the contact form by clicking on the button below and we will try to match you with someone.


We would love to pray for you! Some people think that only major crises of life are worth praying for, but the truth is that everyone needs prayer for something. James 4:2 says that we do not have because we do not ask, and when we do we often have false or impure motives. So the first step is to ask. So please come and let us pray for you in person at our Sunday worship gathering. Or, if you would like prayer now, just click the button below and fill out the form and we will pray for you.


We understand skepticism about online giving, which is why we have an Online Giving Frequently Asked Questions page on our website that explains how it works. Here are a few ways to give :
  1. Give online by clicking on the “GIVE ONLINE” button which takes you to our secure transaction site.
  2. Text (888) 554-8664 to receive a link for you to give.
  3. Send your check or money order by mail, made out to King’s Cross Church, to the King’s Cross Church, 521 W. 2nd St., Defiance, OH 43512.
  4. Drop in giving box on Sundays at the YMCA.


We know that with many businesses and services being shut down, people are losing jobs and struggling to pay their bills. If you are in need of help, we would like to know. We have a Compassion Fund for this reason. Fill out the film below as best you can and we will follow up with you.

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