Every organization needs some form of leadership. Sports teams have coaches. Schools have administration. Businesses have boards, and CEO’s and managers. The church has pastors. Last Sunday we installed Jeremy Rupp as a Pastor. Jeremy has been a part of King’s Cross since the early days of the church plant and has served on just about every ministry team in KCC. You can read more about him on our KCC blog post about him. Please continue to pray for Jeremy, Becca, and their growing family as they embark on this new adventure and responsibility.

May 30TH

We believe baptism is a joyful response to the command of Christ and symbolizes our death to sin and resurrection to new life. So it is the delightful duty of all believers upon their profession of faith as a way of going public with their identity in Christ. So join us this Sunday to celebrate new life through baptism.

KCC 2021 Summer Calendar

Arab Summit

On Saturday, June 5th, Crossroads Wauseon will be hosting an Arab Summit from 9am-1pm.  The purpose of this summit is to work to BEGIN to understand and be on mission with our Arab neighbors.  This will be a 1/2 day interactive training session.  You and anyone interested persons in your church are welcome to attend. This is a free event and an Arab lunch will be included.  

2021 Graduates

Last Sunday we honored those who are graduated from high school and college. Here are a list of their names as well as their plans for the coming years:


Ella is graduating from Northwest State Community College with an Associate of Arts in Visual Communication and Graphic Design. She has accepted a job at Savannah Weber Marketing company in Defiance in her field.

Claire is graduating with honors from Tinora High School this June. She will be attending The Defiance College this Fall to pursue degrees in business and interior design.

Kate is graduating from Archbold High School and will be attending Bethel University in the fall where she will be pursuing her bachelor’s degree in the Art of Education and Psychology.

Will is graduating from Archbold High School and will be going to Northwest State Community College for the first two years of his college education and then will look to transfer, where he will work on getting a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

Brayden is graduating from high school as a homeschooled student. He will begin working at the Weber Company as an apprentice in Heavy Machine Operating. Next spring, he will begin attending the Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship School.


Isaiah is graduating from Northwest State Community College with an Associate of Arts in Visual Communications and Graphic Design.  He is pursuing a career in his field, specifically in the state of Florida.

Alec is graduating from Ashland University and will be continuing to pursue his education at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando in August.

Maddie McMaster graduated this month from The Ohio State University with her Master’s in Social Work. She has accepted a therapy position at National Youth Advocate Program (N.Y.A.P) in Columbus where she will be working with youth who present with maladaptive behaviors or who have experienced trauma.

Colin graduated Defiance College with his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He plans to pursue his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in the future.

Jordan is graduating from Defiance College and will be staying in the Defiance area at her current job with an openness to her future.


The Book of the Psalms has been called the prayerbook and even songbook of the Bible. Throughout church history, many of the psalms have been put to music and sung in worship gatherings. So the Book of the Psalms was the original hymnbook. And it wasn’t just a collection of doctrinally rich songs but consisted mainly of prayers put to music. Many modern hymns and worship songs teach us great truths, but many of the psalms are prayers of praise, lament, and general cries from the heart. So in this sense we are praying as we sing praise to God.

This Sunday we are introducing a simple prayer put to music called “Seek First” recorded by Housefires. The words are simple yet powerful. It’s easy to learn and a great prayer to sing to prepare and guide our hearts to seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness.

Peace that passes, my understanding

Love that conquers, my fear and regret
Joy unending, eternal pleasure
In Your presence, my risen King

And I will seek first, Your kingdom
I will seek first, Your righteousness
And everything I need, You will provide for me
My heart is to seek first, Your kingdom

You’re all I really want, You’re all I really need
Father every breath I’ve got you have given it to me


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 recently re-launched Sunday Prayer Teams. These are KCC people who are ready and eager to pray for people as a part of the KCC worship gathering. 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. But 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 Dam.


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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