We were reminded in last Sunday’s sermon that trials are an opportunity for joy and growth in the Christian life. One of the most counter-cultural claims in the Christian faith is that believers can have joy in their suffering because God uses trials to make us more like Him. What if God’s greatest blessing come through trials? Of course, pain and suffering are not good in and of themselves. Rather, we are to take joy in trials not because of how much they hurt but because of what it produces in us: godly character. Let us continually fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who makes it possible for us to have joy and know that suffering in this life will not last forever. One day we will be rejoicing with Jesus in heaven. Until then, we look forward to that glorious day!

All Church Picnic
Sunday, June 13th

Join us in fellowship over a potluck picnic on this Sunday, June 13th, immediately following our Sunday morning worship gathering at Latty Grove Park (610 Williams St. in Defiance). KCC will provide burgers and hotdogs. If your last name begins with A-M, please bring a dessert. If N-Z, bring a side. And bring games to play as well.


Students entering 3rd grade up to having completed 5th grade are invited to gather this Tuesday, from 4-5:30pm at Phil and Robin Nofziger’s home (1209 Fallen Timbers Dr) to learn more about the characteristics of God. If you are able and willing to help or have any questions, please reach out to Robin Nofziger or Courtney Herendeen.


Almost a year ago, we decided to make a new KCC t-shirt. Well, after some complications, we finally got one made. Now it’s available. If you originally signed up for a t-shirt, we have them reserved for you. But we also have extras. So if you would like a KCC t-shirt, we have them available for $10 @ the Commons.

KCC 2021 Summer Calendar


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 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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You can stay connected with all that is going on in the life of King’s Cross by signing up to receive KCC text alerts or the KCC LOOP email:
  1. KCC Info – Text “@kccin” to the number 81010 to receive KCC text alerts and updates
  2. KCC LOOP – Click HERE to sign up for our weekly email