Jesus will come to judge. This is a precious and uncomfortable truth that the Bible teaches and that Sam preached about in last Sunday’s sermon. However difficult it may be for us to understand, it really is good news. In fact, the justice that Jesus will bring is part of the gospel. He is both the judge and the one who was condemned in our place to make us right with God. Jesus is the judge who will come to put an end to sin, Satan, and those who do evil. He will also judge in righteousness those who have put their faith in him. This should be a great comfort to all God’s children but a warning to those who reject Jesus. After all, it’s only the guilty who should fear punishment, but there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:1). Praise God for His righteous justice!

Missions Meet & Greet w/Robert Manda
Sunday, August 7th
7pm @ 2nd Baptist Building

Kid's Corner

Next Sunday we will have the unique privilege of hosting Robert Manda, one of our ministry partners in Malawi, Africa. He is a pastor, church planter, and President of the Pastoral Training Institute of Africa. We have had a longstanding partnership with Robert. Just last March, Sam traveled to Malawi to meet up with Robert along with other ministry partners whom we support.

In addition to having Robert preach Sunday, August 7th, we will also be hosting a Missions Meet & Greet with him that evening at the 2nd Baptist church building (1945 E. 2nd St., Defiance) at 7pm. We don’t always get to hear about God’s work in Malawi from a local source, so come hear Robert. Desserts and drinks will be provided.

Church Picnic w/2nd Baptist
Sunday, August 21st @ Latty Grove Park
after our worship gathering

Kid's Corner

We are planning to join with our 2nd Baptist brothers and sisters for a picnic at Latty Grove Park in Defiance on August 21st immediately following our worship gathering. KCC will be providing the main dish: TACOS! If your last name starts with N-Z, please bring a dessert. If A-M, please bring a side dish. And start rounding up some yard games you could also bring.

Helping Ukrainian Refugees

Kid's Corner

In the wake of the war in Ukraine, millions of people have been displaced. American churches have lamented yet struggled to know how to help believers in Ukraine. Tim and Bert Shiarla feel led by the Lord to get involved. They have been connected with Pastor Ervin in Slovakia. The church he pastors has been helping Ukrainian refugees with practical needs, such as securing apartments, paying for rent, and getting them jobs. They specifically requested prayer, but you can give online by clicking the button below or put a check or cash in the giving box (make sure to include “Ukrainian Refugee Fund” on checks and cash envelopes). Learn more above Pastor Ervin and how to get more involved by reading our blog post.

Kid’s Corner


QUESTION: What is faith in Jesus Christ?

ANSWER*: Faith in Jesus Christ is acknowledging the truth of everything that God has revealed in his Word, trusting in him, and also receiving and resting on him alone for salvation as he is offered to us in the gospel.

*Children’s answer is the bold text



Psalm 91:5-6 – “You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

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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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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
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