One of the most important truths that every person needs to know about themselves is this: We do what we do because we want what we want. That is what last Sunday’s sermon was all about. When it comes to conflict, it is our internal desires that wage war. There is a war outside because there is a war inside. The solution is that we need new hearts and desires. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus can purify our hearts and give us new desires. This requires us to humble ourselves and resist the devil. Then we will be lifted up by our Savior.

All Church Picnic
Sunday, August 8th

Join us in fellowship over a meal on this Sunday, August 8th, immediately following our Sunday morning worship gathering at Latty Grove Park (610 Williams St. in Defiance). We will be having pulled pork sandwiches, which will be provided.  If your last name starts with A-M, please bring a side. If N-Z, bring a dessert. Bring games to enjoy with others or a whiffle bat and glove as we enjoy fellowship with one another.

Ladies’ Hangout
Friday, August 13th
6-8pm @ Kayleigh Tilley’s House

Kayleigh Tilley will be hosting a women’s summer evening of food and friendship at her home on Friday, August 13th from 6-8pm.  Please bring an appetizer to share and a swimsuit so as to relax in the pool.  If you are interested in joining, contact Kayleigh directly or click the button below and we will get you in touch with her.

Chicken Dinner Fundraiser
Sunday, August 15th
11:30am-1:30pm @ Independance Dam

The Independence Dam is raising money for future park projects including the building of a new playground and new shelters at the park. For $12 per dinner, you will receive: half of a chicken, two sides, a roll, and a drink. Tickets may be purchased to ensure your dinner prior to the event by calling 419-980-1424 or emailing

CPC Golf Outing
Saturday, August 21st
8am @ Eagle Rock

On Saturday, August 21st beginning at 8:00am at Eagle Rock Golf Club in Defiance, Ohio, Project Respect will hold its 11th Annual Golf Outing. In person registration begins at 7:00am that morning. The cost is $260 per team of 4 players or $65 per individual.  Registration fee includes 18 holes, cart, and lunch. Door prizes and cash prizes equal extra fun! You can register online by clicking on the button below.

FEC Certificate of Theology

The FEC Certificate of Theology is an exclusive track of theological education online at a fraction of the normal cost. If you are interested in being challenged to grow in your knowledge and relationship with the Lord, this is a great cost-effective option available for you. If you are interested or have questions regarding the certificate, please contact Matt Parks or Josh Wagner, or talk with Jeremy Rupp who has completed this certificate.


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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