A recent Gallup Poll survey found that for the first time in 80 years, Americans’ membership in houses of worship dropped below 50 percent. The decline in church membership appears to be primarily a result of more Americans expressing no religious preference. The church more than ever needs to be intentional about outreach and discipleship. One way we seek to do this is by affirming together during our Sunday morning worship gathering the New City Catechism, a modern-day resource aimed at helping children and adults alike learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith in 52 questions and answers, one for each week of the year. This free resource as a Web App or Mobile App. Each question and answer has the choice between a simplified children’s answer as well as a more in-depth adult answer, Scripture passage, short commentary, and a kid-friendly song as a fun way to learn these core truths of the Christian faith. This is just one of many ways to grow in knowledge of the Lord and the Bible. Another way is through serving in community with others. Scroll down for opportunities to get involved in the community.

2021 Defiance Community day of Prayer

You are invited to join the annual Defiance Day of Prayer Thursday, May 6th, virtually, via Zoom. This is a free event. The program will begin at noon and end at 12:30 PM. The keynote speaker this year will be our very own Phil Nofziger, Defiance Area Director and the NW Ohio Field Representative for LifeWise Academy. This year’s theme is centered around Matthew 19:14, “Let the little children come and not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these,” and will feature prayers led by local community members. So if you are able, tune in to support Phil.

Guys’ Camping & Canoeing Weekend
May 7th-8th

All guys are invited to spend some time camping, canoeing, playing, and just enjoying the company of one another in the great outdoors at Matt Woodcox’s place near Antwerp, OH. We encourage you to bring sons and dads or grandfathers. Come just for Friday evening or Saturday canoeing or both. Bring outdoor camping, fishing, and/or canoeing gear. Stay informed by texting @kccguys to 81010. We will be sending out updates on food and other logistics. Or fill out this contact form.  

May 16TH

When it comes to summer time, people often look forward to two major things: warmer weather and being outside. Why not also thrown sharing a meal with others? Join us in fellowship over a meal on May 16th immediately following our Sunday morning worship gathering at Latty Grove Park (610 Williams St. in Defiance). KCC will provide pizza. Bring a side, dessert, and games to play.


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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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