History of Crossroads

Crossroads Presbyterian Church of Limerick, Pennsylvania began its journey in the early 1990’s when the Presbytery of Philadelphia (www.presbyphl.org) explored the possibilities of planting a new congregation in western Montgomery County. In 1995, Reverends Scott and Sheryl Kinder-Pyle became intrigued with the challenge and adventure of the suburban congregation and accepted the Presbytery’s invitation to become its organizing co-pastors. Starting with ten people, planning began for worship services and a Vacation Bible School program. They were joined by John & Kass Bolles, as music directors. From there “Crossroads Presbyterian Church” was born.

The “Crossroads” name fostered the identity of people who gather at the intersection…”the intersection of the sacred and the secular, the intersection of the liturgical and the spontaneous, the intersection of the conservative and the liberal, the intersection of the modern and the post-modern, the intersection of the story of Jesus of Nazareth and the stories of those who seek something more.”

On Sunday, October 13, 1996, approximately 150 people attended the very first worship celebration in the rented cafeteria at Brooke Elementary School in Royersford. It was an exciting and exhausting day, which laid the groundwork for many of the milestones yet to come. In 1999 the growing fellowship became officially organized as a fully chartered congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) with renewed energy around the goal of our mission statement: “Meeting Christ at the Crossroads” we journey with all people into the transforming story of Jesus’ love, equipping them to follow in his footsteps.”

In time, Scott & Sheryl Kinder-Pyle we lead into new things, leaving Crossroads in 2006. In those times of
transition Crossroads was joined by Rev. Wonjae Choi as the Interim Pastor fo2 two years. Following her, Rev. Charlie Holt, continued to guide Crossroads as they searched for their next pastor.

September of 2011, Crossroads welcomed their current pastor, Rev. Brenton Thompson. Bringing a renewed energy for youth and families and an excitement for international worship music Crossroads still continues on the journey it began back in 1995.

Many people through the years have given of themselves to the vision of a “missional” community who waits and wonders at this mighty and metaphorical merging of roads. In turn, these roads lead out, perhaps as far as you, the person reading these very syllables. And maybe, since you’ve come all this way already, you might want to join us. You might want to dare a face-to face encounter. Or you might want to “ask directions” about what road to try next. Please do!