Ministry Leadership

Scott Baldwin - Pastor

 

Sandra Moore-Cafe'

Bob and Pam Duffy - Building Maintenance

 

Jesse Schuring-GLO Children's Ministry

I was born into a Christian family who are currently in fulltime ministry in Brasil. I trusted Jesus Christ as my savior at the very young age of 7. I wish that my life had been perfect after being saved, however,  I still remained a sinner,  and at times forgot about God and who He was.  The one thing that always stay implanted on my mind was that God wanted me. He pursued me and showed his presence to me in so many ways!  God helped me in providing for my family's needs, He answered prayers and protected my family from  many dangers, including death at times. My parents stayed strong in the faith, and lived for the Lord no matter the circumstances.  They  kept Him their highest priority in their lives. Seeing all of this gave me a desire in my heart to get to know and serve the Lord. I wanted to serve Him in fulltime ministry no matter where He was going to lead me.  I felt the Lord calling me to attend Word of Life (WOLBI) Bible Institute located in Pottersville, NY. to study God's Word and to grow stronger in my faith. After finishing the 2 years at WOLBI, I felt lead to do an internship in Brasil with WOL. However, God had different plans for me. He lead me to an amazing Christian family, Scott and Jen Baldwin and their 4 children. The Baldwin's provided a place for me to stay and an opportunity to serve at C3 in the Children's GLO ministry while I was preparing to go to Brasil. While serving at C3,  God has truly stretched me in areas of my life that I was longing to be stretched. I prayed about the possibility of serving half of my internship here in the states. With God's calling I felt obligated to talk with my boss about the possibilities. My boss gaveme  his blessing for this wonderful opportunity to be serving at C3 in Amsterdam NY. This is my story on how God brought me to CrossRoads. Upon completing my internship, it will be a little over a year that I have served at CrossRoads. I am grateful  for God's leading and for the amazing people I have meant along the way.

 

 

Sandra Moore - Secretary

You could say I was a "misfit" growing up. I was raised in a foster home with 7 children, 4 of us being foster children. Life always didn't seem right or fair. I can recall many sad times growing up and some "Happy times". At a very young age I rode the Sunday School bus to Perth Bible Church. I loved going to church. It was the place where I felt loved and secure. On April 28th, 1974 I received Jesus as my personal Savior. I began to grow in the Lord, I was hungry to know more about the Bible and to feel God's love because I felt no other. I grew very close to a few families from church.  In  my early teen years I became more involved with church activities. The older I got, the more I realized that there had to be more to life and more happiness somewhere. I began to pray and ask God to show me that. I prayed fervently for awhile and God seemed to work in mysterious ways. Through unfortunate circumstances He  provided a way for my sister and I to be removed from the foster home. I was scared, not knowing where I would live. God blessed me in a way I would have never imagined. He gave me a beautiful family that had chosen me to become their family.  I will never regret the pain that has brought me to where I am today. I married the love of my life in 1987 and God has blessed us with 3 beautiful children. God lead us to CrossRoads in 2011. In 2013 I became the C3 secretary. I am thankful for God's leading and for the many blessings I have received while serving as the Church Secretary.

 

 

D.A. Schuster - SonRise Center

Prior to departing for Vietnam in 1964, I stopped to surprise my sister and to say goodbye (I was flying out the next day). She had a Bible study getting ready to begin. So that I would have the chance to talk to her afterwards, I attended the group as well. The study was on Romans and a term that I had never heard of or understood before - GRACE. Two months later, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and surrendered my life to Him - I am forever changed. In April of 2002, my wife Linda and I stopped in Johnstown, NY with the intent of just staying for the summer to visit some family, but much to our surprise, God had other plans...and we just never left.Through a co-worker, we were invited to CrossRoads in December of the year C3 had opened it’s doors and have been attending and serving ever since In any capacity that He leads! In January of 2016, the Lord took Linda home after her courageous battle with cancer.

Chris Dimarco - Parking Lot Ministry

I was born to two young Christians who did a pretty good job teaching me about the Bible but all that knowledge wasn't a relationship with Jesus. I was a lonely kid but kept praying for that lonesome feeling to go away. The words “I am always with you” (Isaiah 43:5) kept buzzing around my head, something I knew but did really understand. Finally realized it wasn’t people I was missing,  I was missing a real connection to God. It was then I accepted the Lord. There have been many uphill battles since then, but also many blessings. My wife, Sandra, and I have been married for 10 years now. It was through one of her coworkers that we were invited in 2011 to CrossRoads for the first time! We came carrying many worldly burdens, but decided to commit ourselves to attending church regularly and are now both happily serving within the C3 Family.