Our Story


There are times as an individual, or as a couple, when you sense that God is calling you to move beyond where you currently are to seize a divine opportunity. It’s a moment you feel uncertain in but exhilarated that the Father is inviting you to take on a new adventure… one propelled by faith.

About 9 years ago, a stirring came in my spirit to plant a church. Ashley and I were not certain what that would look like or when it would come about but we were certain it was God’s Spirit leading. So we began praying for the Lord to clarify His will and timing for this opportunity. The time has come.

In July of ’08, my family, along with 4 other families that God also stirred, relocated to Wilmington, NC to plant Crosswinds Church. All have committed to the adventure of being a church that passionately loves God, loves people and actively impacts our community for Christ.

Crosswinds Church was launched in March 2009 in Belville, NC, a fast growing area just across the Cape Fear River from Wilmington.Chris Family

The vision for this church was built out of my own Journey of growing passionately in love with my Creator, Savior, God. Check us out and see what Crosswinds is passionate about. Let me be the first to welcome you.

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Chris Vernon, Lead Pastor