ABOUT US

We are so glad you are interested in CrossPoint Church. We are a community of believers who desire to listen to God well and obey God quickly. We are real people wanting to make a Kingdom impact in a restless, chaotic world. Our primary gathering is casual and meets on Sundays at 10am where we celebrate our God and learn from His Word. We hope you, your family and your friends will be our guests real soon.

OUR MISSION

LISTENING AND OBEYING

In Mark 12, Jesus tells us that the most important commandment is to “LOVE the Lord your God with ALL your heart, with ALL your soul, with ALL your mind and with all your strength…and to LOVE your neighbor as yourself!

 

In Matthew 11, Jesus promises rest to the weary and invites all those carrying heavy loads to a personal relationship with the King. Literally, Jesus is graciously offering to partner with us on the journey.

 

In Matthew 28, Jesus told His followers, who would soon become the church, to make disciples of all nations and then promised them His presence for the mission.

 

Our church wants to listen and obey our Lord. Simply put…we want to Love God, Love People and Make Disciples. Jesus Christ modeled for us how to do just that! We have the privilege to be salt and light in our neighborhoods. Though the CrossPoint community is far from perfect, we strive to grow in our love for God and each other as we teach people to know and obey Jesus Christ in order to enjoy and share Him with others.

 

We hope you will become part of the CrossPoint family as we journey together with our King!

OUR HISTORY

SMALL BEGINNINGS

  1. Originally known as the Fox Lake Baptist Chapel, our church started out as in-home weekly bible classes in February 1955.
  2. In June of 1955, Roger Bergeson was hired by the Midwest Baptist Conference to plant a church in Fox Lake, IL .
  3. Our first service was held on Sunday, October 30, 1955 with just 32 congregants.
  4. In those early years people of FLBC met in a beauty parlor, a pizzeria and even the Hamsher Funeral Home.
  5. On May 21, 1958, the formal organization of Fox Lake Baptist Church was formed.
  6. In 1961, we moved to our current location on W. Nippersink Rd and on April 9th the ground was broken for our first building.  The early church building is our current gym and youth area.
  7. Just 15 years later, an addition was needed and by the end of 1976 the current sanctuary was completed.
  8. 31 years after the building was complete, the FLBC family voted to change our name to CrossPoint and in 2007 we officially became CrossPoint Church of Ingleside, IL.

OUR STAFF

Rick Wager

Lead Pastor

Rick is excited to be part of the leadership team at CrossPoint Church. He joined the staff on November 15, 2016 as CrossPoint’s 11th senior pastor. While a recent addition to us at CPC, Rick began fulltime ministry over 40 years ago. Rick is a youth pastor turned senior pastor with a passion for doing life with people of all ages. His heart is to equip and encourage believers as they love God and love others.

 

In 2017, Rick celebrated 40 years of marriage to his high school sweetheart, Sharon. They have two adult kids– Josh (Julie) Wager and Kara (Scott) Wessman– and six grandkids. They live just up the road in Lake Zurich, IL close to their family. In his spare time, Rick loves to serve at Silver Birch Ranch in northern Wisconsin, going on missions trips, swinging a hammer, biking and riding horses. He loves the outdoors, coffee, his wife, kids and grandkids, the White Sox, the Bears and most of all his Savior.

Blake Peterson

Associate Pastor of Discipleship

Blake has been a part of the CrossPoint community since the fall of 2018 and came on staff in 2021. He serves as CrossPoint’s administrator. He and His wife Courtney live in Fox Lake, IL with their two children, Ashlynn, and Ezekiel. In his free time, Blake enjoys books, movies, theatre, disc golf and anything he can do with his family. Blake has a passion to see the name of Jesus lifted up and glorified and is glad to be able to serve a church community where God’s glory is of the highest importance.

OUR BELIEFS

ABOUT GOD
ABOUT JESUS
ABOUT CREATION
ABOUT THE CHURCH
HOW DO I BEGIN A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS AND RECEIVE THIS NEW LIFE
IMPORTANT SYMBOLS

HELPING PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS