Crossroads Christian Center (Mt. Vernon, Illinois, USA)

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The Crossroads Christian Center, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, USA was a church plant in 2009 by the Southern Illinois Mission Partnership) (SIMP). SIMP was a cooperative effort of the Argentine-based Patagonia Mission Project and committed individuals and congregations in the Illinois Mennonite Conference to expand the Anabaptist Christian witness in southern Illinois. The congregation's leader was Jeff Ressler.

Sometime after 2017, Crossroads Christian Center withdrew from the Illinois Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA and became part of the Evana Network.


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Additional Information

Address: 1200 Perkins Avenue, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864



Denominational Affiliations: Evana Network

Pastoral Leaders at Crossroads Christian Center

Name Years
of Service
Jeff Ressler 2009-

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published January 2024

Cite This Article

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Crossroads Christian Center (Mt. Vernon, Illinois, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2024. Web. 17 Apr 2024.,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=178100.

APA style

Steiner, Samuel J. (January 2024). Crossroads Christian Center (Mt. Vernon, Illinois, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2024, from,_Illinois,_USA)&oldid=178100.

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