Construction on Crossovers new facility will begin soon with Debartolo Development spearheading the work. The project is currently in the engineering and permitting process with Rodriguez Architecture firm. The church plans to officially move into the new spot later in 2010 in time for the 10-year anniversary of their Flavor Fest Conference the weekend of 10/10/10. In the meantime, Crossover is now holding their three Sunday services at the Comfort Inn Conference Center on E. Busch Boulevard and Nebraska Ave. Pastor Tommy says of the hotel space, Its working out great as its double the size of our former church, so its already given us room to grow during this transition period and we have plenty of space for kids and fellowship afterwards in the huge atrium. Our attendance has already shot up. Crossovers notorious hip-hop flavored Thursday night youth service is now meeting at Discovery Churchs Gym on North Armenia Ave.
With the church now reaching over 600 people on Sundays the members and staff are collectively reflecting on God's faithfulness in both its past and its bright future. This is Gods vision, so we know we're moving onto something better," Youth Pastor Kenneth Godbolt says. "We can see His hand in the whole process. When we made the decision to sell our property in late 2008, it didnt seem like the best time to do it as the recession was kicking in. Our former campus was a unique older facility on a back street with two and a half acres. The reality is that it could have sat there for years with the market the way it is right now. However, its proven to be an opportunity for God to get His shine.
The church is confident that business leaders, suburban churches and corporations will continue to step to the plate along with congregation members to help donate material, labor and finances for the project. The build out is estimated to cost over a million dollars and close to three quarters of that has already been raised. If you would like to invest in Tampas inner-city and make this dream a reality to see thousands of lives changed you can donate and view the video of the facility at www.crossoverchurch.org/growth