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About Us

Church of the Cross offers a casual environment and a friendly community in which you can connect with God and others. We invite you to join us for an uplifting and blended worship and a relevant message in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. 
Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship passionately, love extravagantly, and witness boldly, and we strive to carry out that mission in all that we do through worship, small groups, service and mission.  If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to explore the information on this site or contact us for more information.

Our Story

Church of the Cross was originally planted as a mission church of the former Broadway Methodist Church on April 19th, 1959, when a caravan of vehicles, and around 100 people, left the parking lot of Broadway in Toledo's Old South End and drove to the Glendale School, which was located across the street from our present church, and began meeting in the school building. The church met in Glendale School until 1968, and was originally known as the Glendale extension of the Broadway Methodist Church.

We still have a number of charter members who made that trip who are a part of the church family. Several years ago we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Church, and we give God thanks for those pioneers and visionaries who laid the groundwork for Church of the Cross to legally come into existence on June 1st, 1962. The first worship service in the original section of the building occurred in early 1968. Major building additions were also completed in both 1985 and 2001-2002.  Church of the Cross disaffiliated from the United Methodist Church in 2022, and is affiliated with the Global Methodist Church.


We look forward to the next 50 years, believing that God will continue to bless our efforts to positively impact our community for Jesus Christ. We would invite you to come and see for yourself the great things that are happening here at Church of the Cross.

Meet The Team


Joel Schutte



Mark S

Choir & Ensemble Director


Lisa W

Creative Arts Coordinator


Heather N

Administrative Assistant


Aaron K

Bell Choir Director

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Tom M

Tech Manager


Kristin M

Children and Family Discipleship Coordinator


Charles B


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Kaitie M

Youth & Family Discipleship Coordinator


Yvette S

Praise Team Coordinator

Kim B


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