History 

CrossPointe Church Historical Summary:

A mission Vacation Bible School was held at Raisinville Elementary School, August 17-21, 1981. This VBS was the beginning of the work in this area of Monroe County that became Raisinville Baptist Chapel. The total enrollment of Mission Vacation Bible School was 111 and there were 3 professions of faith in Christ. Out of the 33 faculty members, 8 became part of Raisinville Baptist Chapel.

On September 12, 1982, a business meeting was held at Dundee Baptist Church, Dundee, MI. The church pastored by Rev. George Bulson, agreed to sponsor the new work in Raisinville Township with George B.A. Fountain serving as the church planter. He would go on to serve the church as a Bivocational Pastor for the next 16 years. He would remain with the church another 10 years as a fully funded Lead Pastor. Services were to be held in the Raisinville Elementary School.

On October 5, 1982, the first meeting for the new work was held at George Fountain’s home with nine people present. Referencing Proverbs 29:18 –

“Where there is no vision, the people perish,”

Pastor George shared his vision for the new work.

At a meeting on October 12, 1982, the rental of the gymnasium and two classrooms were discussed.   The newly formed congregation committed to give 14% of the offerings to the Co-Operative program, and 1% of the offering to Associational Missions. A building fund was also established which later provided the resources to make a cash purchase of property for constructing a building.

The first worship service was held on November 21, 1982. Pastor George’s first message at Raisinville Baptist Chapel was, “Taking Life for Granted,” referencing Psalms 103:1-5. Sunday School attendance was 55, and there were 81 in morning worship. Offering was $476.90. There was one rededication and two additions by letter. Membership grew from 22 to 62 that first year.

On October 31, 1986, a deposit of $500.00 was given to TenEyck Associates for the property on Stewart Road. On April 14, 1987, $39,697.00 was given to Ten Eyck Associates for a 10.727 acre parcel of land located at 1675 Stewart Road. Plans began being made to construct a new building using volunteer teams from out of state and the church members. By God’s grace Raisinville Baptist Church would move into a new building.

On April 21, 1989, members of Raisinville Baptist Church celebrated the ground breaking of our $450,000.00, 220 seat church building on Stewart Road. The congregation proceeded to construct the new building. The first crew known as the “Master’s Craftsmen” arrived to begin the construction of our building on June 3, 1989. On June 17, 1989, Shiloh Baptist Church and Hughes Memorial Baptist Church joined us to do help with the framework, roofing and backyard Bible Clubs.   Gulf Coast Baptist Church came to help with general labor and electrical work. Corryton Baptist Church came to help with general labor and vinyl siding. Excel Baptist Church came to help with general labor, electrical work and backyard Bible Clubs. West Jackson Baptist Church came to help with general labor and finish work. Sequatchie Valley Baptist Church came to help with general labor and finish work.

By God’s grace and His provision, the task was completed and Raisinville members walked from Raisinville Elementary School to our new “House of Worship”, at 1675 Stewart Road thirteen months later, on May 20, 1990. We dedicated our new building on September 9, 1990.

On July 8, 1996, our very own “Master’s Craftsmen” group went to New Haven, Indiana to assist First Baptist Church in building a new sanctuary in New Haven, Indiana. This same group went on similar Missions Trips for years following.

In August & September of 2000, Pastor George Fountain, then President of the Baptist State Convention of Michigan, accompanied the B.S.C. M. Executive, Secretary/Treasurer traveled to Novosibirsk, Siberia, regarding a B.S.C.M./Siberian Partnership for 2000 – 2002. One year later, Pastor George and three others returned to Siberia for a second mission trip.    

On April 22, 2004, Raisinville Baptist Church celebrated being debt free as the balance of $12,153.59 building mortgage was paid.

The congregation constructed and dedicated our Pavilion on May 16, 2004, which cost approximately $53,000.00 to build.

Pastor George B.A. Fountain retired in 2008 and was designated as Pastor Emeritus. Dr. Tony Lynn was called to serve as Lead Pastor.

The church developed a Master Plan that includes phases 1, 2, & 3 for future building and expansion.

The church name was changed from Raisinville Baptist Church to CrossPointe Church in 2014.

Pastor Tony served the church for 6 ½ years when he was called to serve the Baptist State Convention of Michigan as Director of Missions in late 2015.

Following Pastor Tony’ resignation, Pastor Emeritus George B.A. Fountain was called to return and serve as Interim Pastor.

On November 1, 2016, CrossPointe Church called Jay Anderson to serve as Lead Pastor.

We look forward to what God has planned for the future of CrossPointe Church.