Planted in La Puente, CA, rooted in Christ.
CrossBridge Fellowship was founded by prayer and birthed by servant minded Christians who believe in the unification of generations within the church. CrossBridge began as three separate ministries who saw the need for unity within a multi-generational, church. Formed from the merge of Emmaus Community Church, Highlands Cornerstone Church, and Koinonia House Ministry, CrossBridge Fellowship aims to connect people together to humbly serve, build, and live out the Kingdom of God.
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Three Ministries, One Story.
The unexpected way in which three ministries formed
can only be described as God’s divine design. Through guidance, prayer, and
a little bit of chance, three separate ministries united together in 2019 to begin
the process of creating one unified body.
A Little Bit of Chance.
During the end of 2018, Emmaus church, having just sold their
building, started to share space with Koinonia House. After Emmaus
members attended Koinonia’s retreat, members from both ministries started
to build a kinship with each other. Both ministries were second generational
English ministries dependent on a first-generation Korean church. Both
ministries were tight-knit communities with relationships that spanned many
years. Yet at the time, the chance encounter seemed to be nothing more
than a temporary arrangement.
United by Design.
However, unknown to either ministry, God was at work behind the
scenes. For many years the Holy Spirit had been pushing and prodding for
Pastor Oh, the then senior pastor of Highlands Cornerstone Church, to meet
with Pastor Lee, the then senior pastor of Koinonia House’s parent church.
Pastor Lee’s vision was to build up, support, and inspire the second-
generation church. His plan was to equip Koinonia House with the tools and
resources to become its own independent church rather than a dependent ministry.
At first, Pastor Oh was hesitant to meet with Pastor Lee because of his
current commitments, but after many months of leading by the Holy Spirit,
Pastor Oh agreed to meet with Pastor Lee. That meeting started the journey
of creating a new church. Pastor Oh heard and agreed with Pastor Lee’s
vision to build a multi-generational church that would invest in future
Christians. Pastor Oh agreed to lead this new endeavor and provide
guidance and leadership.
Fighting for the Future.
On Easter Sunday 2019, the three churches had service together for
the first time to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This
moment would mark the start of a unification of God’s churches that had
formerly been separate but were now working to become one.
Crossbridge Fellowship was formed from three separate ministries with
their own struggles and stories. We welcome you to join us to add your own story
to our God-willed tapestry. We hope that our story of three ministries becoming one church can
become a story of many people becoming one body of Christ.