Our Story

How it all started...

With the partnership and support of Canyon Ridge Christian Church and Central Christian Church, Senior Pastor Shane Philip and a committed group of volunteers began the journey to plant a church in Southwest Las Vegas that would reach out to the area’s swiftly growing population.

The Crossing, A Christian Church first opened its doors in September 2000 at Lawrence Junior High. Almost a thousand people came through the doors that day to be a part of God’s great adventure.
The fledgling church quickly carved out a niche in the community, averaging 600 attendees in the first year. After a move to Sierra Vista High School the following year.

In August 2005, the prayers and dreams of The Crossing’s staff, members and supporters were brought to life in a tangible way. Inaugural services were held at the newly completed 20-acre campus located on the corner of Buffalo and Windmill, and The Crossing now had a permanent home.

Over the next several years, The Crossing’s mission to partner with God to help people discover Jesus and the Journey saw further progress. In 2010,
The Crossing took a unique step to make a conscious effort to serve their community and impact their world for Christ. The Crossing started their annual serve day, where over 1500 volunteers each year have set aside a day to serve and beautify different areas of the Vegas Valley. The Crossing also committed to starting or building ten churches around the world, with this project nearing completion, some of these locations include: India, Ghana & Ecuador. This initiative has turned into our REACH: Missions which now has over 40 partners in 17 countries and 5 states, as well as regular serving opportunities in our community.
In 2017, The Crossing entered a new season where they wanted to take the message and impact more communities in and around Las Vegas. This led The Crossing to have neighborhood churches in different areas of the Las Vegas Valley.

In 2020, the pandemic propelled The Crossing's ministry more to expand the online ministry into a Campus where people are able to engage with the message and hope of Jesus and experience life transformation no matter where they are!

The Crossing’s story is still being written. With relevant, honest teaching, inspiring worship, and the dedicated service of hundreds of volunteers, The Crossing continues to hold out love and hope to people across Las Vegas and the entire world.