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Crossover Global, a church planting organization, desires to see God glorified by providing gospel access through the planting of multiplying churches among unreached people groups! Founded in 1987, today Crossover Global serves in more than 30 countries, has six ministry bases in, Brazil, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Moldova, India and the United States, and has planted thousands of churches among the unreached peoples of the world.
7520 Monticello Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: (803) 691-0688
Email: [email protected]
CEO/President: Ken Katayama
Chairman: Don Brock
Board size: 9
Founder: Dr. William Jones
Ruling year: 2008
Tax deductible: Yes
Fiscal year end: 12/31
Member of ECFA: Yes
Member of ECFA since: 1996
Crossover Global provides support, consulting services, and informational books for evangelistic ministries. Crossover Global sees itself as a worldwide mission ministry that also has North American ministries. Today Crossover Global works in partnership to help complete the Great Commission throughout the great continent of Eurasia.
Crossover Global has initially targeted the country of Moldova, which lies between Romania and the Ukraine, since it has few full-time missionaries. Crossover Global has the vision of a self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating church planting movement in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. To accomplish this vision, Crossover Global has developed the following two-pronged strategy: evangelizing people with the Gospel and equipping people for the Gospel. Crossover Global has launched two major initiatives:
Mission Moldova and Mission Mobilization
Crossover Global operates according to three core values:
(1) Authentic Christian Living (Galatians 5:16-24)
Crossover Global is committed to glorifying God by loving and obeying His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. Crossover Global believes that to live such a life is impossible without the enabling power of His Holy Spirit working in and through our lives.
(2) Biblical Authority (2 Timothy 3:16)
Crossover Global is committed to bringing every aspect of its mission and all aspects of its operation into conformity to the Word of God. Crossover Global believes the Bible is without error and is God's authoritative Word for faith and practice.
(3) World Evangelism (Matthew 28:19-20)
Crossover Global is committed to make Christ's "LAST" command its "FIRST" priority. Crossover Global seeks to fulfill the biblical mandate of the Great Commission by helping to make disciples of all nations.
Crossover passionately seeks to glorify God as a catalyst for planting multiplying churches among unreached people of the world.
Statement of faith
We believe the Bible is true, authoritative, sufficient and without error. As God's special revelation, the Bible is the only inspired text by God to humanity.
Psalm 19:7-11; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 119:160; 2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21
We believe there is only one God, Sovereign, Righteous, Holy, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists as one in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As Creator, the Triune God is completely different and distinct from creation. Therefore, creation relies on the existence of God.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; Isaiah 46:9-10; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5; Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:17-20;1 Corinthians 12:4-6
We believe that all things exist for the glory of God.
Psalm 148; Proverbs 16:4; Isaiah 61:3; Romans 11:33-36; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 2 Corinthians 5:15; Ephesians 1:3-14
We believe Jesus Christ is co-equal with the Father, is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human.
Matthew 1:20; Luke 2:52; John 1:1-4; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3
We believe Jesus Christ died as the sacrificial substitute to pay the penalty for sin and restore humanity to a right relationship with God, physically rose from the dead, overcame death itself, ascended into heaven and will one day return. By humiliating himself to honor the Father, he is honored and glorified by the Father.
John 1:29; 10:1-18; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4; 1 Peter 3:18; Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-53; John 1:20-21:25; John14:3; 1 Corinthians15:12-34; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7; Philippians 2: 5-11
We believe the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and Son. Is present in the world to convict of sin and make people aware of their need for Christ. Dwells in every believer from the moment of salvation, provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance for living in Christlikeness.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1Corinthians 2:12
As the crown jewel of God's creation, we believe that the human being is made in the image of God. However, this image has been tainted by sin, an active attitude against God. This attitude separates humans from God by birth and action.
Genesis 1:27; Genesis 6:5; Psalm 8:3-6; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; 5:8; 12-21; 7:18; Ephesians 2:1-3
We believe that the human being was created to exist forever, either eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation by faith in the finished work of Christ. The deserved penalty and consequence for sin is physical and spiritual death.
Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 3:19; Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; James 1:14-15; Revelation 20:15
We believe that salvation is a gift from God to humanity. Humans can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by God's grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ and repentance from sin can one be saved from sin's consequences, be reconciled to God and inherit eternal life.
John 1:12; 3:16, 18; 10:29; 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:21-26; 5:1; Galatians 3:26; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; Titus 3:5
We believe the Church is the Body of Christ, of which Jesus is the head. It is a group of believers intentionally practicing Acts 2:42 for the glory of God in their community and among the nations. The local church is an organic fellowship that grows through identifiable stages from its beginning, first being dependent upon others, and then moving toward independent maturity. During this journey, the Church becomes more organized, stable, influential in its community, and capable of planting its own churches. The purpose of the Church is to demonstrate the reality of the kingdom of God, to glorify God by loving him, raising up disciples and preaching the gospel.
1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Acts 1:8; 4:2; Mark 16:15-16
Crossover Global adheres to the Lausanne Covenant of Faith.
Donor confidence score
|Does the organization have a statement of faith consistent with historic Christian creeds and is that statement of easily found on its website?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have no more than 2 non-independent members?||No||0/10|
|Does the board have at least four independent board members for every non-independent member?||No||0/4|
|Does the board contain between 5 and 11 members?||Yes||10/10|
|Does the organization file a Form 990 and make its Form 990 available to the public?||No||0/15|
|Does the organization make its audit or review (if annual revenue is more than $1-m) available on its website?||No||0/4|
|Is the organization a member of the ECFA?||Yes||9/9|
|Is the CEO/President's compensation within one standard deviation of the median compensation?||Yes||4/4|
|Did the organization operate at a net profit (revenue greater than expenses) in the most recent year?||No||0/4|
|Does the organization refrain from owning or leasing a private aircraft, or having fractional interest in one, that is primarily used for travel by the organization's leaders?||Yes||4/4|
|For the past five years, has the organization been free of any lawsuits or administrative actions filed against it by an employee, client, board member, vendor, donor, or other related party?||Yes||4/4|
|Are author royalties and speaking engagement fees paid to the organization, and not the individual?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization require its employees to affirm upon hiring the statement of faith of the organization?||Yes||4/4|
|Is the board chair an independent member of the board?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have term limits?||No||0/4|
|Have there been no public accusations of misdeeds against the organization, founder, CEO, senior pastor, or board members in the past five years?||Yes||4/4|
|Has the organization refrained from the use of non-disclosure agreements?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization have an overall financial efficiency rating of at least 2 stars?||No||0/4|
|Total donor confidence score||55/100|
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Sector: Evangelism Support
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|Receivables, inventories, prepaids||$0||$28,688||$38,414||$31,802||$30,886|
|Other current assets||$26,363||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total current assets||$576,251||$715,652||$662,786||$632,620||$626,903|
|Other long-term assets||$0||$0||$123,527||$107,063||$90,739|
|Total long-term assets||$1,118,057||$1,143,212||$1,193,572||$1,200,048||$1,206,669|
|Payables and accrued expenses||$29,471||$27,146||$8,847||$19,138||$15,789|
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|Total current liabilities||$29,471||$27,146||$8,847||$19,138||$15,789|
|Due to (from) affiliates||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Other long-term liabilities||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total long-term liabilities||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Without donor restrictions||$1,385,676||$1,493,077||$1,459,591||$1,459,463||$1,454,062|
|With donor restrictions||$279,161||$338,641||$387,920||$354,067||$363,721|
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|Program service revenue||$0||$0||$378,909||$385,165||$293,918|
|Total other revenue||$150,399||$104,485||$400,285||$418,327||$324,862|
|Management and general||$370,486||$350,937||$554,121||$514,817||$334,283|
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|Total change in net assets||($115,762)||($15,793)||$33,981||($4,253)||$171,438|
|Fabio Katayama||Sr. Vice President||$108,998|
|Simeon Atkinson||Chief Financial Officer||$59,137|
|William H Jones||President||$24,851|
Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019
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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/19/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]
In June of 1987, while in Singapore attending the Younger Leader's Conference (a conference of young leaders from around the world sponsored by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization), Bill Jones, after two years of prayer, decided that God was leading him to challenge Christians to complete the Great Commission. Three months later, Crossover Communications International ("CCINT") was founded. CCINT set out to create the vision, impart the skills, and provide the opportunities necessary to mobilize Christians for the evangelization of the world.
After one year, the ministry moved into office space that was provided by a local church in Atlanta. In this new location, CCINT staff specialized in leading conferences, writing materials, and taking teams on short-term mission trips. During this time God provided CCINT with an ever-expanding mission platform. In 1990, at the invitation of Columbia International University, CCINT relocated to Columbia, South Carolina, where Bill Jones (founder of CCINT) joined the CIU faculty to teach evangelism.
In 1994, as a result of significant opportunities overseas, CCINT underwent a paradigm shift. The organization was no longer a North American ministry that also did mission work, but a world-wide mission that also did North American ministry. Today CCI-USA and CCI-Brazil work in partnership to help complete the Great Commission throughout greater Eurasia.
1987 - Crossover Communications International (now known as Crossover Global) is founded in Atlanta, GA.
1995 - Crossover Global begins "Mission Moldova" with the goal of planting 5 new churches in Moldova. By 1999 a total of 11 churches were planted.
1996 - Crossover Global establishes a second sending base in Brazil.
2000 - Crossover Global launches "Mission Black Sea" with the goal of planting 100 new churches in the countries surrounding the Black Sea. By 2008 a total of 100 churches were planted.
2004 - Crossover Global establishes a third sending base in Moldova.
2009 - The three bases of Crossover Global launch the "16:9 Initiative." The goal called for 25 new churches among the largest unreached people group in Central Asia. By 2011 a total of 58 churches were planted
2010 - The Crossover Foundation is established to serve as a deferred gift ministry resourcing Crossover's global church planting efforts.
2011 - The Crossover Global team launches "Vision 2020" with a goal of establishing 2000 multiplying churches among unreached peoples by the end of 2020. By October of 2019 a total of 2,000 churches were planted.
2013 - Crossover Global and Turkish World Outreach (TWO) take final steps as TWO merges with Crossover Global. The merger allows for an even greater impact in reaching Turkic Muslims for Christ.
2017 - Crossover Global establishes a fourth sending base in the Caucasus.
2018 - Crossover Global establishes a fifth sending base in Central Asia.
2019 - The Crossover Global team launches "Mission Impact" with goal to plant 4000 brand new multiplying churches by the year 2024 for a total of 6000 churches.
2020 - Crossover Global establishes a sixth sending base in India.
3,317 total churches planted through Crossover Global