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About us

Crossroads has been around for around 20 years. We started as a Bible study full of uni-aged people who didn’t fit the usual church stereotypes

We wanted to read the Bible on its own terms, live in response and let go of whatever else cluttered the message. Over time we planted as a church, saw people believe, started international ministries, sent people away to college, got married, had kids, and grew in faith through good and tough times.

These days, at our 4pm service, there’s a lot of young families and a broader range of ages. We’re keen to meet you if you’re game to come along! 

Beliefs
Crossroads is a protestant church from the Presbyterian tradition. We believe that God is in charge of everything, the Bible is God’s word, and that we’re saved through no merit of our own.
Values & mission
We love living in Hobart. It’s exciting to think about what God’s already done in this city, and what’s still to come. Imagine ordinary people living in restored relationship with God and each other.
Ministries
Our Sundays are pretty typical church gatherings. We sings Christian songs, pray and listen to Bible teaching. We also run introductory Christianity courses, and meet in small groups during the week.
Leaders
Dan Shepheard
Dan’s got primary responsibility for the teaching at Crossroads and leads the pastoral work alongside the other elders. Dan would love to talk with you about American Barbecue and long distance running. Dan’s married to Miranda and has 3 girls and a boy.
Wil Longbottom
Wil’s an elder and is employed part-time to coordinate our mission events and initiatives. He’s got a good head for people, systems and process and will probably draw you into a discussion about an obscure history podcast. Wil’s married to Shiloh.
Luke Hansard
Luke’s been an elder with Crossroads since the church’s beginning. During the week he ministers to international students at the University as part of FOCUS. He loves to cook, ferment meat and grow vegetables. He’s married to Jan and has 3 boys.
Jake Tuit
Jake’s on sabbatical as an elder at the moment. Which just gives him more time for doing everything else. Drumming, moving chairs, managing rosters. He’s married to Cil and has a boy and a girl.
Nick Gross
Nick’s an elder. He heads up the music and helps out with church graphics. He’s married to Kate and has 2 boys. Half of the family could watch cricket all hours of the day and the other half not so much.
Damon Richardson
Our guest leader loves kid’s ministry, building things, and has a quiet way of getting down into the real guts of an issue, dismissing easy answers. Damon’s married to Tineke and has 5 boys.
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