MERGER STORY

Cross Church McAllen Campus & Iglesia Del Pueblo

Cross Church has been actively providing ministry in the upper valley since 2017 and is now merging its

local campus in the McAllen area with another recognized local ministry, IDP.  The campus will now be called the Cross Church ID McAllen Campus.

 

Cross Church was founded by Pastors Jaime and Rose Mary Loya in 1995, and since its start 26 years ago it has served thousands of families in the region through church services and educational and outreach endeavors. The family focused and community-oriented church has nearly 4,000 members and in recent years has grown to five locations across the Rio Grande Valley. In addition to the McAllen campus, the church has campuses in Brownsville, Raymondville, San Benito and Laguna Vista, Texas. The church's mission is to help people cross over from sin and death to new life in Christ.

 

Iglesia del Pueblo was founded in 1987 by Pastors Juan and Rosalinda de la Garza in Mission, Texas. Throughout its 33-year history, IP grew to 2,000 members and quickly became a standout, thriving church ministry in the upper valley garnering attention and recognition from community leaders. Pastor Juan de la Garza and his ministry have offered numerous community programs and have served thousands of families over the years with various outreach efforts including partnerships with local cities and other nonprofit organizations. "We consider it a blessing to be joining our church ministry with Cross Church in the McAllen area. Pastor Loya and Cross Church are a prominent ministry in our region and across the country. We believe that God has brought our ministries together and we look forward to continuing to reach more people with the gospel of Jesus Christ and be of resource to our communities," said Pastor Juan de la Garza.

 

'It's an exciting season for our church and team. This merger of our McAllen campus with IDP is an opportunity for us to be able to do more and reach more people. We believe in the strength of partnerships and we are honored that Pastor Juan de la Garza and his church congregation have seen fit to become part of our church ministry. Cross Church will continue to provide Christ-centered ministry for families and continue to expand our reach to fulfill our mission and offer excellent ministry to the upper valley," said Pastor Jaime Loya.

 

The official start of the Cross Church IDP McAllen Campus was Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. The campus will offers two services to the community, a 10am English Service and a 12pm Spanish service at the Embassy Suites located at 800 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen, TX. 78501.

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