Pointe Community Church was established in November 2007 in a most
remarkable way. God truly showed himself amazing as He brought about the
merger of two distinctly different congregations to form this wonderful
church. The merger we speak of is that of Crossroads Baptist Church and
Great Day Community Church. A history of these two churches follows.
Baptist Church was established in 1978 by Hilton Bradford and Belton
Deems and began holding services in the garage of Belton’s residence.
Willard Deems later donated land to the church for their first church
building which was located at the crossroads of Collard Valley Road and
Old Rome Road in Aragon, Georgia. The church experienced tremendous
growth and even after the building was expanded, quickly out grew their
In the summer of 2001 the property was purchased where
the church is currently located. In November 2002, under the leadership
of Pastor Tommy Cox, the church erected a tent on the new property and
began having services there on December 15, 2002.
A part of the
original church building was later moved to the new property with the
first service being held there on January 12, 2003. A new sanctuary was
added to the existing structure, which was completed on July 20, 2003.
Day Community Church was established in the spring of 2006 by a group
of individuals who shared a God given vision of a church that creatively
shared God’s love and saving grace through Jesus Christ by ministering
to all age groups. Dirk T. Gaylor was the founding pastor of Great Day
Community Church, which met at the Forum Civic Center in Rome, Georgia.
merger of the two churches came about after Harold Deems, a Deacon of
Crossroads Baptist, followed the leadership of the Lord, and little
prodding from his wife Vickie, and attended a service at Great Day in
September 2007. After the service Harold approached Pastor Dirk and
presented the idea of merging the two churches.
from the beginning it seemed as if the two churches naturally fit
together in that what one church had to offer the other church needed.
It was also very apparent that both churches shared a similar vision and
were open to making and accepting the necessary changes that a merger
would bring about.
several months of prayer and consideration, the two church bodies
followed the Lord’s guidance and merged, welcoming each other with open
Seeking a new beginning and a fresh identity, the church changed its name to Cross Pointe Community Church.
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