Mark Appleyard As a leader, Pastor Mark Appleyard is known for his willingness to consistently push the boundaries of possibility. As a church pastor, he is referred to as one who believes in the power of God expressed through the local church, always doing whatever he can to inspire people toward releasing the greatness God has placed in each local congregation. But at HOME - Crossroads Church NC - Pastor Mark is most loved for being the pastor who loves God and people, and a speaker of life whose passion is to raise the tide of people's spirits to join with Holy Spirit and lead them from glory to glory to glory.
Julie Appleyard Julie is passionate about seeing all people restored to their true identity, gain a revelation of their true worth and inspired toward 'all out worship' of The King. She is a beloved leader with a discernment gift that God uses with power to release people to walk in the fullness He created them for. Julie's passion for God and people is causing a wave of blessing to be released across our county that will spark the flame of revival culture.
VISION Pastor Mark was once asked what he saw when he asked God to reveal the vision of Crossroads to him. This was his reply: " I see a church so influential that the city cannot ignore it and so large that buildings cannot contain her growth. I see her as a beacon of hope, a light on a hill to a hurting and dying world, where people are drawn in their masses to receive salvation, healing wholeness and freedom.
She is a church that causes the enemy to tremble, social ills to decrease and the glory of the Lord to be manifest and revealed. She is the church that is known for robbing hell and populating heaven with the people Jesus paid for and for causing the earth to shake and the cosmos to stand and take notice due to a chorus of worship that rises up, the likes of which has seldom been seen before.
I dream about a church of bold declaration, proclamation and Kingdom revelation. A house of transformation where dead spirits are restored to complete image bearers of their King.