Scott and Clare Loughrige are Co-Founding Lead Pastors of Crossroads Church and Ministries. With a vision of starting a dynamic life-filled church, Scott and Clare were sent from a pastoral team in Downriver Detroit lead a group of friends to begin the dream of Crossroads. They are deeply committed to building a community where spiritual transformation is the norm and from a place of transformation — then take action in the world.
They serve in local and worldwide missions devoted to social justice and mercy and find no sacred secular split. They believe that social change emerges from a place of deep connectedness with Christ and a community of faith who will serve the world that “God so loved”. The Good News of Christ includes sharing both the written words of Christ and the Living Word through the compassionate action of Christ’s Body, the Church.
“We have chosen to stay at Crossroads for the last 26 years and live into a long-term covenant relationship to a local church. We have been blown away as this church continues to transform into the image of Christ and feel deeply grateful to have served this community in that process. Crossroads has been and continues to be a community that is transforming and impacting the world Jesus loves. Everyday this community challenges us to grow in faith, hope and love as they act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. We love our church.”
Clare and Scott also carry a deep commitment to strengthen pastors, ministry leaders and the churches they serve.
Our psychologist friend who works with leaders in crisis said, “Do you know what a miracle it is that after this many years in ministry you still love God, the Church and each other?!”
We realize it is a miracle but it has not been without intentional effort. We continue to bring our transforming selves to the work we do. We have not wanted to give a message that we couldn’t experience ourselves. As the VERY HUMAN pastors of this community, the parents of wonderfully developed (and very human) adult children and growing grandchildren, we have HOPE for the global Church. We have hope for pastors and leaders and all they are facing. We have hope that Christ can be experienced in this very broken world that Jesus died for.”