MEET OUR TEAM

Hayden Norris

Lead Pastor
Hayden grew up in Buffalo, NY and graduated from The Master’s Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2005 after spending some time in the Navy and also receiving his BA in Anthropology in 1995 from Rollins College . He has spent time in many places all over the country but is happy to call Omaha and Crosspoint home since 2021. He is married to Heather and they have two sons and a daughter.

James Richardson

Church Admin & Global Missions Director
James graduated with his BS in Business Management from The Master’s College in 2009 and spent more than decade in finance (banking, accounting, financial management). In 2016 James and his family moved to Mexico City, Mexico to serve as missionaries. In 2021, James came to Crosspoint and completed his Master of Divinity from Western Seminary.

Simon Faries

Director of Worship and Media
Simon grew up in Florida and graduated from Asbury University in 2000 with a BA in Media Communications. He then worked for several years in the logistics field with Toyota and Hyundai. He received his Master of Divinity in 2018 from Reformed Theological Seminary and was in worship ministry in Colorado for 6 years before coming to Crosspoint in 2022. He is married to Julia and they have two daughters.

Kevin Penner

Youth Pastor
Kevin graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in 2012 and then went on to get his MDiv from The Bible Seminary in 2015. After graduating Seminary, he worked at a church as an associate campus plant pastor. He was thrilled to be able to come to Crosspoint in 2022 as the Youth Pastor and he looks forward to seeing what God does in the youth in Crosspoint and in Omaha.

Marilyn Busenitz

Children's Director

Keli Brindamour

Admin/Ministry Assistant

Mike Jones

Director of Care Ministries

Dave Norton

Facilities Manager

Elders

Brian Bartsch, Richard Colegrove, Walt Hamilton, Randy Lambert,
Hayden Norris, Doug Paziak, James Richardson, Robert Quiring

Our History

Crosspoint has been serving Omaha and growing its current ministry for over 50 years.

Crosspoint has been served by four full-time lead pastors. Since its beginning, Crosspoint Bible Church has been affiliated with the Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches, an association that stands firm on the fundamental doctrines of salvation by faith alone and the inspiration of Scripture. The FEBC is not a “denomination,” but an association of church.  Crosspoint Bible Church can structure ministry to accomplish its own discipleship goals, and through this, impact the Omaha Metropolitan area and the world.

The church began as a church plant in the Florence area of Omaha in the 1960’s. In the early 1970’s, it became Evangelical Bible Church, purchasing the current property in the northwest area of the city, at 78th and Fort. In 1972, the original building was dedicated, and the first full-time pastor called.
As God blessed Evangelical Bible Church with new people, the size of the church and building grew. In the late 70’s the building size doubled, and more than doubled again in the early 90’s.  In 2014, Evangelical Bible Church became Crosspoint Bible Church.

In 2017-18, the most recent expansion and extensive renovation was completed. A new parking lot, nursery, resource center, foyer fellowship area, and main entry drop-off canopy were added. In addition to numerous infrastructure improvements, the church office area was also expanded, adding sorely needed support and staff area.