In 1987 Pastor Cross realized that he needed some additional training, so he went to Supernatural Ministries Training Institute in Midland, Michigan. He graduated in 1989 and was an instructor at the school until it went totally to video. Pastor Cross has served as an area and state director for the International Convention of Faith Ministries. He has traveled to Honduras, Argentina, Germany, Peru, France, South Africa, England and Yugoslavia on mission trips. His pastor is Mark T. Barclay of Midland, Michigan, an internationally known minister. Pastor Cross currently serves on Dr. Barclay’s International Ministers Network board. Pastor Cross has traveled extensively around the world holding crusades, medical clinics, seminars and church services in various countries. He has ministered a great deal in prisons, as well as being involved with planting other churches. He is the author of a daily devotional and prayer journal called, Setting Your Mind On Things Above. He and his wife Sondra who have been married 36 years, have seven children, and two grandchildren.
Sondra Cross has worked along side her husband Tim Cross in ministry for 30 years. She has seven wonderful children ranging from 31years to 16 years of which four are married. She has 2 beautiful grand children!
Sondra is currently the Music Director of the Arts Council of White Lake and Co-Director of the White Lake Chamber Music Festival. Having a dream and vision of great musical possibilities in the White Lake ares, she created the White Lake Chamber Music Society and joined with the ACWL in 2007 to build the music branch, impacting the area with great classical music. She, along with her board of some of the top business, community, professional musicians, and leaders in Muskegon County, developed and administer the leading Junior Strings program in West Michigan, the White Lake Guitar Fest, the White Lake Chamber Music Festival, a lecture series, and a Classical Music Series.
Sondra received her Bachelor of Music from Western Michigan University in Music Performance. She was a member of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra for 18 years, and performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony and Twin Lake Symphony. She has taught privately for many years and has consistently had students go on to be music majors and pursue music after high school. She currently performs with Solace, a flute/clarinet duo and Quint-essence, a woodwind quintet. In addition, Sondra has been a substitute music teacher, instrumental sectional coach, and is currently a saxophone and clarinet instructor.
All of her children were homeschooled until 9th grade, with the last one choosing to homeschool through high school. They all love the Lord and are involved in ministry in some way. She is passionate about continuing to grow and dream and believes that truly "nothing is impossible" with God!