The congregation at King's Cross Church had her first service on October 14, 2012. We were originally planted as a congregation of Living Faith Community Church (LFCC) and part of a church planting movement to create churches that reflect the beauty and diversity of our home, New York City. After over a decade of ministry in New York, LFCC grew into a ministry that primarily served Eastern Queens. In 2011, Ruling Elder Peter Ong and his wife Jamie, with the leadership at LFCC, started to pray for a new congregation to serve young adults and the Flushing community. Soon, God started to answer that prayer, preparing a core team that grew out of young people meeting in community groups throughout Queens.
In 2015 Robert Calabretta came on as pastoral staff. He and his wife Sara moved back into the Flushing neighborhood to be missionally engaged in the people and culture of Flushing. In 2018, Robert was later ordained and called as King’s Cross Church’s Senior Pastor and Teaching Elder as the church particularized, becoming its own church in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), having its own governing body of elders to help lead the church.
Today, Flushing is expanding and rapidly developing. Main Street has the highest foot traffic in all of New York City, second to Times Square. There is still a large inpouring of immigrants, outsiders, and “re-locaters,” seeking somewhere to live, work, and find community. As we live and worship and grow here, King’s Cross Church’s identity and vision has also grown over the years to see that there has never been a more pivotal time for the Church to be present in the lives of people and work of the Kingdom for the sake of our Triune God’s glory and praise.
King's Cross Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
Doctrinally, we are of the Reformed tradition, as articulated in the Westminster Confession and Catechisms, founded in historic Orthodox Christianity of the Protestant Reformation.