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Portraits of Grace: Andrea

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

One of my greatest joys in life is also my biggest challenge- being married to the Asian Brad Pitt, Jordan Zhu. There have been moments in our marriage where dishes have been thrown, a couch became a bed, and there were feelings of being trapped. Just recently I wasn’t sure if our marriage could handle another baby; but here we are at the best place our marriage has ever...

Portraits of Grace: Anna

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

The first six months after I graduated college were some of the hardest in my life. That summer, my parents discovered that my little brother is gay. He didn’t come out to them, but they figured it out and it was absolute chaos. I really love my brother, and my heart broke for him in those weeks. A month later I moved to China and shortly after the move I started...

Portraits of Grace: Andrew

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

I was very insecure growing up. That along with being bullied made me associate self-confidence with the way I looked and carried myself.  Public perceptions shaped my thoughts and actions.  When I lost weight during college, I started to be more confident because people respected me more, and gave me praise for drastic transformations in looks and demeanor.  This...

Portraits of Grace: Lucy

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

I once read somewhere that circumstances don’t cause sin in your life, they only reveal. New York City was something of a rude awakening for me in that sense — I found that living in this city unearthed a whole lot of nastiness in my heart that never saw the light of day in suburbia and the relative comfort of the Midwest/South. Frustration became a constant, unwelcome...

Portraits of Grace: Andy

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

I’ve been incredibly blessed to be hired as an Airline Pilot when I was only 23, it is a solid career path with excellent benefits. It’s also a very comfortable position where it’s very easy to fall into complacency; quality of life was great and there was no eagerness/willingness to step outside of that comfort zone. I knew I’ve always loved this career path, but I also...

Portraits of Grace: Stella

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Aside from occasionally going to Buddhist temples, I didn’t really grow up with a religion. When I was 7, my dad was diagnosed with leukemia, and that’s when my grandma, who was the only Christian in my family, started bringing my mom, my sister, and I to church.Two years later, my dad passed away. My mom continued to bring my sister and I to church, and I wondered why we...

Portraits of Grace: Gary

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King's Cross Church. As "kingdom minded, kingdom people," we recognize God's work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

When I was a missionary team leader and church planting director in the Philippines, burned out, feeling like a complete failure, not being able to control nor fix our team, church planting endeavors, etc. experiencing the worst time ever in my ministry (at that point in time 26 yrs.). I was about to call it quits when I heard a 5 sermon series from the Old Testament on...

Theology of Faith: The Place of Work in the Story of the World

We asked some of our recent Equipping The Church (ETC)  class participants to share their reflections after a 4 week study on “The Place of Work in the Story of the World.” We hope this will help encourage you, connect you with else has been going on at King’s Cross, and help you consider if you’d  want to take the next round of classes when we offer them again in the near future!

“Prior to the Theology of Work class, my view of work was something that was necessary to complete, and to complete well. There always seem to be hurdles to pass when it comes to work satisfaction, employee...

Portraits of Grace: Norman

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King’s Cross Church. As “kingdom minded, kingdom people,” we recognize God’s work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

Growing up I wanted to be an astronaut. I went to Space Camp as a kid and grew up fascinated with science and the stars. I also grew up going to church and learning all the Bible stories in Sunday School. I was good at answering questions and knowing what happened in each Bible story.

At some point, I realized that the stories about origins in the Bible and the...

Portraits of Grace: Peter

Portraits of Grace is a snapshot into the lives of the people at King’s Cross Church. As “kingdom minded, kingdom people,” we recognize God’s work in every detail of our lives. We invite you to meet the people of our church.

These past several years, I really struggled with loneliness. I think that has been a huge part of feeling the weight of ministry is just that there is a perceived expectation that people have when you become a pastor. One of the first demands are for me “die to myself” for the sake others. I grew to love and give up a lot of my personal relationship so I can devote my...