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Portraits of Grace: Brian

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 hospitalized for a week during senior year of high school due to a ruptured appendix. That week was especially agonizing as I was spiking 104F fevers and had to wait 2 days for the doctors to attempt to drain my appendix, which was ultimately unsuccessful so they removed it. I was bedridden after the surgery in a very vulnerable/humble/weak state. I was very lonely...

Portraits of Grace: Jovita

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 we first found out we were pregnant, I didn’t believe it. I must have taken 5 pregnancy tests and we waited days before sharing the news with even the closest people in our lives. Charles and I had been trying to conceive for 2 years. By that time we had failed 6 cycles of intra-uterine insemination (IUI) and were planning on doing IVF the following month. As a Nurse...

Portraits of Grace: Nico & Noah

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.

Who do you want to be when you grow up?

– Nico: “A fish scientist.”

-Noah: “A zoo keeper.”

What is your favorite thing about church?

– Nico: “I like CEM because we can do activities.”

– Noah: “I like worship because we can sing songs!”

When you think of Jesus what do you think of?

– Noah: “I think about the cross, because he died on the cross to make my sins go away.”

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Portraits of Grace: Jamie

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.

During the first year that our family moved into Flushing, I was at a birthday party with the boys at Chuck E Cheese. I was getting ready to redeem our tickets as a young boy begins speaking to me in Mandarin. My first thought was, ‘Why is this obnoxious kid yelling at me?’ I had gotten stuck in traffic, fought for a parking space, and dragged the kids through a busy...

Portraits of Grace: Joanne (2 of 2)

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 have an eating disorder and it’s something that I’ve kept a secret for a very, very long time. Growing up, I always teetered between being average and overweight. This is great for people with eating disorders because no one suspects that you’re bulimic and quietly hating yourself.

When I was in the 6th grade, Teen People Magazine wrote an article about Jamie-Lynn Sigler...

Portraits of Grace: Joanne (1 of 2)

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 6 when I first learned how to unlove myself. A classmate told me that my eyes were too small, my nose was too flat and my body was too big. I was a minority within my peers, TV shows and even my Barbies told me I was different. It’s like being an extra puzzle piece; I was someone that could never fit in. In art class, I used to draw “myself” with blonde hair and blue...

Portraits of Grace: Matt

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.

My first year of teaching was the worst year of my life. I was fresh out of undergrad and I had only completed a short stint of summer school student teaching before being thrown into the fire. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing as I was learning new teaching and math techniques on the job while attending grad school. Each day was filled with dread as I had little...

Portraits of Grace: Diana

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.

Sam and I had a very traumatic time at our first church, where I became a Christian. People were doubting the integrity of the pastor, who was a close friend to us. And it was very heartbreaking when it happened. There was a lot of mistrust. In the beginning we supported the pastor because we thought he was right. But we slowly realized that while there were aspects in...

Portraits of Grace: Justin

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.

Basketball ministry has given me a great opportunity to share knowledge with the kids. When I was younger, I developed a love for the game through watching games on TV and attending camps as a kid. But I’ve also always loved developing relationships with younger people. It’s been a longtime passion of mine—I used to do VBS at my old church and gave up my lunch periods to...

Portraits of Grace: Brendon (2 of 2)

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’ll admit, transitioning to Flushing was difficult. Our church is big on moving into the community and getting to know the people here, so I thought I’d move and try to, you know, affect the community. Initially, I was so encouraged—these little kids playing in the hallway of my building wanted to get to know me, and I had such high hopes that they went to P.S. 20 since...