Our Past

First Faith Church

  • 1949: CrossWinds Church began under the name of Faith Church in Spirit Lake. It was founded as a church committed to the Bible, missions and children/youth ministry.


  • 1956: The church voted to affiliate with the Evangelical Free Church of America denomination.


  • 1973: The church relocated from 15th street in Spirit Lake to the corner of 28th Street and Erie Avenue in Spirit Lake and built the first sanctuary.

Worship Center Build   

  • 2012:
    Multi-campus ministry was explored as a way to better reach our region.  The stage, lighting and video capabilities were upgraded to enable Internet streaming and video campuses.


  • 2013: The congregation voted to become a multi-campus church.


  • 2014: Spencer Location PhotoCrossWinds voted to change its name from Faith Church to CrossWinds Church to have a unique name in our region.  The first campus in Spencer was opened.