Living Word Church
Tim Cross is the Pastor of Living Word Church, of Muskegon, MI, a church he has pastored since 1985. He is a graduate of Supernatural Ministries Training Institute in Midland, MI. His pastor is Mark T. Barclay. Besides pastoring, Tim has done extensive work in prisons and on Televsion. He has traveled to almost 20 different nations ministering the gospel. He is heavily involved in Men’s Ministry, both in the USA and around the world. He heads up an outreach program in the Muskegon Public Schools, teaching biblical manhood principals to young men. Tim has also had great favor as an Ambassador to political and civic officials in his area. Tim is recognized as a leader in his community among the churches, as he has headed up ministerial and prayer organizations in the area, helping to foster unity and transformation. Tim is known for his boldness, excellence, innovation and leadership.
Tim has also been married to his wife Sondra since 1981. They have 7 children, all of whom are serving the Lord, as well as, 5 grandchildren.
Sondra Cross has worked along side her husband Tim Cross in ministry since 1984. She has seven wonderful children ranging from 33 years to 18 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!