We are in Louisburg, Kansas, and have been since the mid-1980s, continually striving to Glorify God by Enjoying Him Forever. Together, we are fellow pilgrims on an excellent wilderness trek, always conscious that we are participants in the exodus of Christ from the grave.
Our church was birthed out of the big-hearted effort of multiple congregations and missions organizations, including Builders for Christ who came and constructed our facilities. Denominationally, we belong to the Southern Baptist Convention of churches. We desire to delight in the one True God: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Christ is the beginning, the center and the aim of all of our fellowship, praise, prayer, worship and sermons.
We enjoy Word-centered fellowship, friendship and worship. Preaching Christ from the Old and New Testament is the commitment of the church and the means by which we protect our fellowship and friendship.
About Our Members
The ages and backgrounds of our church members run the gambit. Some drive in from out of town, some live in the country, some live in Kansas City, some live in Louisburg, some have kids, some are retired, some are single, some are married, some are getting ready for college, others are taking care of aging parents. Some are from Catholic backgrounds, some are Presbyterian, some Methodists, some Baptists, and some have grown up poor while others have lost everything; some are experiencing uncertain futures, while others have great jobs and are a source of financial assistance to others. In all of this, we all have something in common: we hunger for Christ. Christ defines who we are, and all these other distinctions pale in the light of the great work he is doing in building for himself a family — a band of sojourners on a journey to our inheritance.
Steve has an MA in Biblical Archaeology, has served on staff in Israel on archaeological digs, and is working on his PhD in Biblical Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and Susan met in high school and went to Southwest Baptist University together where they were married. She studied elementary education and he studied mathematics. After completing their undergraduate work, they moved to the Kansas City area where he works as a software engineer. After completing his seminary training in 2006, they came to Eastside Church of the Cross.
Susan ministers to children as a home school mom and as Principal of Geneva Academy — a university for kids that she started through the church.
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Jeffrey Jacobs has studied music at UMKC where he worked on his bachelors degree. He has a deep passion for theologically sound hymns, and the worship of Christ.
Jeff has also been identified by the church for his gifts in preaching, a love of Scripture and a desire to serve the church; he enjoys Biblical languages and is continuing his studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeff has a wife and two children.
Jeff and Steve have been friends for many years. Now they are serving God together at Eastside Church of the Cross.