Purpose

Why are we here?

Cross Driven is a non-profit ministry that was designed to serve our community while helping them LEARN from Jesus, LIVE like Jesus, and sacrificially LOVE like Jesus Christ. God’s Word (the Bible) will drive everything we do in this ministry. Focusing on how Jesus treated people, to how he lived his life and showed his sacrificial love even to the people who put him on the cross. In the world, we are driven by all kinds of things that never fully satisfy. And if we are honest with ourselves we know that there are selfish desires that can lead us to do unhealthy things. But what would it look like if we were driven by the one who created us? What would it look like to be selfless in a world that promotes selfishness? That is the question we will answer in this ministry. This would be an impossible task if Jesus did not finish what he started. But he did finish and now we can be led by the Holy Spirit which is only available through the cross. Therefore, we must be driven by the cross of Christ to learn, live, and love every single day.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20
The Journey

Learning about their story

The best way to understand the new journey they are on, we must learn about the journey they came from. Let’s see how that journey led Marq’ues and Krystal to create Cross Driven. 

Marq'ues Williams

Chief Operating Officer

Masters of Divinity (current)
6 years of experience in ministry
Associates of Arts in Graphic Design
6 years of experience in Design
Web & Graphic Design

Hobbies: Working on cars, art, watching anime, playing sports (mainly basketball), and playing video games.  

Krystal Williams

Chief Information Officer

Associates of Liberal Arts
Associates of Science
6 years of experience in ministry
10 years of experience in customer service

Hobbies: Reading (mainly historical books), journaling, photography, watching baking and cooking shows

As you can see Marq’ues and Krystal were on totally different paths. The things in the world are what was driving them. But in 2012, God intervened and they became one through marriage. This changed everything and their new journey through ministry began.

Five years later in 2017, this couple has touched thousands of lives who have been transformed by the power of Christ. God called Marq’ues to Pastoral Ministry. Krystal was called to use her gifts to support her husband and many other ministries such as women’s, children’s, and special needs.

In 2019, as their ministries were growing there were unexpected changes that happened out of their control. The changes caused them to question whether this was of God or not. Because they knew where God is heavily at work the enemy is not too far behind seeking to destroy what God has built. This brought them to their knees in prayer.

After they talked to God and sought His guidance through His Word (the Bible). God answered very clearly. As it says in Romans 8:26-28, even what the enemy meant for evil God meant it for good. It hurt them dearly to have to leave their ministries but it was needed for them to see that there was a new journey God was calling them to.

Now God has set them on a new path where they can be used again for His glory. With their multi-generational, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural ministry experience they can now help the world in a different way. The journey has begun and they want you to be a part of it. Join them on this new adventure to learn, live, and love through Christ. Because in the end they realized it was never about them, but all about HIM.

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:4-6
The Ministry

Living out the drive

Cross Driven Ministries otherwise known as Driven Ministries will help believers know what it means to be driven to learn, live, and love through Christ. By understanding the Bible in such a way that is practical and relevant we will be able to live it out in an ever-changing world. That would include using other means such as social media to engage those who are driven by things that will not satisfy. Please check out our Driven Ministry page to learn more.

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Colossians 3:1-4
The Service

Loving and serving sacrificially

Cross Driven offers services and items to not only show love but also to sacrifice by serving others. The best way to show love for someone is to serve them sacrificially. Jesus teaches and displays to us how important it is to give. So please let us serve you as we serve the Almighty God. By the way, our services are also another way for everyone to support the ministry. Please check out our Shop or Services page to learn more.

Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

John 13:14-17