Get to Know Crosspointe!

About Us

At Crosspointe, our purpose is to glorify God in all we do as we seek to grow together in today’s challenging culture. As a pastor, I carry a burden for families and the challenges they face every day. One visit to Crosspointe will impress on your heart what we are all about–helping your family discover Jesus! We desire to assist you in your God-given privilege of loving your family to the Lord.

At Crosspointe, you will find a warm welcome at our front doors,  help with navigating our facilities, and a special place for each member of your family! From tender care in our nurseries, to character-building children and teen groups, to engaging Adult Bible studies, our goal during our 9:30 am hour on Sundays is to provide your entire family an opportunity to encounter our Lord where you're at during your visit. This hour is immediately followed by our worship service, in which we worship our God in songs, offerings, fellowship, and the proclamation of the Word of God. We do hope you will join us this Sunday!



Meet Our Church Leadership

Pastoral Staff

Thomas Shepherd

Senior Pastor




At Crosspointe, we are blessed with pastoral leadership who love God and the people God has called them to serve. Introduce yourself to them when you come to visit. They would be delighted to meet you!

Dan Fitzgerald

Administrative Pastor

Stephen Carlson

Academy Administrator

Nick Torberson

Maintenance Supervisor

Nichole Fitzgerald

Office Manager

Chris Lutterman

Student Ministries Pastor

Kim Shadday


Deb Fulford


What Defines Us

Our Beliefs

We believe a church is best defined by what it believes, and our beliefs, grounded in Scripture, truly shape our character. Read a little about where our church stands regarding the teachings of Scripture. If you have any questions, we'd enjoy an opportunity to sit with you and chat about these in more detail.

About the Scriptures

WE BELIEVE that the Bible consists of, and is complete in those sixty-six Books that have been measured, tried, found satisfactory, and considered to be the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God; that, not just the concepts, but the very words themselves are inspired; and, that it is plenary (completely) and equally inspired in all its parts.

WE BELIEVE that God breathed the Original Manuscripts (Autographs) of the Holy Scriptures into existence. We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbal plenary inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and practice, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed.  We choose to use the King James Version as a church as a matter of consistency.

WE FURTHER BELIEVE that God’s Holy Word is our only authority for faith, doctrine and conduct; that it is God’s complete and only Revelation to man; that, when the Book of Revelation was completed, nothing was ever to be added to it or taken away from it. (Which precludes the possibility of modern-day prophecies, “words from God,” visions, appearances of angels and revelations).

II Timothy 2:15; John 17:17; II Peter 1:19-21; II Timothy 3:16-17; Titus 1:9; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119: 11, 105; I Corinthians 13:8-10; Revelation 22:18-19; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12,13

About Man

WE BELIEVE that man was created by God, instantaneously, and without the necessity of any evolutionary process whatsoever; that he was created perfect, in the image of God; but that in Adam’s fall, sin passed on the entire human race, and man became totally depraved, and dead in sin - by nature and by choice; and, that the only remedy for his lost condition is repentance toward God and complete trust in the shed blood and death of Christ on the cross and in His bodily resurrection from the tomb.

Genesis 1:26-27, 31; Genesis 2:7; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1, 5; Isaiah 64:6; John 3:5; Romans 10:8-13; John 1:12; Romans 8:23

Where we've come from

Our History

The following is a brief timeline of our history here at Crosspointe, compiled by our 2nd pastor and current pastor emeritus, Warren Dafoe. In his words, we have come this far by faith!

Jan. 26, 1956

Birth of a church

On Wednesday, January 26, 1956, six people (Rev. Charles Smith of the Victory Baptist Church, Indianapolis; Missionary Paul Vincent; Joe and Virginia Watson; Jack and Betty Whitesell) met in the home of Jack and Betty Whitesell, 5 Bingham Court, in the growing subdivision of Eagledale to prayerfully consider starting a new church.  Under the leadership of Missionary Paul Vincent, The Eagledale Baptist Fellowship was established, which would be a weekly prayer meeting. This would lead to the establishment of a Bible preaching and teaching church in the Eagledale area. Saturday and Sunday afternoons were devoted to calling through the Eagledale neighborhoods, telling people about the plans to establish a church, and talking to people about their need of Jesus Christ as personal Savior.

Jan. 26, 1956

June 5, 1956

Charter signed

On Sunday, June 5, 1956, with tears of joy and praise, after singing, “Where He Leads Me,” a charter membership roll was signed by twelve people and the church was birthed.

June 1956

Official name

In May of 1956, a constitution was adopted by the church members, and in June, Articles of Incorporation were filed with the state of Indiana. The growing group was now officially EAGLEDALE BAPTIST CHURCH.

June 1956

July 22, 1956

First Services

On the Sunday morning of July 22, 1956, the first Sunday school and Sunday morning church service was held with 15 people in attendance.

Services were regularly held in a white-framed building on the south side of 30th Street, just east of the Georgetown Road and 30th Street corner.

Aug. 1956

Purchasing Property

Soon this building was too small for the growing congregation. With 15 members and NO money in the treasury, 2 1/2 acres of land with an old brick house on it, which had seen the Civil War come and go, located at 4950 West 34th Street was bought by faith in August 1956. This would be the new home of the Eagledale Baptist Church. At this time, the morning church service attendance had increased to 30. The inside of the old brick building was renovated by removing walls so church services could be held there. The choir sat in a room on the left side of the congregation. Joe Watson, a church member, built a pipe organ and played it for all of the church services.

Aug. 1956

Sep. 13, 1956

Calling a Pastor

A full schedule of services was held at the new location, including DVBS, a church picnic and fellowship dinners.

As the congregation grew, the need for a pastor was apparent. Several men served as interim pastors, but on September 13, 1956, Rev. Warren E. Dafoe was called to be the pastor.

Stepping out by faith, he began his pastoral ministry in January 1957. Under Pastor Dafoe’s ministry, the attendance and membership grew rapidly. As the attendance grew, Sunday school classes for children and teens were held in the basement, garage, and living room of Joe and Virginia Watson’s home, which was located next door to the old brick house where the congregation met for church services.

July 1957

Building Project

With $1,000.00 in the building fund, plans were made by faith for a new building to house the growing church.  In July 1957, a groundbreaking ceremony was held, also by faith.

July 1957

June 1965

Growing Pastoral Staff

In June 1965, Warren P. Dafoe joined his father on the pastoral staff as Youth Pastor and Sunday School Director.

Oct. 15, 1957

Growth and a New Building

Soon, it was apparent that Sunday school and auditorium space was needed. Plans were made to build more room. A groundbreaking service was held on October 15, 1967, to build on the north side of the existing building. This new auditorium and the “Gold Room” Sunday school space were dedicated on April 26, 1970.

Oct. 15, 1957

Fall 1976

Christian School Started

Eagledale Christian School was established in the fall of 1976.

Sep. 1980

Property Expansion

In September 1980, fifteen acres of land three blocks north of the church property was purchased to provide ball and recreation fields for the church and school. To accommodate the school, a gymnasium/school classroom building was built and dedicated on October 5, 1980.

Sep. 1980

Jan. 1985

Changing of the Guard

In July 1982, Rev. Warren P. Dafoe became Associate Pastor. In January 1985, Dr. Warren E. Dafoe retired as pastor and his son, Warren P. Dafoe, became the senior pastor.

June 2, 1991


During Pastor Warren P. Dafoe’s leadership, the south front of the building, the auditorium and the main lobby were renovated. A special dedication service was held on June 2, 1991.

June 2, 1991

Nov. 2000

Spanish Ministry

In November of 2000, we began a ministry to Spanish speaking people in our area.

June 4, 2006

50th Anniversary

On June 4, 2006, the church family celebrated 50 years of history with special services.

June 4, 2006


Pastoral Transition

In January of 2008, Rev. Warren P. Dafoe retired as pastor, and Lew Hunter served as interim pastor. In June of 2008, Dr. Rick Arrowood became the senior pastor.


Relocation and Change of Name

In October of 2006, Pastor Dafoe asked us to take a journey of faith with him to relocate. The church voted to relocate to property on the west side of Indianapolis.

In January of 2007, the church voted to purchase the Celebration’s Catering and Banqueting Facility at 220 Country Club Road.

During the spring of 2008, twenty-five acres of land with existing buildings located at 220 Country Club Road was purchased and the church buildings and properties on west 34th Street were sold.

Because of the pending relocation, the congregation of Eagledale Baptist Church voted to change its name to Crosspointe Baptist Church.

A building committee proposed plans to develop the land and build buildings at the new location as the congregation grows and more room is needed

In June of 2008, Dr. Rick Arrowood became the senior pastor.  Through the summer months, “the people had a mind to work” as renovations to the existing buildings at the new location were completed to house Sunday School, church services and the school academy.

The first service of Crosspointe Baptist Church was held on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, and a full schedule of services was held on Sunday, August 17th. Crosspointe Christian Academy began classes on Monday, August 18th.

A dedication service for the new location and renovated buildings was held on September 7, 2008.



Building a Heart of Faith

In April of 2009, we began our Building a Heart of Faith capital gains program. The Lord began to work in the hearts of our people and soon we had enough traction to prove to the bank we are solvent and our vision can become a reality. In May of 2010, we broke ground for our new addition, and on March 21, 2011, we dedicated our new Dafoe Family Life Center to the Lord! The $2,400,000.00 project provides 37,000 sq. ft. that includes:

  • Nine large classrooms for Sunday School and Crosspointe Christian Academy
  • Double High School gymnasium (that seats over 500 in the bleachers)
  • Two large locker rooms
  • Two restrooms and connecting locker hall way
  • Office for the athletic director
  • Concession kitchen with serving window
  • Spacious teen chapel that seats up to 75
  • Beautiful three bedroom apartment that sleeps up to 12, decorated by the elegant taste of Mrs. Jann Dafoe.
  • An expanded overflow area making room for 300 seats in our auditorium, which doubles for a fellowship area, as well as our school lunchroom.

Want to be a part of what comes next?

We have come this far by faith, and we want you to join us as God continues to grow our church into being what He wants us to be.



220 Country Club Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46234

Sunday Schools - 10:00 am
Adult Life Groups - 10:00 am
Morning Worship - 11:00 am 
Evening Worship - 6:00 pm


Prayer & Bible Study - 7:00 pm
Kids4Truth - 7:00 pm
Teen Time - 7:00 pm