Crosscurrent Church began in the living room of Jason and Aimee Roberts with 9 adults and four kids on September 22, 2002 with a vision to plant a church in Virginia Beach that would impact the city with the Gospel. Over the years Crosscurrent has grown and developed sending deep Gospel roots into the city. Many have come to salvation in Christ, and new churches have been supported and planted as God continues to grow His church.
In 2007 John Allen moved to Virginia Beach to attend seminary at Regent University. Over the next 8 years, John met and fell in love with and married his wife Hannah while ministering through a few different churches throughout the city (with a brief internship in NYC). A few years ago God began placing a desire on John’s heart to plant a Gospel Centered – Spirit Empowered church in Virginia Beach. In 2014 John and Hannah felt led to align with the Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina with the intention of being equipped and sent back to Virginia Beach to plant. Towards the end of his time at the Summit, the founding pastor of Crosscurrent, Jason Roberts, called John and asked him to pray about taking the position of Lead Pastor at Crosscurrent rather than planting.
Sensing that it was God’s Call and with the blessing and Commissioning of the Summit, The Allens (John, Hannah, Asher & Adrielle) moved back to Virginia Beach in June of 2016 and John came on staff as the Lead Pastor of Crosscurrent Church. Like Jason, John has a heart for this city, and desires to see it transformed by the Gospel and engaged in the Great Commission to make disciples who make disciples of Jesus Christ, from the neighborhood to the Nations!