Dr. Dennis Newkirk

We are happy to welcome Dr. Dennis Newkirk as our Interim Pastor beginning October 4, 2020. Dennis and Marcia, his wife, were married in 1970 and have three married sons and six grandchildren. They are both Phoenicians, now enjoying retirement providing counseling, mentoring, and other support to pastors, ministry families, and churches in numerous states as Founders of the Pastor Support Network.com. Dennis pastored churches in several states over 43 years, including 25 years as Pastor of Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmund, Oklahoma. He has experience leading a small church of 33 members as well as a church of over 6,000 members. Since retiring in 2017, Dennis has served as an interim pastor and guest preacher at several churches, most recently at Foothills Baptist Church in Ahwatukee. Marcia is a registered nurse and serves with Dennis in pastoral care, public speaking, and mentoring ministry wives. It is a joy and blessing to welcome them to CrossPoinTempe.

Please pray with Dennis and Marcia Newkirk as they begin their ministry here, that the Lord’s hand and leading may be evidenced in our midst.

At CrossPoinTempe Church it is our desire to:

“give living proof of a loving God to a watching world”

We are committed to introduce people to Jesus Christ, lead them to walk after Him, and equip them to serve Him through ministry to others.

What We Believe

The Scriptures

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.


There is one and only one living and true God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

God the Son

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.


Cross Point believes you must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in order to become a Christian. Jesus is the only way to attain salvation. You can receive His free gift of eternal life by following the steps below:

  • Admit that you are a sinner (Romans 3:23).
  • Believe that Jesus, as God’s only Son, died for your sins and because He rose from the dead, it is through grace you can be saved (Romans 5:8, 6:23).
  • Confess Jesus is Lord, commit your life to Christ and carry on a personal relationship with Him (Romans 10:9-10).

Baptism & the Lord’s Supper

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby believers memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

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