In 2005 we had our first Christian Cross Festival in Norfolk at Skyview Lake! Our vision was to bring people to a neutral place that we could give glory to God through Christian Music, Christian Speakers and fellowship among the people that attended the event. Our team is made up of members from many local Christian churches. The festival came from a block party in 2001 where we put Christian Music with Fireworks at the Centennial for St. John’s Church. A picture that has changed many lives was captured during the fireworks on August 18th 2001. The picture is of two crosses; one of a lighted bell tower and the other of fireworks behind the church that looks like Jesus on the Cross! You can check out the picture HEREand a video of the picture HERE which zooms in more on the cross. It’s been an amazing 15 years since then. God has put some amazing things in front of us over the years where we see His presence!
The festival started on semi-trailers in the first few years. Then with the help of others in our community we got at a Pad poured and power added to make up our stage. A few years later some local industries and other sponsors came in and upgraded the stage with a permanent canopy and upgraded our power system to meet the needs of CCF.
The Christian music festival in Norfolk continues to grow and in 2016 we had more than 200 people come forward and recommit their lives to Christ. We also had 74 people come forward for the first time to ask Jesus to come into their hearts and commit their lives. We are amazed on what God is doing at the festival and how it has impacted so many lives.
We want to thank all the volunteers and sponsors that come forward each year to help put this festival together. We are in awe of God’s love for us all and how we have seen Him in so many things over the 12 years of the festival. We hope to continue this for many years to come with His Blessings. We give all the Glory to God!
THE CHRISTIAN CROSS FESTIVAL IS AN OUTREACH EVENT IN A RELAXED SETTING TO PROMOTE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP AND UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST. OUR PURPOSE IS TO GLORIFY JESUS CHRIST THROUGH CHRISTIAN MUSIC, TESTIMONY, AND OTHER TALENTS AS HE PROVIDES. THE ANNUAL FESTIVAL WILL ALWAYS BE OFFERED WITHOUT AN ADMISSION FEE. WE WANT TO CONTINUE THE FESTIVAL SO WE ENCOURAGE FINANCIAL SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS, AND FREE-WILL DONATIONS.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. KJV