Crossroads Church is a community of believers whose mission is to reach our city with the love of Jesus and to create passionate disciples who follow Jesus.
Shane & Wendy Allen
Pastor Shane grew up in Sherman, Texas, where he graduated high school. He met his wife Wendy when he was 23 years old through a mutual friend while at a friend’s lake house.
In 1994, Shane had to move back home to recover from shoulder surgery. During this time, his little brother Chance led him to a Sunday morning service at First Assembly of God in Sherman. On that Sunday night service of July 10th, 1994, his life was changed forever. He accepted Christ as his savior, and as the Bible states, he became a new creature. “2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
Later that month, Wendy attended First Assembly after being invited by Shane and his brother Chance. She would get saved that Sunday evening. Shane and Wendy were engaged later that year and would marry in June of 1995.
Shane felt the call to ministry, so Shane and Wendy went to attend Ozark Bible Institute in Neosho, Missouri. While attending OBI, Shane and Wendy became outreach leaders. They held various preaching and singing services, and took students to different churches throughout the U.S. Shane would also lead the OBI weekly outreach McDonald County jail ministry in Pineville, Missouri.
After Graduating from OBI in 1999, Shane and Wendy returned to their home church, where Shane would become the Assistant Pastor, youth pastor, youth Sunday school teacher, and children’s church teacher.
In 2007 Shane and Wendy left First Assembly in Sherman, Texas, to pastor their first church, First Assembly of God in Taylor, Texas. During their time in Taylor, they would oversee a new church building located on the North loop in Taylor.
Their great desire is to see a true revival in Taylor, where there is a spiritual awakening among the citizens, people of all ages getting saved, and their lives transformed by the power of an Almighty God.
Shane holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Literature, and is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God. In addition to working as a Pastor, Shane is an Investment Advisor, Financial Planner, and a Realtor. He holds a Real Estate License, a Texas General lines – life, accident, health and HMO Insurance License, a Series 6, Series 63, and Series 65 Investment Advisor License.
Jose & Jennifer Santana
Assistant Pastor & Church secretary