Crossroads College Ministry

Crossroads is the college ministry at Riverbend church for 18 - 25 year olds. Pastor Jeff Eckert shepherds this ministry.



Our Vision: Crossroads desires to exalt Christ by focusing upon the Gospel of God's grace. Our primary mission is to reach this community with the saving message of the Lord Jesus Christ. We attempt to accomplish this goal through Biblical teaching and effective shepherding. Our ministry strives to do the following with excellence:

    • Keeping the Gospel the main thing.
    • Joyfully pointing young people to the Lord Jesus Christ for the salvation and preservation of their souls. 

Nurturing students towards spiritual growth and maturity through the instruction and application of biblical truth.

    • Deliberately establishing a godly lineage of disciples who are devoted to being sanctified and conformed to the image of Christ. 

    • Developing the application of this truth through the means of small group interaction, service opportunities, and ministry fellowships.

    • Lovingly exhorting one another daily to live for Christ and deny self.

Pastor Jeff and Lauren Eckert
Luke and Lynn Davis
Matt and Amber Riccaboni
Andrew and Brooke Karr (Andrew is CrossRoads intern)
Brent and Candice Davis
By and Harriet Byington

DSC Bible Study

We have a Bible Study on Daytona State College on Wednesdays from 2-3pm in room 122 in the Cafeteria.

Ministry Involvement

We have many Crossroaders involved in various ministries throughout our church as we view ministry as a vital part of church membership. Our leadership team in Crossroads continually encourages our students to be members and not merely attenders.

Taste of Home

After high school a number of the Riverbend students leave the Daytona Beach area for college. Every semester the Crossroads ministry puts together a box of sermons, booklets, food, snacks, and encouraging notes to give each student away at college a "taste of home."

Pastor Jeff Eckert | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  | 386-672-1821 Ext. #305 

Secretary: Natalie Hochstetler - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.