Crossroads Christian Church members gather asking for answers

Crossroads members asking for answers
Updated: Aug. 19, 2018 at 11:06 PM CDT
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NEWBURGH, IN (WFIE) - This afternoon members of the Crossroads Christian Church gathered at Friedman Park in Newburgh to hear from former teaching pastor Rick Kyle.

Kyle elaborated on his view of the events leading up to the firing of himself and lead pastor Patrick Garcia while also encouraging churchgoers to find a "great, bible believing church."

Some in attendance Sunday suggested leaving Crossroads in favor of a new church, while others advocated staying and working for change. Raven Hart, a newer member to both Christianity and Crossroads said she just wanted to get answers.

"Wish they would be reinstated. I just don't understand it. I've never been very good at politics, but it's not right what's happened," said Hart. "I've seen Rick Kyle and Patrick Garcia both preach, and they're on fire for God. That's what I need in my life."

Hart says the news of Garcia and Kyle's exit from the church caught her off guard.

"Thinking about the first time is really hard because they're really good people and you know they're just trying to get the word of God out where people can understand it and it's just really difficult," Hart said.

Hart says that based on what she saw from the Crossroads elders this morning she is now unsure whether or not she will return to Crossroads.

"When I went in there this morning I planned on listening to them the whole time, but once they started talking bad about their pastor, I said it was ridiculous and I walked out," Hart said. "We're all just a mix of wonderful and terrible at the same time and I just didn't think that was right so I had to leave. So I'm really not sure."

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