Thank you for your interest in our Peru Campus Pastor position. Crossbridge is a growing church in the heart of the Illinois Valley with two locations (currently) in Ottawa and Peru, IL. Below you will find:


  • A brief overview of Crossbridge, the story of how we became a multi-site church, and a glimpse into the future
  • Downloadable pdf documents that give more detail about the position
  • Information on how to submit your resume and any questions


Our Journey

into Multi-Site

Crossbridge began as the Nazarene Church in Ottawa, IL in the 1920s. In the early 2000s Crossbridge (then “Ottawa First Church of the Nazarene”) began to experience growth as a result of refocusing their mission and strategy. Another Nazarene Church on the southside of Ottawa chose to merge with Ottawa First Church and the journey into multi-site began.


In 2013, Ottawa First Church experienced dramatic change. The southside campus was closed and the building was renovated to become an Administrative Center for the growing staff. That same year Harvest Community Church in Peru, IL shut their doors and merged with Ottawa First Church. The building was renovated, a new campus pastor was hired, and Ottawa First Church changed their name to Crossbridge Community Church of the Nazarene.


Today, Crossbridge runs approximately 1400 in attendance on the weekends (1200 in Ottawa and 200 in Peru) with 83 active groups and thriving ministries. Crossbridge continues to actively strategize for future campuses in the Illinois Valley in an effort to continue leading others into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Campus Pastor Downloadable Documents

We recognize the “multi-site” can mean a number of different things. There are many mutli-site strategies in the church world today. In the document “Campus Constants” you will find a very brief overview that details our approach to multi-site. Click here to view our campus constants.


We also recognize that job descriptions are working documents that are often modified after a person begins the job. Instead of leading with a job description we have opted for a “profile”. You will find a campus pastor profile that lists the kind of person we are looking for in this position. Click here to view the campus pastor profile.

contact information

If you are interested in the Peru Campus Pastor position or have questions, please contact Pastor John Pickens, Pastor of Ministry Advancement, at john@crossbridge.church or 815.617.2082.