SENIOR PASTOR: Keith Hemmila

Pastor Keith is a licensed and ordained minister. He received his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of MN, Duluth and his Master of Divinity Degree at Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN.

He entered full time church ministry in 1976 at Bethel Temple Church in San Francisco where he served as Minister of Youth & Evangelism. He has served in pastoral ministry for over 40 years. Keith's passion is to positively affect our culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ through Crossfire Church's outreach ministries, as well as, partnering together with churches in our communities. 


Pastor Judy is a licensed and ordained minister. Judy is the founder of Perfect Love Ministries, The Masters Vineyard, and Voices United, USA. She held a staff position at Grand Rapids First for almost 20 years while traveling internationally and throughout the U.S. sharing the transforming love of Jesus. She took the position as Chaplain for the Women of Faith Organization and traveled with them from 2005 - 2016.

Judy is a woman of grace, who radiates the love of Jesus through her energetic personality, contagious humor and gentle - yet strong spirit. 


We have a dedicated team to help you on your journey toward a greater love and understanding of God's Word and how to apply it in everyday life.

Pastor Keith Hemmila: Senior Pastor / Financial and Spiritual Leadership / Watchmen Men's Ministry / Outreach Events

Pastor Judy Hemmila: Associate Pastor / Creative Arts (Worship/Media/Sound) / Count it All Joy Hospitality Ministry / Grace Connection Women's Ministry

Pastor Steve Swanson: Assists Pastor Keith / Fired-Up, Membership & other classes

Pastor Randy DonGiovanni: Refuge Youth Ministry

Tim RansomWatchmen Men's Ministry

Penny Gentz: Women's Grace Connection Morning Bible Studies / Ladies Summer Connection

Glen Gentz: First Impressions Usher / Greeter Ministry 

Ross & Kay Merlington: Refuge Youth Ministry / Visitation Elders

Laura Youngquist: Worship Team / Kingdom Kidz / Office

Katie Ransom: Kingdom Kidz

Val Merlington: Nursery Coordinator

Laura & Jordan Youngquist: Faith Family Fellowship

Rich Webb: IT / Creative Arts (Worship/Media/Sound)

Sherrie Webb: Office / Communications / Refuge Youth Ministry

Lead Elder: Pastor Keith Hemmila | Serving Elders: Pastor Judy Hemmila, Pastor Steve Swanson, Ross Merlington, & Tim Ransom 

Lead Deacon: Scott Elliot Serving Deacons: Scott Snyder, Rich Webb, Jordan Youngquist, & Eric Wilcome


Giving frees us from being self-centered to being God centered.

It is a trait of God's kingdom, because it acknowledges His ownership and Lordship in our lives. Malachi 3:6-12 instructs us to test God by giving our tithes and offerings. May you experience God's blessings as you sow into His kingdom.


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