|Name||Rev. Roy Fox|
Recognizing a need after reading about a Brooklyn, N.Y. church made up of former prisoners, the Rev. Roy Fox had a vision for a similar ministry in Omaha. Planning for such a ministry began with a group of interested persons gathering to brainstorm at First Presbyterian Church of Omaha in 2001. As a result of this planning session, a ministry began “inside the walls” of the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). In 2002, Miller Park Presbyterian Church allowed a portion of their building to be used for worship and classes for those in prison and their families. The ministry that began in OCC moved to working with those in prison at the Community Corrections Center-Omaha. With the time, energy, imagination and love of many committed volunteers, a ministry evolved that included weekly worship and a fellowship meal. In June 2005, Crossroads moved its worship and fellowship to Underwood Hills Presbyterian Church.