Lead Pastor, CrossCity Christian Church
David N. Rutherford is the Lead Pastor at CrossCity Christian Church in Fresno, California. Before coming to Northside/CrossCity in 1995, he had successful ministries in Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, and Southern California.
David is a 1986 graduate of Ozark Christian College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Literature. At college, he met & married his wife, Suanne Siemens of Grove, Oklahoma. They have two sons, Drew and Zach.
Upon graduation, while David attended school, he led the small country church of Alba, Missouri for 3 years . . . record attendance was 256. Alba is the home of the world famous Boyer baseball family and Famous Restaurant Old Miners Inn.
After that David spent the next 10 years serving in ministries across the country:
- He spent 5 years in Tyler, Texas where he did new church work;
- Then moved to Yukon, Oklahoma, where he served as an Associate Minister at Christ Church for approximately 2 years;
- Next, moved to Union, Missouri, and served as Senior Pastor at First Christian Church for approximately 2 years;
- Then moved to Downey, California, and served as Senior Pastor at First Christian Church for less than 1 year;
- Ultimately ended up in Clovis, California, at Northside Christian Church in 1995 to 2017.
- In June of 2017, he changed Northside Christian Church to CrossCity Christian Church!