Our History

The beautiful 88-acre CrossPointe Campus has a history of redemption, restoration and renewal. In 1956 the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel made the decision to establish an additional Bible college east of the Mississippi River for the purpose of training men and women for ministry. In September 1957, classes began in at the Mt. Vernon Bible College in Ohio. In 1987 the Board of Regents made a decision to relocate the campus due to difficulties of students securing employment opportunities, declining enrollment and rising costs of maintaining the aging buildings and grounds. The search began for an ideal site to relocate the school.

This property was purchased in 1988 and the college moved to Christiansburg, Virginia; the name was changed to L.I.F.E. Bible College East. For 14 years hundreds of men and women were released into Foursquare ministry. On April 30, 2004, L.I.F.E. Bible College East relocated to a larger campus in San Dimas, California. The campus sat vacant for three years as assessments were made concerning the future of the property. In 2006 the decision was made to use this location as a Foursquare Conference Center. Former President and Pastor Jack Hayford officially dedicated CrossPointe on October 9, 2007.

Today the CrossPointe Conference Center is a multi-faceted, multi-generational campus that serves not only the Foursquare Church, but also the local community. It is the home to theBridge Foursquare Church, The Ignite LPC, the Center for Spiritual Renewal, the Bridges and Blossoms Preschool as well as serving as a venue for conferences, retreats, and banquets. CrossPointe is a place of connection: where people gather to meet and where memories flow.

FAQs

Is CrossPointe affiliated with a group or denomination?

CrossPointe is a Foursquare conference center and is affiliated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. For more information on The Foursquare Church please visit: www.foursquare.org.

I have a small group event that wouldn’t require many rooms. Do you require a minimum number of rooms and nights per booking?

No, there is not a minimum number of of rooms or nights that you must book for an event.

Is catering available for main meals? What about Snacks?

Yes! We are certain you will be pleased with the friendly service and quality cuisine provided by our exclusive on-site caterer. The CrossPointe Café can accommodate groups of 20-125 while dining at round tables. We offer both formal and casual dining with either buffet style or wait staff service. The menu selections in our dining guide range from family-style dinners to our Chef’s Choice Platinum Dinner. These exceptional food choices are broad enough to satisfy your group’s individual tastes and budget. Although many groups provide their own snacks, refreshment and coffee service is available exclusively through Dining Services.

Can we hire our own catering service and/or prepare our own food in your kitchen?

All groups are required to utilize our exclusive dining services provider on site. We are able to customize your meals and snacks for your needs. Due to Virginia Department of Health regulations, groups are not allowed to prepare food in our kitchen. We do ask that groups refrain from eating in their Lodge rooms or bringing meals into the Lodge from the Café.

Though CrossPointe Conference Center is mainly for adults, do you host family events? Would our attendees be allowed to bring along their children?

CrossPointe is primarily an adult facility but we will gladly host family events.

Do you allow smoking or the use of alcohol anywhere on the CrossPointe Conference Center campus?

The CrossPointe Conference Center provides an alcohol and smoke-free environment for all of our guests.

If I am going to be on vacation in Christiansburg, can I book a room for a night or two?

The Lodge at CrossPointe is primarily a conference facility, so its use is limited to group retreats and events. However, you can contact our Property Manger to inquire about renting an Executive Apartment for your vacation.

How far is CrossPointe Foursquare Conference Center from the nearest airport?

The Roanoke Regional Airport in Roanoke, Va., is conveniently located just 40 minutes north of CrossPointe. Other nearby cities with airports includes Greensboro, N.C. (2 hours), Charlotte, N.C. (3 hours) and Washington, D.C., (about 4 hours).

What transportation options are available to and from the airport?

Most of our guests rent a car at the airport so they can take advantage of the numerous activities in the surrounding New River Valley. Some of our larger conferences have made arrangements for shuttle service to and from CrossPointe for their guests. CrossPointe does not offer a shuttle service.

What is the average cost of a taxi from the airport?

The average cost of a taxi from Roanoke Regional Airport to CrossPointe is $80-100.

What is the weather like at CrossPointe?

Christiansburg, Va., enjoys four full seasons. Summer highs tend to be in the 70s and 80s, often dipping into the 50s at night. Winter temps often see a low in the 30s, climbing up to the 40s during the day.

I lost something during my stay. How can I find it?

CrossPointe encourages all of their guests to thoroughly check their rooms for personal belongings before leaving the campus. CrossPointe is not responsible for items left behind. However, if you have forgotten an item, please call 540.382.7100 and we will do our best to find it for you.

Do you have laundry facilities?

A guest laundry is located on the second floor of the Lodge at CrossPointe. Additional coin-operated washers and dryers are located in the guest laundry room of the Inn at CrossPointe, in the rear of No. 970, Building D.

Can I bring my pet?

CrossPointe has a pet-free policy. Pets are not permitted at any time in the guest rooms or facilities. Please make arrangements for your animals before leaving home.

What should I pack? Do I need to dress up?

CrossPointe is a place to relax, so please bring comfortable clothes and shoes. Your dress should be appropriate for the season and for the needs of your particular conference. Please remember to bring a warm jacket for the times that you will be outside.

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Have additional questions?

Contact us today!

crosspointe@foursquare.org