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MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT: Crossfire Ministries

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Crossfire Ministries began in 1995 as a Christian food pantry in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Now, Crossfire Ministries provides food to around 10,000 unique people each year, serving each of them six times a year on average.

It also provides clothing, small household items, personal hygiene items, and backpacks filled with school supplies to children. Its “Thanksgiving” promotion gives away festive food boxes for the holiday, and it donates about 1,000 Bibles and New Testaments and 2,000 blankets a year.

Crossfire is staffed by up to five paid employees, but the majority of work is carried out by about 250 volunteers.

Volunteers offer to pray with each person who comes through their 25,000-square-foot warehouse, which is set-up much like a grocery store. People struggling financially can apply for assistance with their utility bills.

The ministry derives its motivation from Matthew 25:31-46. Crossfire works to be the practical hands and feet of Christ to demonstrate God’s love, not just teaching it but showing it.

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The name “Crossfire” gets its meaning from two words: “Cross” was the place Jesus sacrificed His life to take away the sins of the world, and “Fire” is the symbol by which the ministry wants to intensify its passion of burning with energy to do God’s will.

The aim of Crossfire Ministries is to put God’s love into action, by offering no-cost groceries, clothes and care to those in need.

MinistryWatch Donor Confidence Score:  88 (out of a possible 100) “Give With Confidence”

MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating:  4 Stars (out of a possible 5 Stars)

MinistryWatch Transparency Grade:  A

ECFA Member?  Yes

Revenue in the Most Recent Year Available (2021):  $4,375,955

Five-Year Revenue Trend:  Increasing (by about 22% from five years ago; however, the contributions in those last five years have been volatiles, with at least a 20% change in contributions alternating up and down each year)

Percent of Revenue Crossfire Ministries Spends on Fundraising: 0%

Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising:  6%

CEO/President: Renee Beebe

CEO/President’s Salary: $67,751

A complete MinistryWatch profile for Crossfire Ministries can be found here.

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Rod Pitzer

Rodney Pitzer, Certified Fraud Examiner since 2005, has worked for audit and investigative organizations, including Oregon Department of Justice's Charitable Activities, and being Director of the Oregon Board of Tax Professionals in 1999. In 2011 founded AVOWED.org, ministering to widows, elderly and the disabled, and now scheduled to plant a church in Corpus Christi, Texas.