We Receive Hope and We Give Hope

Because of the hope we have received in Jesus, we have an endless supply of hope to pour out to others. Our past mistakes, our insecurities, and even the struggles we are facing right now don't disqualify us from making a difference in the life of someone else. We believe that we were created by God on purpose for a purpose! We want to equip others to use their gifts, passions, and stories to be the church outside the walls of a church.

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)


Two Men Walk Into a Bar...

In 1999, Toby Slough and Brian Hackney began meeting in a bar called Texas Lil's Dude Ranch and Resort. Toby was a Pastor, in the throws of a battle with panic and anxiety. Brian and his wife Jamie had just lost their two-year-old son to Pulmonary Hypertension. Grief, depression, anger, pain and anxiety consumed them.

They desired to create a place where people could come and bring all of their hurts, habits and hang-ups and be welcomed and loved. In the middle of their mess they didn't hear God saying, "You are too much of a mess to start something like that for people. Let's wait until you are through it and on the other side before you get started." Instead, they believed God was asking them to press on and trust Him -- even when they didn't know what God was doing.

And Cross Timbers Church Was Born

The transparency of the people, their vulnerability, honesty and authenticity was attractive and magnetic. People started coming out of the woodworks to join Toby, Brian and their wives in the back of Texas Lil's each Sunday. And so, Cross Timbers Church was born. Cross Timbers quickly grew to 13 families. The first Easter service, in the spring of 2000, approximately 700 people showed up. Toby's first teaching series centered on recovery and mental health.

By October of 2001, Cross Timbers Church had outgrown Texas Lil's Dude Ranch so those first 600 families moved from the bar to the Argyle Campus, which was basically, a barn. Between the years of 2001 and 2004 Cross Timbers Church continued to grow and expand.

More and more people were drawn to what God was doing at Cross Timbers. With so many in search of acceptance and freedom, Cross Timbers launched The Healing Place, providing pastoral care and licensed professional counselors to help the masses with mental health care.


So What Makes Cross Timbers Church Unique?

At Cross Timbers Church, it's ok to not be ok. Cross Timbers is a church full of people who are aware of their brokenness, aware of their need for a Savior, who have heart to help others even as they are still in the midst of their pain. Cross Timbers Church is a place where people find they can turn their pain into purpose. Cross Timbers is committed to meeting the needs of the poor and broken both locally and around the world.

Our Core Values


So, How Do You Know if This is the Place for You?

If you consider yourself poor, hurting, lost or broken and you are looking for freedom, Cross Timbers is a place for you. If you'll join us and allow the unthinkable pain in your life, meet the unthinkable power of Jesus, miracles can happen.



Thursdays at 7pm
Sundays at 10am & 11:30am

312 W McKinney St
Denton, TX 76201



Sundays at 9:15am & 11am

1119 South US Hwy 377
Argyle, TX 76226



Watch our This Is Us series to get to know Cross Timbers Church.