Cross and Crown CITY CHURCH is a welcoming church located in the heart of downtown Newport, KY.   At CITY CHURCH, we have a passion to provide you with a life changing experience with Jesus Christ through worship, fellowship, prayer, and honest friendships.

Get acquainted with just a few of the ministries within CITY CHURCH!  We look forward to meeting you soon!


“She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy. She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm clothes.”   Proverbs 31:20,21

​The women of CITY CHURCH ministry strive to be an inspiring example of strength, kindness, generosity, and sisterhood to our local community. They encourage and provide support for one another and show the transforming power of Jesus Christ in their lives while reflecting the joy that only a life with God can provide. 


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“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”  Psalms 133:1
​The intent of CITY CHURCH Men’s Ministry is to provide support for one another within the congregation and to encourage and uplift our brothers in times of need. We strive to provide mentorship from the older men toward the younger men, teaching them values and Christian morals along the way. 


“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”  1Timothy 4:12
Pastors Ryan and Hannah Welton leading our Rally Youth Ministry strive to connect with the youth of Newport, Kentucky and the surrounding areas, showing them the wonders of living their lives for Jesus. Rally Youth exists to create a passion in our youth for the glory of God enabling them to live out the will of God in their lives.
We want to show our youth that living their lives for Jesus is always a joy. We strive to keep the youth busy with unique games, outings, and many other activities.   The youth of today have so much potential when given Christian leadership and encouragement.


Pastor and Worship Leader, Melissa Woosley
We are so thankful to have on staff one of the most talented and anointed musical families in the country, The Woosley Family.   They are led by their mother, Melissa who both plays, sings and directs the music. You will get some of every style gospel music imaginable.  And if that isn’t enough, CITY CHURCH is blessed to have a host of other musicians and singers in the church who occasionally sit in with the band.  We love to worship and praise our Lord here at CITY CHURCH!


Director, Larry Alexander
CITY CHURCH Television Broadcasting Ministry is directed by Larry Alexander.   We are blessed to have such a highly qualified individual to head up this ministry.  With Hi Def cameras and other equipment, we have been able to produce high quality professional programs. In fact, we have received the Blue Chip award twice as the most professional religious program in the Tri-State area.    We are planning to add to our television equipment in the near future. Brother Larry would like to have assistance in this area and is praying for the Lord to send more help as we grow.


Youth Pastor and Media Director, Ryan Welton
Led by Pastor Ryan Welton the CITY CHURCH Media Ministry endeavors to promote the gospel of Christ through use of technology and media and to equip and train other ministries of CITY CHURCH to use digital and electronic media as an outreach tool. 


Lead Usher, Jason French
Our ushers do not only assist you but strive to make sure you have whatever you need to worship, praise and receive the Word of the Lord when you are in attendance at CITY CHURCH.


Craft Director, Pat Howell
Mrs. Pat Howell has years of experience working with crafts. She not only loves creating lovely crafts for our church but enjoys teaching and training others in the art of creating and making crafts.  She and the members of the craft department are doing an amazing job making such things as the church table flower arrangement for special dinners, get well gifts for membership who are hospitalized and so many other beautiful things.  What a blessing they are to CITY CHURCH.


Housekeeping Director, Dorothy Searp
We are so blessed for the service of Ms. Dorothy Searp.  I can’t imagine how we could make it without her hard work in helping to keep our facilities here at CITY CHURCH presentable for you.  What a tremendous blessing she is!