Crossroads Church is a multisite megachurch in Cincinnati, Ohio. Led by Senior Pastor Brian Tome, it is one of the fastest-growing and largest churches in America, consisting of nearly 40,000 members spread across fourteen locations in the Ohio and Kentucky area.
Seeker-sensitive to the extreme, their mantra is “anything short of sin is up for grabs,” resulting in the frequent abomination that is their Superbowl Sunday sermon series.
Each year, they transform their church lobby into a stadium or a tailgate party and stage a ‘Super Bowl of Preaching contest’ between pastors, who enter the arena like MMA fighters or boxers and play secular songs during the intermission.
During their 2020 service, teaching pastor Allie Patterson famously punted the bible across the stage and into the crowd.
At the 2023 production, ‘The Super Bowl of Preaching,’ Pastor Matt Castleman, playing the part of the referee, recreated Miley Cyrus’ viral ‘wrecking ball’ moment’ during the sermon’s ‘halftime show.,’ which saw the band playing several secular songs including Usher, AC/DC, and Toby Keith.