About Us

Ephesians 2:20

built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone.

1 Corinthians 3:11

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Our Pastor

Richard Allen Farmer is a graduate of Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y., where he received his Bachelor of Music degree, and Princeton Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. In 2020, he earned the Doctor of Ministry degree at Emory University.

An accomplished pastor and college chaplain, he accepted a call in December 2013 to be the Senior Pastor of Crossroads Presbyterian Church. Previously, he has served as Senior Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Pittsburgh (1980-88) and as Dean of the Chapel at both Gordon College and Taylor University.

Away from the pulpit and the keyboard, he is an instrument-rated pilot, certified scuba diver, motorcyclist, Segway rider, and vintage automobile enthusiast. He also is a devoted animal lover, having owned six monkeys, a chimpanzee, a ferret, and a colony of 26 hamsters.

Committed to being a citizen of the world, Pastor Farmer has spoken, lectured, or performed concerts in Great Britain, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Chile, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Canada, the Philippines and most states of the United States.

Dr. Farmer and his wife Rosemary are the parents of an adult son, Timothy.


Our mission is to be a nurturing multicultural fellowship of growing Christians, committed to glorifying God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – through worship, proclaiming Jesus Christ, witness and service in our communities, the nation, and the world.


To build committed disciples who love Jesus Christ and live their lives to fulfill God’s purposes.

Ten Core Values

  1. We value Christian worship, in spirit and in truth that joyfully ascribes all praise and honor, glory and power to the triune God.

  2. We value the Holy Scriptures, both Old, and New Testaments, as the Word of God and the highest authority and guide for living lives that honor God and for the governance of the church.

  3. We value wise stewardship of our resources – time, talents, and money – which are all gifts from the Lord.

  4. We value efforts to stimulate individual and corporate growth and Christian education.

  5. We value the fellowship and caring for one another found in a healthy Christian community and desire to strengthen the God given relationships of families, individuals, children, and friends in our Christian community.

6. We value the proclamation of the gospel and ministries of service accomplished through local and world missions.

7. We value integrity of conduct in all members and spiritual maturity and discipline in the church leadership based on biblical teachings concerning church discipline; looking to the officers to uphold these values.

8. We value the diversity of cultures and backgrounds found in the surrounding neighborhoods and welcome all to join us for worship, to hear the gospel preached, to see it modeled, and to consider the call of Christ upon their lives.

9. We value the significance of becoming a member of God’s family through faith in Jesus Christ and the Crossroads family through the membership process.

10. As God is just God, we value justice in personal and business relationships, the just administration of government at all levels, and righteousness as the standard for all human relationships.

Distinctive purposes of Crossroads as a particular church of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta

Purpose 1: To love God by living according to his teachings and by being a community of worship and praise for Him. Matt. 22:37 – Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

Purpose 2: To love our neighbors in the church, in our communities and around the world. Matt. 22:39 – And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

Purpose 3: To make disciples of all peoples. Matt. 28:19a – Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.

Purpose 4: To baptize people in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Matt. 28:19b – baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Purpose 5: To teach Christians to obey the teachings of Christ. Matt. 28:20a – and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

Purpose 6: To witness to the person, love, and work of Jesus Christ in the society and the world. Acts 1:1-2, 8: 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Service Times

Main Worship Services

Sundays at 9:30AM (EST) – Bible School for All Ages
Sundays at 10:30AM (EST) – Quiet Time for Prayer & Meditation
Sundays at 11:00AM (EST) – Worship Service

Weekly Services
Thursdays at 6:30PM (EST) –  Bible Study

5587 Redan Road,
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
Our hours

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Monday – Friday

Contact us

Phone: (770) 469-9069