We are blessed to have many influences that God has used to shape us as leaders and as a church.  We have deeply benefited from the ministries of John Piper, Tim Keller, D.A. Carson, David Powlison, Charles Spurgeon, Francis Schaeffer, Dick Lucas, Matt Chandler, Tim Chester, Steve Timmis, Jeff Vanderstelt and many more.

Cross City Church is part of the Evangelical Free Church of America denomination and is deeply connected to the Gospel Coalition of Columbus Ohio through which we fellowship with many gospel centered churches in Columbus.  We also receive training and assistance in our body life from the Soma network and are pursuing joining their network this year.