Crossroads is an independent Bible-based Christian community meeting at 445 Oakshade Road in Shamong/Indian Mills, New Jersey. Our Sunday morning worship begins at 9:00am & 10:30am.
Rev. Jim Schroeder
Preaching Elder and Founding Pastor
A 46 year old native of Port Republic, New Jersey, Jim gave his heart to Christ at Delanco Camp Meeting in Tabernacle, New Jersey on August 26th 1988. The liberating work God did in his life called for a drastic about face in how he was living and what his future would be. Since that day he has sought to serve the Lord in all things, and in turn has been used by God to lead many to salvation and encourage believers to pursue a holy sanctified life.
In his walk with the Lord, Jim has served five congregations as pastor, the Decatur and Mt. Olivet churches in Brown County, Ohio where he met his wife Amanda, the Indian Mills United Methodist church and interim assignments at Maysville, Ky. Calvary Temple Church of Christ in Christian Union and Trinity Chapel Church of Christ in Christian Union in Milford Center, Ohio.
Jim also has worked as a youth minister, truck driver, construction worker, and bodyguard. After leaving Indian Mills in 2001, he served as Assistant to the President, Director of Institutional Advancement, Public Relations and Enrollment Management at Ohio Christian University and as a Development Officer for World Gospel Mission.
Jim has earned degrees from the Richard Stockton College in Philosophy (Bachelor of Arts), Asbury Theological Seminary in Youth and Campus Ministry (Master of Arts) and United Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity). Jim has also done graduate work at Rutgers University in American History. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, where he was honored with a Marshall-Brennan Fellow to teach Constitutional Law in the Camden New Jersey Public Schools, the Eagleton Fellowship working with the State Legislature and an Alumni Scholarship. After law school Jim completed a Certificate in Nonprofit Organizational Leadership at Duke University and a Certificate in Public Sector Labor Relations at Rutgers University.
Jim is an attorney in private practice, working primarily with government entities, business organizations and non-profits in southern New Jersey.
Jim and Amanda live in Hammonton, New Jersey. Amanda is a school Speech Pathologist. They have three children at home, AJ and Bowen and Katie.