Crossroads Fellowship Children’s Ministry

Crossroads Fellowship Children’s Ministry desires to see children who are God-glorifying, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated, doctrinally-grounded, mission-minded, joyfully-serving, spiritually-fruitful, and fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.
– Psalm 127:3-4

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone;I will make him a helper fit forhim.” … And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
– Genesis 2:18, 22-24

Children’s Ministry Director:

Mandy Anders graduated from Northeastern State University with a B.A. in Management Information Systems. She worked in Website Production for about 10 years before she realized that she was meant to be a teacher. Mandy is now in her 6th year of teaching high school math.
Mandy met Pastor Larry DeLay when she was in high school and started attending the First Baptist Church in Nowata, OK where Larry DeLay was the pastor. After her college graduation, Mandy moved to Tulsa where she found Larry DeLay’s church, once again, and started attending Crossroads Fellowship Church in 2001. She started teaching in children’s church around 2004, started going on the Nicaragua mission trips in 2006. Then in 2010 she spent 3 months doing mission work in Nicaragua. In 2013 Mandy became the Children’s Ministry Director at Crossroads.
Mandy grew up in Nowata, OK with 5 siblings. She enjoys watching sports (especially football), listening to live music, baking, crafting, spending time with her 9 nieces & nephews, reading, and being outdoors.


AWANA is our Wednesday night children’s curriculum. AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. AWANA is a Bible-based program, which encourages children to memorize scripture and apply it to their lives. Crossroad’s AWANA program is for ages 3 through 6th grade.

We meet every Wednesday evening, from 6:30-7:30 pm, throughout the school year and take a break when school is out for holidays/breaks/summer vacation.

  • to meet children at their level of development
  • to teach them the love of Christ and the joy of His forgiveness and salvation
  • to help them learn the truth of his Word
  • to encourage their growth within the body of Belivers
  • that they will know Christ
  • understand His Word
  • grow in their own spiritual walk
  • be able to share the love of Christ with others