Pastor John Overton was born September 27, 1958 and lived in Forest Hill, Maryland for most of his childhood. His father Rev. Orville J. Overton was Senior Pastor of Calvary Tabernacle in Abingdon, Maryland. When John was 15 years old the family moved to Rockford, Illinois where his father assumed the pastorate of Apostolic Tabernacle.

Pastor John Overton graduated from Rockford West High School in June of 1976. He later attended Rock Valley Community College, Rockford, Illinois and Christian Life College, Stockton, California. Upon his graduation June 1987, Rev. Kenneth Haney, President of Christian Life College and Pastor of Christian Life Center a 3000 member church asked John to join the staff as Associate Pastor.

Pastor Overton met Kerry Williams from Perth, Australia and they were married on November 30, 1985. Their son Michael was born March 13, 1988 in Stockton California. The family moved to Rockford, Illinois in July 1990 to assume the pastorate of New Life Center. Alyssa Overton was born January 26, 1993. They family moved to Laurel, Maryland in January 1995 where they assumed the pastorate of Apostolic United Pentecostal Church.
The Overton’s continue their ministry in the Laurel, Maryland area. Over the past 16 years the church has experienced growth and recently completed a building project with a new church sanctuary in Beltsville, Maryland where Pastor Overton serves as Senior Pastor / Bishop of Cross Creek Apostolic Church.

Sunday Service

Adult Sunday School 10 am
Children’s Ministry 10 am
Youth Class 10 am
Praise & Worship 11 am
Discipleship Class 2 pm

Thursday Service

Bible Study 7 pm
Discipleship Class 7 pm

Prayer Meeting

Tuesday  7 pm

International Services

Spanish Service   Sunday 2 pm
Mizo Service   Sunday 6 pm


12511 Old Gunpowder Spur Rd
Beltsville, Maryland 20705

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