Cross of Life is a vibrant, growing, Christian community of faith focused on proclaiming the Gospel of God’s grace to all people.

Our mission is to join hands, touch hearts, and change lives. We do this through inspiring worship, authentic community, and meaningful service.

We are a midsize church with members coming from across the U.S. and around the world. Serving Roswell, Milton, Alpharetta, and surrounding areas, we offer a wide variety of ministries to meet your needs for worship, service, learning, fellowship, and more! We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

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Cross of Life is a vibrant, midsize congregation, and we seek to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in real and relevant ways. We intentionally reach out to the diverse communities of

  • Roswell
  • Alpharetta
  • Milton
  • John’s Creek
  • Woodstock
  • East Cobb
  • and beyond

Cross of Life has been blessed with steady growth and development of ministries over the past few years. We were organized in 1973 and is a member congregation of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Originally located on Alpharetta Highway, we quickly realized there was no room to expand. We came to our current setting in the 1980s, with a new wing added in 2004. Pastor Terri Stagner-Collier became our Senior Pastor in 2010 and Pastor David Rogers joined our staff in 2015.

Cross of Life Christian Montessori School was established in 1994 and is the only Christian Montessori school (AMI certified) in the North Metro area. Serving children 15 months through Kindergarten, COLCMS is an active part of the Cross of Life community, celebrating the beauty and blessings of God’s littlest children.