Dr. Larry 's church

Cross Pointe Community Church
Springdale, Arkansas 72762

About Dr. Larry
  • Education: Bachelor of Religion, Dallas Baptist University Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry, Luther Rice Seminary
  • Experience: Senior Pastor of Cross Pointe Community Church, Tontitown, Arkansas, 14 years Headquarters Chaplain for Tyson Foods, Inc. - 14 years, Called and licensed to preach at 15. I have pastored 6 churches in Texas and Arkansas. Twenty years as an AWANA camp speaker and have led over 150 conferences and revivals. Adjunct professor for two colleges. Writer of devotional books. Corporate Chaplain for 14 years. Volunteer Prison Chaplain for 15 years.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Take this and preach it better!
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: My series in 2013 changed my life -- A JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE. I preached through the Bible in 12 months and asked our members to read through the Bible with me. It changed our church. In 2014, we are going through the Greatest Chapters of the Bible.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: H.A. Ironside's famous illustration of the two-headed lamb!
  • Family: Wife-Rosanne, is the Church Administrator for Cross Pointe Community Church, Tontitown, AR
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Very proud but never told me.........just told everyone else! Lol.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is so supportive, always complimentary and means it from her heart.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Ministry is taking people from where they where God wants them to BE. Tell them what you are going to tell them. Tell them. Tell them what you told them!
  • Books that have had an impact: Boundaries - Trent Power Over the Darkness - Anderson Hallelujah Factor - J. Taylor
  • Hobbies: Hunting Fantasy Football Boating
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: John 14:6 - Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through HIM.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I passed out as a 17 year old youth evangelist while preaching on death! Haha. Scared the church to death.
  • What I want on my tombstone: I AM IN SALES..........HE IS IN MANAGEMENT!
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Newest Sermons

  • When Lucifer Left Heaven

    Contributed on Feb 18, 2019

    Everybody ought to know who Jesus is.....and everybody ought to know who Satan is, too! What does the Bible say about the Enemy of our soul?

    WHEN LUCIFER LEFT HEAVEN I Peter 5:1-11 Dr. Larry Petton ________________________________________________________________________________ SCRIPTURE TEXT – I PETER 5:1-11 1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory more

  • Have You Crossed The Jordan?

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2019

    The Lord has personally invited you to enter His rest and discover His strength. But you will have to “cross over the Jordan” in your spiritual life to experience the reality of that truth.

    HAVE YOU CROSSED THE JORDAN? Text: Joshua 3 Dr. Larry Petton _______________________________________________________________________ SCRIPTURE TEXT – JOSHUA 3:5-17 5 Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.” 6 Joshua said to the more

  • Valleys

    Contributed on Apr 26, 2017
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    God is the Creator of valleys because the Father knows best that we grow most in the green grass of low places in our lives. Take a deep drink of Psalm 23:4 as Dr. Larry Petton challenges us with the question: Can you trust the Shepherd?

    Psalm 23 is the most popular chapter of the Bible. It has been shared at funerals, deathbeds, hospitals and in places of worship for over 2000 years. It is one of the most beautiful pieces of literature known to man. Harriet Ward Beecher once said, “Psalm 23 has charmed more griefs to rest more

  • God Wants You To Know Something

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2016
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    Jesus prayed for us to surrender to the Father's will: "Thy will be done!" Do you believe that God has a personal plan for your life? If you have any doubts, Dr. Larry Petton will show you from the Lord's Prayer how to discover His will.

    GOD WANTS YOU TO KNOW SOMETHING Dr. Larry Petton Text: Luke 11:1-10 Series: TALK TO YOUR FATHER (90 Days in The Lord’s Prayer) Did you hear about the old golfer who was standing in front of the more

  • Jesus, Our City Of Refuge!

    Contributed on Feb 23, 2014

    The Cities of Refuge in the Book of Joshua are not only a portrait of Christ, but they are also a picture of the Church, the Body of Christ. We have a refuge in Christ to give to all who are in need of a Savior.

    JESUS, OUR CITY OF REFUGE! Dr. Larry Petton Great Chapters of the Bible #7 Text: Joshua 20 _____________________________________________________________________________________ THINK ABOUT THIS Homelessness is skyrocketing in America. Over 3.5 million Americans live on the streets. more

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