Posted on Apr 4, 2012
Kevin Cross is the Stewardship Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia where he is cultivating a culture of radical generosity.
In 1988, after an arrest for embezzlement and expulsion from law school, Kevin's life and heart were radically and eternally changed when he was led to a page from the Bible in a jail cell. A year and a half later, struggling to pay his debt, he started preparing tax returns out of the back room of his mother's home. 17 years later, from a humble and broken beginning, his practice grew to one of South Florida's most respected tax and accounting practices. Kevin is the only licensed CPA (Florida) who has been a convicted embezzler. In 2011, Governor Rick Scott granted Kevin a full pardon. You can see that Kevin is actually twice pardoned - first through the death of Jesus Christ and then again through the governor of Florida. He will go anywhere to share his testimony story; prisons and schools are at the top of his list.
In 2000, Kevin founded Cross Stewardship Ministries to offer biblical counsel, assistance, and teaching to the South Florida community and churches. This came after ten years of working as a volunteer budget counselor, seminar instructor, and trainer for Money Map Counselors with Christian Financial Concepts (now known as Crown Financial Ministries) the ministry started by Larry Burkett. Kevin considers Larry the man who introduced him to what God's Word says about money and stewardship.
In 2006, Kevin sold his successful tax practice to pursue his passion for teaching others to use money God's way. Through the church and his non-profit, he has raised up biblical financial couches, led life-change events, spoken around the world, and seen countless lives accept Jesus as their Savior! Kevin is the author of Building Your Financial Fortress in 52 Days and Embezzlement: A True Crime Story, a detailed account of his road to redemption from infamous embezzler to notorious follower of Christ. He is also the creator of "The Amazing Adventures of Moolah Man", a money management comic book for kids.
In 2012 and 2013, Kevin had the honor and privilege of leading two 5-night evangelistic crusades in Kelly Village, Trinidad where he witnessed numerous lives touched by the message of hope found only in Jesus Christ. These events confirmed the call on his life as an evangelist.
Kevin's call is to see God's people free to share the hope of Jesus with great urgency, and to share what God has given them in the area of money, possessions, time, and their story for His glory!