Crosswind is a nonprofit 501c3 regional missions organization facilitating a network of individuals, social agencies, businesses and churches to make a difference in our community. Since 2005, our mission has been to help marginalized and hurting people meet practical needs through relationship-based care.
We take the gospel in word and deed to the margins of our city. That’s what we do. Lots of ways to say it but that’s our call, our brand, our contribution to the kingdom. The people that God bring to share life with us may come for many reasons but will stay because our call becomes theirs. It is a hope that the people of God in our city will unite on behalf of “the least of these” to see our city transformed by Jesus. We believe that Jesus taught His people to love their neighbors as themselves through acts of service, humility, and kindness.
Our strategy as an effective gospel mission is to present specific ministry directives to our community (counseling, outreach, homeless support) but keep our overall mission statement less rigid in order that we might adapt to the ever changing needs of our community. We strive to keep a pulse on the current needs of our neighbors and ultimately inspire people of faith to take action and provide solutions. As local missionaries we provide a catalyst as much as we do direct care.
Big gifts sometimes come in the smallest packages. Crosswind had its humble beginnings as a bible study of just 14 people and has since exploded into a vibrant missional movement in northeast Mississippi. In the wake of hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, many people from the gulf coast were forced north into Mississippi and into our community.
In a matter of days, our small bible study created a resource command center and fed over 100 people daily for over a month while they tried to put their lives back together. We aided in securing housing and clothes for those who lost everything. This mobilization of relationship-based help caused us to realize that there was a huge need for community relief outreach…not only in a disaster situation…but in everyday life struggles as well. As a result, God brought together a core group of 20 adults to cast the vision for Crosswind. That’s how it all started.
We never felt called away from the traditional church structure…we were simply called to a different way of thinking (and a different way of living). Proximity required responsibility. Crosswind belongs to God. It isn’t our story…its His. We are grateful to everyone who has walked this journey with us.
Crosswind is a board led 501c3 non-profit. The executive director and staff serve Crosswind and it’s board
to accomplish the mission and vision established by the board inside the fiscal guidelines provided.
Bobby CappsD-Div / Crosswind Executive DirectorBobby Capps
After giving his life to Christ in 1987, Bobby attended Southwestern Theological Seminary and received his Divinity degree (1991). He later founded Estrella Mountain Church in Goodyear, AZ where he served for 12 years before moving his family to Mississippi in 2007. He was hired as Executive Director of Crosswind in 2008 and is currently attending Birmingham Theological Seminary to receive his degree in Biblical Counseling. He and his wife Jackie have 5 married children and 8 grandchildren.
Brett Neal ButlerDirector of OperationsBrett Neal Butler
Brett is a 1989 graduate of Corinth High School. He attended the University of Mississippi where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. In 2016, after spending 24 years as a sales manager and regional director in Corporate America, Brett began serving Crosswind. During this time, he has received his Master’s Degree in Theology from Regent University, served as Treasurer of the Board of Directors, and has become a Certified Counselor through Life Skills International, Inc. Brett and his wife Devin have two children, James and Lucy Kate.
Angel QuinnOutreach DirectorAngel Quinn
Angel is married to Jordan Quinn and they have two wonderful children, Brody and June Grace. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Georgia in 2007 and a Master of Arts degree in Leadership Studies from Beulah Heights University in 2009. Angel started serving in Outreach ministry in Atlanta at 18 years old and brought years of experience and training after transitioning to Corinth. Since August 2018, Angel serves as the Outreach Director where she coordinates serving opportunities for our community. She also serves as the Community Coordinator for One By One Ministries in Corinth, which mentors new and expectant moms.
Chelsi CappsOffice ManagerChelsi Capps
Chelsi is married to Jacob Capps and a mother of three children. She loves to spend her days with her family enjoying the beautiful nature God has created. After living in Arizona for 25 years, Chelsi and her husband decided to move to Mississippi to experience a new lifestyle. They have become residents of the South and claim it to be the best place to live. Chelsi and her family are beyond blessed to be a part of the Crosswind family and look forward to spending more years sharing the goodness of God.