Jonathan and Carol Switzer, married since 1995, have lived in Maryland and Illinois. Having ministered abroad in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Israel, Palestine, Central America and Albania, they felt called to Frederick, Maryland in 2001. They moved there and have been raising their 5 children in Frederick ever since.
In this beautiful city, they were instrumental in starting the "Convoy of Hope" and the "Frederick 48" fundraiser that is now called the "UNITY Campaign" which has raised over 1.7 million for local non-profits. They have also facilitated Palestinian Arab Christians and Messianic Jewish discussions at various Issachar Forums. Jonathan co-hosted with Troy Skinner on the "Frederick Faith Debate" since 2004 on WFMD 930AM for 15 years.
After many years serving in a precious local church, Jon and Carol have been called to serve the larger Frederick community by founding this local, non-profit organization, Crossed Bridges. The mission: A movement that unifies our community to meet our greatest needs in restoring the good that God intends.
Jon and Carol believe that Jesus' death and resurrection has fired their desire to see the deaf hear, the blind see, the lame walk, the orphan and the widow, and those in prison and sick cared for.
May the desolate places bloom!
|Member First Name||Carol|
|Member Last Name||Switzer|
|Business Name||Crossed Bridges|
|Member Job Title||Founder|
|Business Description||Here in Frederick, MD on the east coast of the United States we have significant, deep divides both between religions and among those without religion. If bridges are not developed for crossing those divides, we will remain at a distance. There will be no ability to work together for the sake of our community. Again, joints are needed.|
crossedBRIDGES intends to serve those joints.
A joint is a bridge that ties together parts of the body. The joint creates the place where the body can work together in unity. The hand is still a hand, it is not a foot. Yet the hand and foot can work together when jointed properly together. The community needs bridges to bring it to unity. It needs joints.
crossedBRIDGES intends to nourish an elegant unity, a robust unity. The kind of unity that will make Frederick a welcoming community no matter the culture, language, politics, race.
Why? Because the gaps produced by disunity are filled with the lonely needing relationships, the anxious and depressed needing hope, the oppressed needing justice, the divided needing reconciliation and the broken needing healing.
|Business Website Address||http://crossedbridges.com/|
|Business Category||Non-Profit Organizations|