Cross Youth is a community of middle and high school students grades 6-12. We believe that everyone, young and old, is seeking something great to revolutionize their lives and make their purpose on this earth meaningful. We believe the only way that search can be satisfied is by finding and accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Because we know that God's hand created each and every one of us, we are all about enjoying life and sharing our incredible God with everyone we meet. We invite you to join us and begin living an exceptional life, finding your God-given path, and realizing God's plan and purpose for your life. If you want a place to connect with real students that share the love Jesus gives, then Cross Youth is the place for you.
Cross Youth exist to provide a safe environment for middle school and high school students to come, learn, and grow in their relationship with the Lord. We offer a variety of weekly events and service opportunities to get involved with.
meet our pastors
Jaime & Rose Mary Loya
Jaime pastors Cross Church, a church in the heart of San Benito that has a passion to serve the city and make an impact in the community. Called to preach the gospel at an early age, Pastor Loya teaches people how to apply God's truth in every area of their life and encourages them to influence the world around them.
Rose Mary grew up in the city of Sugar Land, Texas and later moved to the Rio Grande Valley where she met her husband Jaime. Growing up in ministry and around church, Rose Mary started ministering and singing at an early age. God has uniquely gifted her with an anointing and ability to lead people into the presence of God. On July 17th of 1993 she married Jaime Loya. They began their ministry as youth pastors, and continued ministry until God Moved them to start Cross Church formerly known as Valley International Christian Center.
Rose Mary and Jaime have four amazing children who love the Lord.
Abram & Rebecca Gomez
Abram Gomez is the Executive Pastor at Cross Church in San Benito, TX. He serves under the leadership of Bishop Jaime Loya and helps in leading over 3000-member congregation.
In 2006, Abram joined the team and staff at Cross Church formally known as VICC and began to serve as the Senior Youth Pastor. Under his leadership, the youth ministry flourished going from a group of 15 teens to more than 300 being served on a weekly basis through student services and outreach. At this time, he and his wife, Rebecca Gomez, are also the Campus Pastors for our McAllen Campus which we have seen hundreds of people being impacted by the impactful preaching and excellence in leadership.
Abram has served in other various roles such a Church Planting, Pastoral Preaching Team, and Administrator to name a few, and has helped to create church systems and structure to accommodate the growth. He and his wife, Rebecca, reside in Harlingen along with their precious daughter Isabella and son Jude.