Tom Schmidt

Cross of Christ Fellowship, Illinois
Lead Church Planter
Naperville Illinois
Cross of Christ Fellowship
April 14

About My Family

I am blessed to be married to Rachel and to be the father of two lovely girls.

About My Church Plant

Cross of Christ Fellowship is a gospel-centered church in downtown Naperville, Ill. Our longing is to see the hope of the gospel transform hearts, lives and communities for the glory of God.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at

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–For open doors to share the gospel.
–For wisdom on how to faithfully proclaim Christ and make disciples who make disciples.
–For God to move in the hearts of those to whom we are witnessing.


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