Elizabeth Fuzak and her husband, Bob, were among the families who helped plant CrossTown Church in 2001. The Fuzaks were involved in worship team and drama ministry at New Song Church and really had not considered helping with the church plant on the west side of Bolingbrook. But after attending a planning meeting “to show support” they decided to pray about their involvement.
After many late-night discussions and much prayer, the Fuzaks weren’t sure what their role should be in the new church. Then, God spoke to Bob’s heart and made it very clear He was calling them to go. Elizabeth was out running errands at that time, but God laid it on her heart that they should go at nearly the same moment.
Planting the church was “hard work,” recalled Elizabeth, who was pregnant with the couple’s fourth son at the time. Bob continued serving on worship team at the new church, and Elizabeth became the KidsTown director. A few years later, she was able to lead the drama ministry, which was her passion.
But also during that time, God had called the former school teacher to home school her sons. During a message in January 2010 when Pastor Ronn talked about “Building Homes of Faith,” Elizabeth knew God was calling her to step out of leadership at the church and another role as a basketball coach to focus more fully on home schooling her kids.
“God really taught me contentment. ‘This is where I have you, this is where I want you’,” she said, “… and just surrender, surrendering my own will and my own agenda.”
CrossTown started as a group of “close-knit families” working together to plant the church, Elizabeth said. Two years ago, her family felt that in a very personal way after Bob lost his job.
“We had people just rally around us, supporting us, “ she said.
Click here to watch the full story.