Street Evangelist Tom Alexander At California’s State Capitol And Walking Toward His 44th Year In Ministry.

CHURCH ON THE STREETS. That’s what it feels like every time Street Evangelist Tom Alexander  begins a cross walk throughout one of Bakersfield’s official neighborhoods, as well as throughout the hundreds of other California cities he’s walked the cross in. Whether it’s our nation’s second largest city, Los Angeles, or a popular coastal city like Santa Monica, people respond whenever they see the 10 foot, 60-pound cross coming their way. Cross Walk California has resulted in hundreds of thousands of men, women and children not only seeing the cross on their residential streets, on their way to work, at the school they attend, or hoisted upright at their city’s police station as Tom prays for our thin blue line; thousands have also rededicated their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ! Just as true, scores of thousands have come up to Tom and the cross and asked for prayer for themselves, for loved ones, or for the nation in general. Countless numbers have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior right their on the streets. And, of course, Church On The Streets is always just a prayer away from great revival taking place in that city! Continue reading to learn about CROSS WALK AMERICA: PRAY USA
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CROSS WALK SANTA ANA

Posted by Tom Alexander on May 2nd, 2010

Santa Ana, California. A beautiful city in Orange County, and not far from Disneyland. Many times I had been here, but today I was on official business from the King of the universe, the Lord Jesus Christ. California’s Cross Walker would walk the cross downtown and throughout the city, praying for Great Revival to break out in this city.  Although the government agencies were taking a furlong day off to help with the recession, there certainly were many people downtown and hanging out at the government buildings. Read the rest of this entry »

CROSS WALK SAN FERNANDO

Posted by Tom Alexander on May 2nd, 2010

Street Evangelist Tom Alexander praying at City Hall and for the people of San Fernando

After walking the cross in Santa Clarita I headed south about 15 miles to this beautiful city. Parking the “go-ye-mobile” in First Baptist Church’s parking lot, I unloaded the 10-foot, 60-pound cross, and headed a couple blocks to the large Superior Court House building, hoisted the cross upright and prayed for the people of this medium-size town, that God would send the Spirit of Revival throughout the land. This was around noon and lots of individuals were leaving the Courthouse, including many jurors. Many spoke to me and thanked me for praying for their city and for them. I then cross walked the downtown area, headed for City Hall and the Police Station, to hoist the cross and pray for the men and women working at these government and municipal businesses as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Cross Walk Venice Beach

Posted by Tom Alexander on August 5th, 2009
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Tom praying with three young beachgoers at the start of the Venice Beach cross walk

“Cross Walking Safari”

(new life in Christ version)

Early in the morning we’ll be starting out;
You might as well be coming along.
We’re loading up the truck with the cross inside
and heading out singing our song.

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Come on Christian what you waiting for,
I’m gonna take you on a cross-walking safari.
Well, come on Christian, what you waiting for,
I’m gonna take you on a cross-walking safari.
Let’s go walking now, everybody’s learning how.
Come on a cross-walking safari with me.
Come on a safari with me.

As I often share, years ago I gave up the long board for the long cross and began chasing the Endless Easter instead of the Endless Summer. For my own personal pleasure, I have taken several Beach Boy songs and changed the words to fit my new life in Christ. “Surfing Safari” is now “Cross Walking Safari.” And, instead of praying for surf at the beaches, I now pray for revival throughout California’s massive and vastless sea of humanity. Read the rest of this entry »

Cross Walk Muscle Beach

Posted by Tom Alexander on August 5th, 2009
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Tom and an on-fire for Jesus weight lifter at Muscle Beach

” People On The Beach”

(new life in Christ version)

On the beach you’ll find them there,

In the sun and salty air.

The people on the beach

are all within reach

If you know what to do.

How I love to walk the cross

And talk with those who might be lost.

The people on the beach

are all within reach,

And I know what to do.

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People on the beach, people on the beach.

Cross on the beach, cross on the beach.

People on the beach, cross on the beach.

As a kid, surfing was my favorite water sport and, of course, the Beach Boys were my favorite group. Then came Jesus, the first water walker. When I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior it was easy to give up the long board for the long cross. That’s what I did. And now, instead of praying for surf, I pray for revival. Instead of chasing The Endless Summer, I’m now on a cross-walking safari I call The Endless Easter. I still enjoy listening to Beach Boys and other surf-theme music, but I’ve also taken the liberty to change some of the lyrics to their songs to fit my new life in Christ lifestyle and cross walk ministry. Thus, “Girls On The Beach” is now  “People On The Beach.” Read the rest of this entry »

Cross Walk Santa Monica

Posted by Tom Alexander on August 5th, 2009
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Tom hoisting the cross at the end of the very popular and busy Santa Monica pier and praying for citywide revival

“Walk The Cross

(new life in Christ version)

(Walk the cross and you’ll be sitting on top of the world)

Don’t be afraid to try the greatest ministry around.

Everybody should try it once;

Those who don’t just have to put it down.

You walk the cross down a street, pray and praise,

And baby that’s all there is to the cross-walking craze.

(Walk the cross and you’ll be sitting on top of the world)

Not just a fad cause it’s been going on so long,

All the cross-walkers just keep going strong.

They said it wouldn’t last long…

But they’ll eat their words with a fork and spoon,

And watch ’em, they’ll hit the streets and all be walking soon.

And when they walk the cross they’ll be sitting on top of the world.

The Endless Easter! Sure beats The Endless Summer. And since 1973 that’s what I’ve been doing. Forsaking my plans and my schemes, my desires and my dreams, and sharing with everyone that I can that Jesus Christ is the Resurrection and the Life! When I gave my life to Jesus, He gave me forgiveness of my sins and something very special the Bible calls eternal life, and what I call The Endless Easter. Where I once was a hope-to-die surfer and moondoggie (a night surfer) I am now a hodaddy (a nonsurfer), giving up the long board for the long cross. I still enjoy the beach and Beach Boys music. That’s why I take their songs and turn them into cross-walking safari tunes. Thus, “Catch A Wave” is now “Walk The Cross.” Read the rest of this entry »

Cross Walk Hollywood

Posted by Tom Alexander on July 2nd, 2009

“Don’t Back Down”
–Beach Boys
(new Life in Christ version)

The skeptics think this preacher is going to wipe out.
But toting the ten foot cross you can hear him shout,
I’m not afraid, oh no, not this boy.
I grit my teeth and don’t back down.

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Oooh, you better watch your talk
‘Cause I’ll show you that I won’t back down,
Won’t back down from this walk.
With the cross on his back and some tracts easy to understand,
The cross walker knows the city like the palm of his hand.
He’s not afraid, and won’t back down, won’t back down
No not this boy.
He grits his teeth and won’t back down.

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Walking The Cross In Movieland, USA And Down The Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

As I often share, for my own personal fun I’ve taken several Beach Boys songs and changed the words to fit my cross-walking ministry and safari. Years ago I gave up the long board for the long cross and the Endless Summer for the Endless Easter. And now instead of praying for surf, I pray for revival. Safari with me to Hollywood and look what Jesus the first Water Walker is doing in and throughout Movieland, USA.

Indeed, because my wife and I were here today, Hollywood won’t be the same tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

Cross Walk Ventura

Posted by Tom Alexander on June 30th, 2009
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Tom praying for Ventura at Surfer's Knoll

On Mother’s Day weekend, 2009 and after a successful cross-walking  safari in Santa Barbara, Jeanette and I drove 25 miles south to Ventura and  parked at the city’s beautiful Ventura Harbor. Directly across from the Harbor is Surfer’s Knoll, a favorite surfing spot for local surfers. We had spent a long time in Santa Barbara and it was fast approaching dusk.

Hoisting up the long cross at the Surfer’s Knoll sign, we prayed for the city of Ventura, that the God of revival would pour out His Spirit upon the city’s 97,000 residents and catch them in the prayer dragnet  we were building with our prayer of faith.

The sight of the long cross hoisted upright at the entrance to Surfer’s Knoll drew a lot of attention from those passing by and from those who were on the beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Cross Walk Santa Barbara

Posted by Tom Alexander on June 30th, 2009
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Tom sharing the message of Christ's cross with tourists, visitors and residents on Santa Barbara's popular State Street

“I Get Around”
(new life in Christ version)

Round, round, get around, I get around.
I get around, all over town.
I’m a cross-walking fool,
but for the Lord it’s cool.

chorus

I always take my cross
’cause it’s never been beat.
And I’ve never missed yet with the people I meet.
I get around,
all over town.
I’m a cross-walking fool,
but for the Lord it’s cool.

Just for my own personal fun, I’ve taken several Beach Boys tunes and changed the words to fit my cross-walking ministry. Years ago I gave up the long board for the long cross and quit chasing the Endless Summer for the Endless Easter. Instead of praying for surf, I now pray for revival.  Of course, Jesus Christ was the original water walker. It is this first Water Walker whom I now follow and love with all my heart, soul, body and spirit. Nothing compares to following the Son! And nothing comes close to the love and warmth of the Son. Cowabunga and Hallelujah! Read the rest of this entry »

Crosswalk California Journal – Tehachapi

Posted by admin on February 19th, 2008

Cross Walk California got off to a wintry start in the mountain town of Tehachapi on Tuesday, January 22. The very moment I parked the van and stepped out, snow began to fall. And for the next six hours of cross-walking and praying for this city of 13,000 inhabitants, the warmth of the Son filled my heart as I hoisted the 60-pound, ten-foot cross upright at various downtown and residential locations and prayed for great revival to break out in this mountain community.

The response of the people at the sight of a street evangelist carrying a large cross throughout both commercial and residential streets as snow fell was, to say the least, very upbeat and positive. At City Hall I prayed for the mayor, council members and all city employees, that they give their lives to Jesus and allow Him to lead them in all governing decisions for the safety and welfare of the people of Tehachapi. At the headquarters of the city’s newly incorporated police department I hoisted the large cross upright and prayed for the safety of these law enforcement officers as they carry out their sworn duties to protect and serve and for crime to decrease throughout all of Tehachapi. No policemen in sight as I prayed.
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Crosswalk Tehachapi Photos

Posted by admin on February 11th, 2008

Here are some pictures from the Tehachapi walk. And yes, it did snow while I was walking! Great day to walk for Jesus.

Crosswalk Tehachapi Flickr Photoset

Tehachapi Water Tower Tehachapi Water Tower 2 Crosswalking in Tehachapi Tehachapi Water Tower 1

Tehachapi Scenery 2 The road to Tehachapi Tehachapi Scenery 1 Tehachapi High School