Street Evangelist Tom Alexander At California’s State Capitol And Praying For The State’s Governor And Political Leaders.

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; but 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 there 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 HAWAII (Part One): Constructing The Cross For The Cross Walk

Posted by Tom Alexander on May 28th, 2019

“They will look upon Me whom they have pierced…”


As a young man and surfer, I had always dreamed of visiting Hawaii and riding those huge waves off Oahu’s world famous North Shore. But when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in February, 1973 I gave up the longboard for the long cross and The Endless Summer for The Endless Easter (eternal life).

Forty-six years later, here I was on my way to Honolulu and Waikiki Beach, not to surf, but to lug a very large cross throughout this capital city and world famous beach and to pray loud and long for God to send forth Great Revival, Great Awakening and Great Godly Sorrow that produces genuine repentance throughout this our nation’s 50th state.


YWAM Honolulu’s Billy Kyllonen Constructing The New Cross.

Because I could not bring my well-used and well-traveled 10-foot, 60-pound cross on the plane trip to Honolulu, I decided to construct a new one once arriving in Honolulu, with the idea of leaving the large cross with YWAM Honolulu (Youth With A Mission), the worldwide missionary and evangelism group I would be staying with throughout the eight-day cross walk. It was my prayer that these young missionaries would take up the cross once I returned to Bakersfield, California and begin a cross-walking ministry throughout the entire state of Hawaii.

However, I did bring the 12″ bike wheel and yoke assembly with me on the plane. Whenever I construct a large cross, I visit Goodwill centers, purchase old 12″ bicycles, take the front tire yoke off the old bike and then secure the freshly painted yoke with new tire and tube on the cross as a way of helping me walk the 60-pound cross for several miles each and every cross walk throughout America’s state capitals, as well as California cities and local cross walks.


After arriving in Honolulu and at the YWAM base and enjoying a good night’s sleep, YWAM’s director of the School Of Missions and Evangelism (SOME), Billy Kyllonen, drove me to the local Home Depot, to purchase two 10′ by 4″ x 4″ Douglas Fir wood beams to construct the new cross.

YWAM had all the tools needed to construct the new cross. Thanks to Mike Coates, an intelligent and well organized  Maintenance Director, this cross-making project would be done right and the cross would last for many, many years.

The Finished Cross. Billy, His Wife Beth, And Their Littlest Of Six Children.

Because I wanted this cross to be YWAM’s cross after I returned home, I asked Billy to construct the cross and he eagerly began work on the cross. Billy did an amazing and wonderful job constructing the new cross. All I did was provide verbal instructions. Usually I stain the cross a golden brown color and then waterproof it with a sealer. But since  I was going to walk the cross throughout the Capitol Mall and downtown the next day, we decided to forgo staining it until a later date.


After completing construction of the new cross, I asked Billy and several YWAM staff members to gather around the cross, hoist it upright and to ask the LORD of the Harvest to anoint and appoint the cross for His service and for the Kingdom of God, that everyone who looked at this cross would see the ONE who was crucified for their sins and come to Him to receive forgiveness of sins and new life.

Hawaii has a rich Christian heritage, but because of so much spiritual darkness in the land (as it in in all our states), fresh Great Awakening amongst believers and Great Revival throughout Hawaii’s 1.5 million souls is the only way this looming spiritual darkness can be turned back, as God’s light breaks through and penetrates the darkened hearts and souls of individuals with His amazing love and grace.

YWAMers Praying For Great Revival And Great Awakening.

These young people know how to pray.

As I took pictures of these young missionaries while they prayed. I knew that God would not only anoint and appoint the cross for His glory, but that He was sparking anew and afresh the spirits of these young third day believers with a renewed zeal to reach their world for Jesus!


I also knew that, even thought they may not have fully understood what they were doing by pointing the cross North, then East, then West, and then South (NEWS) as they prayed, God was going to send forth the Spirit of Great Revival throughout the entire state of Hawaii and reveal to thousands and thousands of men, women and children His GOOD NEWS of salvation in Christ Jesus. And that these young people would be part of this Great Awakening throughout Hawaii!

Part Two Shares The Capitol Mall Cross Walk.



Posted by Tom Alexander on February 8th, 2019


In 2019 Street Evangelist Tom Alexander will take the long cross to Hawaii, Alaska and Mexico. Hawaii will be state #40 that I have cross walked at each state capital and major cities of these 40 states as well. Alaska will be state #41. In 2020, I will bring the cross to the nine remaining Eastern Seaboard states, as well as taking the cross to The White House, Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court, hoisting that 10-foot, 60-pound cross upright and praying for great revival, great awakening and great repentance throughout the land.


Because I have to fly to both Hawaii and Alaska, I will not be able to bring the cross. so I will build a cross at each capital city, walk the cross throughout the city and state, and then leave the cross with someone would will pledge to take up the cross and regularly walk the cross and pray for that state. My goal in Christ is get one individual from each of our nation’s 50 states who will each began a cross walking ministry throughout his respective state.


I will walk the cross throughout the remaining nine Eastern Seaboard States, including New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Delaware, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Maine, as well as Washington D.C. two more times during this very important national election year. This includes cross walks at the White House, Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court of America.


Between the two state cross walks in 2019, I will also begin cross walking Mexico, starting at Tijuana and eventually bringing the long cross to Mexico City, as well as bringing the cross to other California cities. So far, I have walked the cross in 140 California cities, and will repeat cross walks in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland and San Diego as well.

I am excited about 2019’s cross walks, including this initial ministry incursion into Mexico. My prayer is that hundreds of thousands of Mexicans will accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord as well in the next couple of cross walking years throughout this great nation.


God is not willing that anyone should perish or be separated from Him for eternity. He proved His love for humanity when He sent Jesus Christ, His only Son, to die on the cross for our collective sins. God’s message of love is quite simple. John 3:16 tells us the simple yet everlasting message of eternal life in Christ Jesus.

These cross walks are all about sharing God’s love in Christ, and praying for great revival, great awakening and great repentance that produces godly sorrow. The love of God is greater than our sin. His grace is amazing. And His gift of eternal life is free to all—simply by accepting Jesus Christ as the Savior who died on the cross for our sins, confessing Jesus as Lord, and believing in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead, which is the proof that God is the giver and Lord of eternal life.

Why not give your life to Jesus today! If you have questions, contact me at John 3:16 explains it all concerning His amazing love for you and me!.


2020 will prove to be much more than a major political election year. The LORD of angel armies has revealed that the start of nationwide great revival, great awakening and great godly sorrow that produces godly repentance will commence starting in January. The seeds of salvation have been planted by third day believers all across our nation, and harvest time is now upon us.

This great revival will not take place because of America’s righteousness, but because of the grievous sins of collective America. Such is the love of God! In spite of our collective wickedness, the God of truth and justice continues to have great compassion on the United Sates of America. Let us all begin a season of prayer for the 320 millions souls living in our nation!


Posted by Tom Alexander on December 20th, 2018


The young boy glared at me as he slowly walked across the street and in front of the “go-ye-mobile” truck I use to carry and prominently display a 10-foot by 5-foot, 60-pound cross everywhere I go and for all to see. I didn’t understand his apparent agitation. I had stopped for him to cross over to the other side of the road and was driving under the residential speed limit.

As the young boy reached the other side of the street, he pointed a menacing finger at me and shouted out loud enough for all his friends to hear, “Hey mister! Did you steal that cross?!”


No, I didn’t steal that cross! I made it. And as I cross walk the streets of Bakersfield (a California valley city Jeanette and I have lived in for almost 30 years)—or the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and some 140 other California cities so far, as well as bringing that large cross to 39 states and state capitals and other major cities of America so far—the response to the cross of Jesus Christ is always the same no matter what city or state I bring it to. No matter whether the response is positive or negative ( and by far, the response is overwhelmingly positive), it is always the great attractor! For some reason, the large cross demands attention, demands attraction, demands notice, demands observation—and demands response. This greatest symbol of Christianity also demands thought, reflection, consideration, devotion and awe. There is simply something uniquely special about the cross of Jesus Christ.

Perhaps it’s because the Babe who was born in a wooden manger on Christmas day is truly whom the Bible and God’s holy prophets of old said He was—Isaiah 9:6’s  “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace—the great God and Savior Jesus Christ! And perhaps that’s the reason why the cross acts like a powerful spiritual magnet everywhere I walk, drawing and attracting men, women and children to the One who’s arms are open wide and hands outstretched with palms extended for all to see the “prints” of peace.

Jesus’ promise to everyone is, “If I am lifted up [on that cross] from the earth, I will draw all peoples to Me” (John 12:34, emphasis added). Read the rest of this entry »

CROSS WALK AMERICA: PRAY USA — Cross Walking Stories From 27 States In 2015, 2016& 2017!

Posted by Tom Alexander on January 3rd, 2017

Because Everybody Ought To Know!

In 2015 (September), 2016 (February-March and July-August) and 2017 (February -March), my wife and I brought the 10-foot, 60-pound cross to twenty-seven state capitals and major cities of those states! And, in 2018, our plan is to walk the cross in 12 additional state capitals and major cities beginning in March. Of course, there is a very good reason why I am walking the large cross to all 50 state capitals and major cities of America between 2015 and 2020. Our nation is in urgent and dire need of nationwide revival, repentance, great awakening and restoration.

Walking the cross a distance of about ten miles per capital and major city, scores of thousands of people from every walk of life got to see a sight they don’t see every day: a cross walker lugging a 60-pound, 10-foot cross throughout city streets and praying loudly and for long periods of time for the people living in these strategic areas. And God’s power was always released and felt by many individuals at each of the cross walks.


Response to the large cross in each of these twenty-seven  states was very similar. Everywhere we brought the cross, and even as we traversed the freeways and highways in our bright red Go-Ye-Mobile truck from state to state and city to city with the large cross resting inside the truck bed and securely and snugly against the customized truck rack for all to see, people’s hearts were filled with joy as God’s Holy Spirit powerfully reminded each believer (as well as nonbeliever) just what Jesus the Messiah had done for all humanity when He died on the cross some 2,000 years ago.

And, as I walked the large cross from our motel room to the Capital Malls and downtown areas of these twenty-seven state capitals and each state’s larger cities, the response was always very positive and often very powerful, as well as heartfelt. The cross of Jesus Christ is God’s Plus Sign To America! Not one thing negative, but all things positive about His cross and the reason the great God and Savior had to die on the cross for the world’s collective sins.

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Cross Walk America: PRAY USA Cross Walk Boise, Idaho

Posted by Tom Alexander on September 6th, 2016

The Beautiful Snake River Runs Parallel With The Highway We Traveled On To Boise.

After a great cross walk in Olympia, Washington and a good night’s sleep, Jeanette and I headed southeast and toward Boise, Idaho, some 535 miles away. The drive was very pleasant and the scenery was beautiful as we traveled through eastern Oregon and to Idaho’s state capital.

Resting for the night, we couldn’t help but reflect upon God’s goodness to the people living in the states and state capitals we had cross walked in the past few days. Although each of the states was small in total population compared to our home state, California, we understood fully just how important it was for every person living in the United States to know just how much God loves each and everyone by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins and to give eternal life to all who accept His free gift of salvation simply by accepting His Son as Savior and believing that Jesus Christ is the Messiah.

For Idaho’s 1.6 million souls,  the message of the cross is the same as it is for all people: the Cross of Jesus Christ is God’s Plus Sign to the world! There isn’t one thing negative, but all things positive about this cross! One sinner + the cross of Jesus Christ = Salvation; one drug addict + the cross of Jesus Christ = Set Free; one Christian + the cross of Jesus Christ = Victory; and so forth! Read the rest of this entry »

Cross Walk America: PRAY USA Cross Walk Olympia, Washington

Posted by Tom Alexander on August 25th, 2016

20160722_120523 (2)After praying at Oregon’s state Capitol Mall in Salem, as well as the downtown area, I returned to our motel. Jeanette and I checked out of the motel, then headed for Portland for an entire day of cross walking. You can read about the awesome Portland Cross Walk by returning to our Home page.

After a special cross walk in Portland, which was prompted by TV and newspaper reports that  the city’s largest gang was targeting police for assassination, we headed for Olympia, the capital of Washington and just an hour away. As we left Oregon’s most populous city and entered Washington state, we were greeted by a large sign that also bore witness to why we were walking the cross in the state of Washington.

The sign made us smile because everyone entering Washington from Portland sure can’t miss reading God’s Good News about our Savior’s crucifixion on the cross for our sins, His resurrection from the dead, and His soon return. And, as we would find out later, there are many believers living in the Evergreen State.

But we would also soon discover that the state’s beautiful capital city also had some major problems.



Shoot Dope, Skip Rope, Eat Cantaloupe. A Not So Normal Guide To Getting High.

In 2012 Washington’s citizens voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, aka cannabis. Since then there has been an upsurge in the number of marijuana-related fatal car crashes, reported in a 2016 article in the Washington Post and according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. No doubt, this and other safety issues concerning the legal use of cannabis products will eventually show that marijuana is not a safe and benign drug, as many pro-pot proponents tout.

For now, cannabis is legal to use in this state by those over 21. But, of course, we all know that this dangerous drug is most certainly used by those under twenty-one as well.

When we checked into our motel room I noticed that, along with many other sight-seeing brochures and visitor’s guides situated inside a large wooden rack,  a colorful guide and map to the state’s licensed cannabis shops was also included.

One of the reasons we had come to Washington was to pray that the people of this beautiful state would choose to say NO to using drugs, including marijuana and other cannabis products, even though it is legal to do so.

But I could see that we had our work cut out for us. Read the rest of this entry »

Cross Walk America: PRAY USA Salem, Oregon

Posted by Tom Alexander on August 18th, 2016

11667519_10204756331764198_5069639852817325348_n (5)Our latest 8-state cross walks began with Salem, the capital of Oregon. Between 2015 and 2020, my wife and I will travel to all fifty states and walk the cross at each state capital, Capitol Mall, City Hall and Police Stations and hoist the cross upright at each place and pray long and hard for all the people living in that state, including its governor, state representatives and senators, city leaders  and the state’s Thin Blue Line of law enforcement officers.

As is usually the case, Jeanette and I try to stay at a motel within a few miles from each Capitol Mall and downtown area. I love walking the cross down the major streets and thru the residential areas leading to each Capitol building. I get to talk with and pray with the everyday people this way, and hundreds of people get to see the large cross before I make it to my destination.

Arriving in the afternoon in Salem on the 20th of February, we checked into our motel room and spent a peaceful night plotting out my route for the next day, as well as discussing the previous cross walk in Redding, California, where we had spent ministering 1½ days prior to driving to Salem.


13709760_833749913391631_4619250484596839066_nI slept soundly this night, until 4 o’clock in the morning. For some reason, I was wide awake. I felt very fresh and rested, but though I do get up early, this is not the usual time that I arise. And, just like that, a very familiar Scripture from the Bible flashed like lightning across my mind.

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper.” I distinctly heard a still small voice speaking these special words of promise. Because I knew this was the LORD, I also knew it was time to pray. This was my prayer:

“LORD, You are my Shield and my Defender, my Strength and my Protector and the One who goes before me. I ask You to rebuke the evil one, Satan,  as well as the evil principality and overlord that hovers over Salem, the evil powers and dominions that are oppressing and influencing this city, the dark light rulers and evil spirits that have infiltrated this capital’s political and religious structures, and the demonic forces that are attacking and distressing the people of this city. Greater are You who is in and with me than he who is in the world…and there are many more of your angelic warriors with me than those that are with the devil. Lord, I thank You for the combat armor and armaments You have given me to wear as I enter this spiritual battlefield. And, I thank You for being my all-encompassing, all-around-me, surround-me, protective and indestructible shield of divine protection. I enter into Your victory over this city’s forces of evil and any weapon that might be used against me. I ask You to give me divine favor with the people of this strategic city. In Jesus Name, I pray. Amen.” This prayer is based upon Daniel 10, 1st John 4:4, Ephesians 6:12, and 2 Kings 6:12-18. Read the rest of this entry »

Cross Walk America: PRAY USA Carson City, Nevada

Posted by Tom Alexander on August 15th, 2016


This Carson City cross walk is the last of eight state capitals and Capitol Malls Jeanette and I brought the ten foot, 60-pound cross to this past July and August and during the second segment of several 8-state cross walks throughout America and our nation’s fifty state capitals and Capitol Malls, which will take place between 2015 and 2020.

This most recent 8-state cross walk took place from July 19 to August 4, 2016. AND, of the eight state cross walks, this one was quite amazing in Christ!


The day we arrived and after checking into our motel room, Jeanette and I drove to a Jack In The Box fast food restaurant, parked in the back next to the drive-up window, walked inside and ordered our meal. As we were eating, a man came up and said, “Excuse me, I am sorry for interrupting your meal…but is that big red truck with the large cross on it and parked outside yours?” Read the rest of this entry »

Cross Walk America: PRAY USA Cross Walk San Bernardino

Posted by Tom Alexander on December 14th, 2015

The Hurt And The Healer

Why? / the question that is never far away
But healing doesn’t come from the explained

Jesus,  please don’t let this go in vain
You’re all I have / all that remains

I’m alive / even though a part of me has died
Take my heart and breathe it back to life
I fall into Your arms open wide
When the hurt and the healer collide

Breathe /  sometimes I feel that’s all that I can do

Pain so deep that I can hardly move
Just keep my eyes completely fixed on You
Lord, take hold and pull me through

It’s the moment when humanity
Is overcome by majesty

When grace is ushered in for good
And all our scars are understood
When mercy takes its rightful place
And all these questions fade away
When out of weakness we must bow
And hear You say, “It’s over now”

Jesus, come and break my fear
Wake my heart and take my tears
Find Your glory even here

When the hurt and the healer collide

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San Bernardino is a beautiful southern California city with a population of some 215,000 souls.

Six days after the December 2nd  jihadist terrorist attack on innocent partygoers at the Inland Regional Center (RC) in San Bernardino. I traveled the  165 miles from Bakersfield to this city of some 215,000 souls, checked into my motel room and then unloaded the 60-pound, 10-foot cross from off the go-ye-mobile truck rack and began walking north on Waterman Avenue and toward the large IRC facility.

With the large cross resting on my left shoulder, I walked on the sidewalk and against the flow of traffic, waving and smiling at reach passing vehicle. This is my normal modis operandi, and it has served me well as I’ve walked the cross in some 130 California cities since 2006. From San Ysidro and the Mexican border crossing to San Francisco and the Bay area, response at seeing a now 68 year old street evangelist lugging a large cross on his shoulders and down a busy street has always been so much more positive than negative.

But I really didn’t know how the people of San Bernardino would respond this day.


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Every city I walk the cross at, I bring the large cross to each police station and pray for the safety of its thin blue line.

Five years earlier, I had walked the cross throughout downtown San Bernardino, along with Pasadena, Riverside and two other neighboring cities. But my real destination then was some forty miles away and the small city of Hemet, and especially its police station. My reason to walk the cross in Hemet was because of a short but serious news story I had read in our local paper.

After cracking down on outlaw motorcycle gangs that were engaged in all types of illegal and criminal activities, Hemet police officers became targets of reprisal, including the rerouting of a natural gas pipeline into the headquarters of the county’s gang task force in an attempt to blow up the building and the placement of a crude pipe bomb beneath an unmarked police vehicle as it sat outside a convenience store. Both attempts to kill and harm Hemet’s thin blue line failed, but the threats continued.

After arriving at Hemet, I walked the cross to the police station and, as is my normal method, I hoisted the 10-foot wooden crux upright and began praying loud and long, asking God to protect the city’s thin blue line by surrounding police officers with His thick blue line of angelic protectors. I also asked the God of justice to expose the culprits so they would be arrested.

One week later, Hemet police officers arrested the culprits, and the threat to their safety was totally quashed!



The names of the fourteen souls slain by the two jihad terrorists.

I thought of Hemet as I walked the cross toward the IRC, and how prayer really does work. Not only in Hemet, but in my hometown of Bakersfield, as well as so many of the other cities I had visited in a ten-year-period of cross walking. But how would the people of San Bernardino respond today after experiencing a totally unexpected terrorist attack on innocent civilians that had left fourteen dead and twenty-one wounded?

My concern was short-lived! As I traveled down the very busy street, car horns sounded, thumbs-up signs were displayed, and “Praise the Lord! shouts rang out loudly from smiling faces inside passing vehicles.

And what really got my attention was the number of people who were wearing long-sleeve tee-shirts that displayed a large arrow head (the symbol of San Bernardino County) with the words SB Strong printed inside the arrow head!

The message was already very clear, a message to all would-be terrorists as well as America and the rest of the world as well: “No force on Earth will keep us down! We are tough. We are San Bernardino Tough!” Read the rest of this entry »

Cross Walk America: PRAY USA Cross Walk Oakland

Posted by Tom Alexander on December 7th, 2015

City On Our Knees

If you gotta start somewhere why not here
If you gotta start sometime why not now
If we gotta start somewhere I say here
If we gotta start sometime I say now
Through the fog there is hope in the distance
From cathedrals to third world missions
Love will fall to the earth like a crashing wave
Tonight’s the night for the sinners and the saints
Two worlds collide in a beautiful display
It’s all love tonight when we step across the line
To a city with one king a city on our knees
A city on our knees Oh oh oh oh oh



Oakland is a beautiful city just eight miles form San Francisco via the Bay Bridge.

If the previous day’s great cross walk in San Francisco was any indication of what lie in store for this cross walker as I traveled in the Go-Ye-Mobile-2 truck (GYM-2) from the motel room on the Peninsula and in Belmont (25 miles south of San Francisco) to the East Bay city with a population of some 420,000 souls, then some great and awesome happenings in Christ were definitely going to take place today.

My main destination was Broadway, downtown Oakland’s main street and major hub of activity. The busy street was easy to find. Parking GYM-2 on 7th and Broadway, I sensed a lot of eyes on all my movements as I unstrapped the 10-foot, 60-pound cross from the truck’s rack, hoisted it upon my shoulder and headed north on Broadway and toward City Hall. Read the rest of this entry »