Meet Lucas Resendez, one of the Crossroads’ favorite sons. He is caring, has a great sense of humor, is a great listener and is a talented musician. You will see him quite often playing bass for the worship band. We appreciate him taking time to answer these questions.
Editor: Where were you born and where did you grow up?
Lucas: I was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.
Lucas: I started coming to the Crossroads cause of my buddy Joseph Valdez almost ten years ago. We grew up going to school together and in high school he invited me to come along with him.
Editor: How long have you known the Lord and how were you introduced to Him?
Lucas: I was first introduced when I started going to the youth group at the Crossroads. At first I was a bit reserved about letting God in. I thought knowing him was sufficient. It wasn’t till I decided I wanted to go to YFN, a youth camp at CFNI in Dallas, that I started understanding what it was to have a relationship with God and the difference between knowing Him and having a relationship with Him. So I decided to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior when we returned from the camp. This being around eight years ago.
Editor: How would you sum up your experience at the Church of the Crossroads?
Lucas: My experience at the Crossroads has been a roller coaster ride trying to understand and grow my relationship with God. From understanding happiness, sadness, anger and everything else and understanding that it’s all used for the good of his kingdom, to mature me as a person. It’s an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything in this world. Because of my experiences at the church I have matured and I know I will continue too.
Editor: Do you have any hobbies or favorite pastimes?
Lucas: I have many hobbies, from cooking, playing music, to doing wood work. I enjoy almost anything I do, especially if I’m doing it with great friends.
Lucas: Because of my love for both science and my relationship with God, not so much religion, this has always been a favorite quote of mine: “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” -Albert Einstein
Editor: Besides Jesus and the Bible, what books and/or people have had the biggest impact on your life?
Lucas: My parents have to be put on this list. Besides them there’s also many musicians such as John Mayer, Chris Martin and as of late Dave Holland. As far as books go I like to read for pleasure, so I tend to read more novels then anything else.
Lucas: This is still a pretty massive list for me. For starters there’s, (1) flying in a plane, (2) playing music in a sold out arena, (3) visiting multiple countries such as Germany, Spain, China, South Korea and many more. (4) going to a League of Legends worlds championship tournament. For the sake of not dragging this out too much lets just say I can ride a 20 page essay on everything else on my bucket list.
Lucas: The biggest legacy I would love to leave is my family. Granted I am not married nor have children, that is my biggest goal in life. My children will be my biggest and proudest legacy.