David grew up in Miami, Florida until moving to Kingsport,Tennessee for high school. He graduated from ETSU in 1996 and went on to get his Master of Divinity degree in 2001 from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. David served as the College and 20-Somethings Pastor from 2000 to 2011 at Longview Heights Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Those years were spent discipling, teaching, and equipping 20-somethings to live their lives fully surrendered to the mission of Jesus. In those years, God was birthing the core values and mission of a new church. In 2011, David, Janet and their 4 kids (now 5) moved to Johnson City to plant a Gospel-centered, family-equipping church called CrossLife.
Mike grew up in Akron, Ohio until relocating to East Tennessee region with his wife Rhonda and their son Mykal. Mike and Rhonda are the owners of Modular Designs in Gray. He has served churches in the areas of Youth Ministry, Christian Education, Chaplaincy, and preaching for churches throughout our region. Mike serves here at CrossLife on our Elder/Leadership Team, he is a Life Group Leader, and provides leadership in various stewardship areas here at CrossLife.
Growing up in East Tennessee, Richard and his wife Teresa worked in nursing at the VA Hospital here is Johnson City. Richard has two grown sons and a new grandson. He has served as a Family Pastor, Church Planter, and Lead Pastor. Richard serves at CrossLife on our Elder/Leadership Team, co-leading a LifeGroup, and overseeing our Life Groups and discipleship ministries.
At CrossLife we don't pretend to serve our community alone. We have so many partners who have financially & prayerfully invested in us, and still others who we are financially and prayerfully investing in for the greater Kingdom of God. It is all about making disciples for the Glory of God, and none of us stand alone. If you would like more information about our partners contact us here.