David was born and raised in Miami, FL until moving to Kingsport, TN 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. While serving at LHBC, 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.
Elder and Associate Pastor
Growing up in East Tennessee, Richard 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.
Originally from Wisconsin, Jonah moved to Johnson City with his family when he was 5. Jonah graduated from Science Hill High School and has studied at East Tennessee State University. He is a manager at Ross's in Johnson City and has served and led in the worship ministry at CrossLife Church since 2018.
Ministry Assistant to Youth and Families
Ray grew up on a farm in central Illinois before pursuing a Bachelors in Worship Arts at Lincoln Christian University. In August 2020, Ray moved to Johnson City to begin working towards a Master of Divinity degree at a local seminary, and he eventually plans to lead and serve in Christian camp ministry. In June 2021, Ray married his bride Alayna and she joined him here in the Tri-Cities area.
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.