Pastor Matthew Kirkland
Pastor Matthew began his ministry at Crosslink in June of 2016. He and his wife Heather have been married since June of 2003 and they have four awesome kids – competitive Mack, thoughtful Gracie, easy-going Manny, and joyful Laine. They are excited to be a part of the Crosslink community, believing that God has promised “The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,” (Haggai 2:9). Previously Mathew served for thirteen years as senior pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Christiansburg, VA where God brought tremendous growth. Matthew has a strong passion for discipleship, missions, and worship. His vision is to see Crosslink become a church that engages and impacts the community and the nations for the glory of God. He loves spending time with family, meeting new people, participating in sports and cheering on his Crimson Tide as they continually win national championships in football. You can reach Pastor Matthew at email@example.com
Pastor Michael Miller
FAMILY MINISTRIES & ADMINISTRATION
Pastor Michael has been on staff since November of 2012. He and his wife, Kristin have been married since July of 2010. They have three children. Their vibrant and precocious daughter Makaylah was born in June of 2012. They are kept on their toes by their sons, Aidan, who was born in March of 2014, and Liam, born in April of 2016. Michael is originally from Ft Lauderdale, Florida but calls Lynchburg, Virginia home where he came to Liberty University as a student in 2000. Before coming to Crosslink, he was a Campus Pastor and Associate Director in the Office of Student Leadership at Liberty. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Liberty and a Master's degree in Religious Education from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is known around the church as a C.S. Lewis fan evidenced by the lion and Narnia collection in his office. Pastor Michael strives to “strategically serve Jesus” in all his areas of his ministry and leadership here at Crosslink. You can reach Pastor Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Scott Brown
WORSHIP & CREATIVE ARTS
Pastor Scott joined the Crosslink staff in November of 2011. He grew up in London, Ontario, Canada, and moved to the US to pursue his Masters Degree in Worship Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, where he met his wife Lindsey. Scott and Lindsey have one son, named Samuel, who was born in February of 2018. Scott has a desire to help build a community of Christ-followers who devote their lives to worshipping God in spirit and truth. He has a passion for leading worship and has been serving in church and touring music ministries for over 15 years. He is also a published songwriter. Scott enjoys many Canadian pastimes such as: playing hockey, saying “eh,” and eating Canadian bacon. You can reach Pastor Scott at email@example.com
Pastor Marty Terrell
Pastor Marty came on staff at Crosslink in May of 2014. He grew up in Richmond, VA, and has been married way outside his league to his wife Dawn since May of 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia, a Master of Arts from Columbia International University, and a Ph.D in Christian Leadership from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Marty and Dawn are blessed with three amazing kids in sophisticated Karlee, fun-loving Isaac, and Josiah the entertainer. Marty enjoys playing most any sport, chugging Mountain Dew, and jamming to ‘80s tunes, but he’s most passionate about equipping the next generation to know Christ and make him known. You can reach Pastor Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Terry Ross
FINANCE & PASTORAL CARE
Pastor Terry came on staff at Crosslink in October of 2010. He grew up in Lizella, GA and is a 2005 graduate of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Christian Education. Terry enjoys spending time with his wife Danielle, who is the love of his life, second only to Jesus Christ. He enjoys Atlanta Braves baseball, video games, computers, and the Sci-Fi Channel. He loves teaching and is currently an online Adjunct Professor for Liberty University. Terry’s greatest desire in life is to glorify God by leading others to follow after Jesus Christ. You can reach Pastor Terry at email@example.com
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Chris Smith joined the Crosslink staff in July 2018. He has a Bachelor of Science from Radford University, a Master of Education from Virginia Tech, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris, his wife Mandi, and their two children have been at Crosslink since 2012 and serve in various ministry areas. Most recently, Chris served as the Chairman of the Deacon Ministry. Chris enjoys sports, hiking/biking trails and rivers in the region with his family, and coaching baseball. After serving as a children’s camp director for nearly 20 years, Chris submitted to God’s call to full-time ministry several years ago and is now excited to serve the Lord through his position at Crosslink and implement his passion for introducing children to the true and living God, ministering to families, and sharing Jesus through local and international missions. You can reach Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office & Information Manager
Jen began serving in the Crosslink office in May of 2013. Jen and her husband, Stacy, have three children; Jamie, David, and James. As a family, they like spending time together camping and enjoying God's beautiful creation in the outdoors. You can reach Jen at email@example.com
Financial Secretary & Receptionist
Kelly joined the Crosslink office staff in January of 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science from The College of William & Mary and a Master of Arts in Global Studies online through Liberty University. Kelly and her husband, Adam, enjoy traveling the world, being outdoors, and spending quality time with their family and friends. You can reach Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yana joined the Crosslink staff in January of 2017 after several years freelancing and volunteering as a graphic designer. With a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Mennonite University and experience in various ministry positions at the First Russian Baptist Church, she is most passionate about encouraging believers to serve Jesus alongside her. You will often hear Yana recruiting volunteers for the church, rescue squad, and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic. Together with her husband Daniel, she enjoys volunteering as an EMT, learning and researching diverse topics, classical literature, and consuming liberal amounts of dark chocolate with coffee. Contact Yana, in English, Russian, or Spanish, at email@example.com
Avery joined the Crosslink staff in August 2018 after serving for two years in Great Britain doing children and youth ministry work. She now studies at Blue Ridge Community College with plans to transfer to Liberty University and finish a degree in counseling. Avery enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading with a good cup of tea, and enjoying nature while hiking. You can reach Avery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jake joined the Crosslink staff in October 2018 as Crosslink's first student intern. He’s been involved in the Crosslink Student Ministry since 2012, first as a student and then a youth leader. Jake has a heart for the students at Crosslink and desires for them to grow in God. He now studies at JMU and is pursuing a degree in Computer Science. In his free time, Jake enjoys programming, camping, and playing video games with his friends. Contact Jake at email@example.com.
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