Jason has been at Crossroads since 2005. He is a graduate of John Brown University in Siloam Springs Arkansas. After graduating, he spent 8 years as the music and small groups pastor at Community Christian Fellowship in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Jason is married to his beautiful wife Karen. They have six children (Andrew, Timothy, Nathanael, Kaylyn, Karley, and Kathryn).
Favorite Pastime: playing music, spending time working around the house on projects, drinking coffee, and spending time at home with the family.
Something I'd like to do before I die: Take a week long hiking trip in the mountains with my boys
Favorite Quote or Scripture: Psalm 103
Gus joined the staff in 2010. He came to Crossroads from Mozambique Africa where he spent 7 years as a missionary to the Yao people. He is a graduate of Baptist Theological College, South Africa. Gus is married to his beautiful wife Alice. They have three children (Chloe, Rachel, and Sarah).
Favorite Pastime: Sitting around a braai with friends
Something I'd like to do before I die: Drive across Africa
Favorite Quote or Scripture: Luke 15:20
Amie has been on staff at Crossroads since 2014. Before joining the staff, Amie had been leading our student ministry as a volunteer parent. Amie is married to Randy. They have 4 children (Trey, Zoey, Seth, and Jace).
Favorite Pastime: Sporting events, reading, and traveling
Something I'd like to do before I die: Hiking the Appalachian Trail and going hang gliding
Favorite Quote or Scripture: "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9
We've been praying that God would lead us to our next Children's Director and He did! With the approval of the congregation, Priscilla Barger will join the staff April 1! Priscilla loves Jesus and she loves children. We're excited about the future of our children's ministry and seeing many children come to faith in Jesus Christ.
Karen joined the Crossroads staff in 2008. She moved to Grimes with Jason in 2005 and their 4 kids. They now have 6 kids, 1 daughter-in-law, & 1 grandbaby! Life is full of many things kids and church! Karen enjoys reading, cooking, family dinner, and quiet when she can get it!!
A scripture that has been meaningful during this season of life is Jeremiah 17:7-8.
"But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."