Dr. Ken Alford came to serve as the Senior Pastor of Crossroads in May of 2005. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Alford is graduate of Troy State University. He received both the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He came to Crossroads after serving as a Senior Pastor of three different churches in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida over a period of 21 years. While in Florida, Dr. Alford served terms as President of the Florida Pastors' Conference, President of the Florida Baptist Convention, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the North American Mission Board. He is currently serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Ken, as he is affectionately known, is married to the former Cynthia Johnson of Mobile, Alabama. They have two adult children, Elizabeth and Andrew.
Rick Parker came to serve as the Education and Administration Pastor at Crossroads in January of 2007. A native of Decatur, Alabama, Rick is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his Master of Arts degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He came to Crossroads after serving in a number of staff roles over a period of 28 years in five different churches in Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, and Georgia. Rick's varied background includes service as a Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, Minister of Single Adults, and Minister of Youth and Recreation. He is married to the former Cindy Wilkerson of Norman, Oklahoma. They have a two adult children, Andrew and Hannah, and an elementary school-aged daughter, Shay.
Rev. Zack Hamsley, Music & Media Pastor
Zack came to serve as the Music and Media pastor of Crossroads in August 2013. Zack first came on Crossroads' staff in 2009 as the Music Assistant, then in 2012 became the Music and Media Associate. Born and raised in Hawkinsville, GA, Zack came to Valdosta in 2007 to study at Valdosta State University and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Arts in Intercultural Communication. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Music and Worship through Liberty University. Zack recently married the former Lauren Edwards of Adel, GA in October 2013.
Rev. Ross Cook, Youth Pastor
Ross Cook came to serve as the Youth and College Pastor at Crossroads in September of 2006. He had served as a Youth Ministry Associate for two years at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, the church that produced the popular Christian film, Facing the Giants. Ross had served as a Youth Intern at Sherwood while in college. He also served for four years as the Youth Minister at Liberty Baptist Church in Albany and for one year as the Program Associate and Youth Outreach Worker for World Vision in Albany. A native of Albany, Ross received the Associate of General Studies degree from Darton College there. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Georgia Southwestern and State University in Americus, GA. He is married to the former Wendy Bledsoe of Tifton, GA. They are the parents of an elementary school-aged daughter Kylie, two preschool-aged daughters, Kolbie and Kate.
Matt Gay came to serve as college pastor of Crossroads in July 2012. Matt previously served on staff at Crossroads as an intern to our youth and college students in 2008. A native of Wrens, GA, Matt moved to Valdosta in 2004 and graduated in 2009 from Valdosta State University with a Bachelors of Science in Health and Physical Education. Matt also had the privilege of working with our neighboring ministry, The Mailbox Club. He recently married the former Meredith Moore in May 2012.
Steven Bonham came to serve as the Children's Pastor in July 2010. He served as Preteen Associate at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, for three and a half years before coming to Valdosta. He had also previously served as Middle School Intern at Johnson Ferry Baptist in Marietta, Georgia. Steven is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham. He received his Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is newly married to the former Carrie Lovelady of Hartselle, Alabama.
Charlie Scarbrough joined the Crossroads staff team as our Senior Adults Pastor in October of 2005. A native of Sopchoppy, Florida, Charlie has been a resident of Valdosta for over 50 years. Before surrendering to the ministry, he worked in the appliance business for 45 years. Charlie earned his Associate of Divinity degree from Brewton Parker College, headquartered in Mt. Vernon, Georgia. He served as the Pastor of Morven Baptist Church for ten years and as the Interim Pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Adel and Barney Baptist Church after leaving Morven. Charlie presently serves as a Chaplain with Grace Hospice and is on call as a Chaplain with South Georgia Medical Center. He also preaches every Sunday morning at Langdale Place, an assisted living facility for senior adults in Valdosta. Charlie has one grown daughter, Cheryl, a son-in-law, David, and two granddaughters, Logan and Ellie.
Debbie Pike, Church Secretary
Leah Harrison, Senior Pastor's Secretary
Cindy Gillespie, Financial Secretary
Lorri McCrary, Education/Administration Secretary
Pat Sutter, Director of Facilities
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