Mark Avery

Executive Pastor

Mark Avery joined the Crossroads staff in late 2015. He grew up in Woodland, Washington and served in the Air Force from 1996-2010. 


From 2010 to 2015, Mark ran a small public opinion research firm and managed financial services teams for PepsiCo and IBM. 


Mark earned a Bachelor’s degree in Government and a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Maryland. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.


He and Cherith married in 2001 and they have two daughters, Shiloh and Eden, and two sons, Gideon and Asher.