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. He is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry degree at 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.