"Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock."
1 Peter 5:2-3
By the grace of God, Grant was converted at the age of 9. After nine years of teaching in the public school system, Grant was called to pastor Crossroad Church in 2021. He is a graduate from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity. He is married to his best friend, Karissa and they have two children: Abigail and Ann. His favorite book outside of the Bible is Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper. Grant's favorite pastors and preachers are: Doug Shivers, Mat Whitaker, Matthew Wiese, and David Koch.
Matthew Wiese was saved by the grace of God in second grade. He owns and operates Heirloom Farm in Earlham with his wife Lori. They have four children and several animals, including goats. His favorite book of the Bible is Romans and his favorite fictitious works are J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings series and The Hobbit.
By God’s intoxicating grace, Dave made a decision for Christ at the age of 23. He graduated from Iowa State University and retired after 44 years in banking. He and Jean have five adult children and seven grandchildren. His favorite authors are R.C. Sproul and John MacArthur. He likes to roast coffee, go to car shows and enjoys the Far Side cartoons.
"Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute,
full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty."
In the providence of God and in His great grace and mercy, the Lord converted Joel from a child of darkness to a child of light through hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ from a sermon by Alistair Begg in November 2015. Joel joined Crossroad in 2017 and has been involved in music ministry since 2018. He is married to a wonderful and grace filled woman Tanisha, and they have two children: Morgan and Londyn. Joel's favorite authors and preachers include: Alistair Begg, Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones, Kevin DeYoung, Sinclair Ferguson, Steve Lawson, J.C. Ryle, and RC Sproul. Joel also enjoys Kansas City Royals baseball.
Chris began attending Crossroad Church with his family over 10 years ago. It was through the pastor's preaching and conversations with other men and women in the church that Chris gained an understanding of the gospel and his need for Christ. Chris and his wife Mandy have four children: Ari, Molly, Esme and David.
Jesus Christ drew Roger into His family as a freshman in high school. He has owned his own business twice and worked in almost every area of construction over the past 50 years. Just recently, Roger retired from his last paying job as a heavy equipment operator. Roger and his wife Madelene met in their early teens and have been married for 48 years! They are blessed with four fabulous children and ten grandchildren. Roger enjoys reading and listening to John MacArthur, John Piper, and Alistair Begg. His hobbies include working on their acreage, hunting, reading, traveling and sailing when God allows.