Senior Pastor - Joshua Parker
The Good News that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior is the message taught by Pastor Josh Parker without compromise. The Word of God is the foundation of Crossway Baptist Church, as Pastor Parker shepherds his flock through preaching the Word of God, ministering to the needs of his congregation and community. He is dedicated to building a vital senior focused ministry, supporting our growing mature and retired membership, reaching out to young families, addressing the needs of young singles, providing a safe arena for our children and growing youth activities which include drama and music programs.
Pastor Parker is instrumental in casting the vision of the future for Crossway. He is spearheading activities for developing an expanded campus to include a new sanctuary to accommodate our growing membership, classroom space needs, a fellowship / activity center for community programs, dinners, additional group meeting space, and the many fun activities the congregation enjoys.
Music With the McKinleys
The McKinleys met while working on church music degrees at LouisianaCollege, a Southern Baptist institution. They then finished their degrees at Troy State University in the field of music education. Michael later pursued additional studies at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Both feel blessed to have lived a rich and varied life of music. This lifetime of experience includes public school teaching, private studio work, and professional performance in piano, trumpet, and voice. These experiences have taken them to schools and churches in Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, and Florida. However, the most blessed experience has been, and continues to be, working with fellow musicians to reach the lost and enrich the lives of believers of the church through music. They are deeply humbled and eternally grateful for the opportunity to be with the precious family at Crossway, and look forward to many more great musical experiences in the Lord’s service.
Now that Michael and Barbara have grown sons with children of their own, Jimmy Lewis the cat is allowing them to share life with him. He sings, too!
Children's Director - Jennifer Parker
Jennifer Parker is the pastor's wife, and a certified Kindergarten through 8th grade teacher. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2002 with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She taught various grades and subjects for four years in Mississippi, before moving to Florida in 2006.
She is now a stay-at-home mother of four children and director of all children ministries at Crossway. She believes that the children are the church's future, and wants to grow the children to become future leaders of the church in a loving, encouraging environment.
Administrative Assistant - Amber Barnes
Amber Barnes has spent most of her young adult life in Tallahassee, Florida. She's been involved at Crossway Baptist Church for the better part of the last five years. She recieved her diploma in Administrative Assistance with an Accounting Emphasis from the Tennessee Technology Center in 2012.
Our youth team is made up of a hand picked group of talented members who give direction, guidance, and loving instruction to the teens of Crossway Baptist Church.
They provide musical worship, bible study, and sunday school every week. In addition they organize and oversee monthly fellowship events and yearly summer youth camp and D-Now opportunities.
We are on the north-east corner of Capital Circle SW and Crawfordville Highway. The church is directly behind Ultimate Image Car Dealership.
405 Crossway Road
Tallahassee, FL 32305
Church Phone: (850) 877-5216
Church Fax: (850) 877-5216
Deacons and Wives:
Lamar & Melanie Cox 575-6960
Butch & Pat Davis 926-3289
Chris & Penny Johnson 421-9882
Walter & DiAnne McCollister 385-4617
Lex & Eileen Shea 421-2387
Charles & Vicki Welch 294-1394