Cross Creek Church
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Our Pastor, Chris Peters
Prior to following God's calling to launch Cross Creek Church, Chris ministered to the Birmingham community for seven years on the pastoral staff of Covenant Presbyterian Church. Chris has lived in Pennsylvania, Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. He and his wife, Patience, an Alabama native, have four lovable and energetic boys. Chris is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Covenant Theological Seminary, also in St. Louis, and is currently working on a PhD. in Southern Religious History at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
Our Ministry Administrative Assistant & Office Manager, Christine Cox
Christine has over fifteen years experience working as a ministry assistant in both large and small churches and has volunteered her time and talents in Music, Missions, Children, and Women Ministries. She has a B.A in foreign languages from LaSalle University and M.B.A. from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA).
Derek was raised in the mission field both in Indonesia and South Africa. He assisted his parents with a church plant among the Indians in Durban, South Africa. There God laid it on his heart the desire to be involved in ministry. Laura has experience teaching both 5th grade and pre-school children in City and Christian school systems and has taught children of all ages from toddlers through 6th grade in Sunday School, Children’s Church, Vacation Bible School, and Sunday evening Bible studies for over ten years ("since I was practically a kid myself"). Both are graduates from Bryan College (Dayton, TN) - Derek, with a degree in Music Ministry and Laura, Elementary Education. Laura is currently pursuing her Masters in Education degree at University of AL, Birmingham.
Married for 1.5 years but have been involved with youth ministry for about 5 years. Ben graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and now works for a local ministry in town called Fixed Point Foundation. Whitney will graduate from UAB in May 2013 with an undergraduate degree in early childhood and elementary education. "God has given both of us a heart for working with junior and senior high students. We not only enjoy spending time with and getting to know the youth, but also mentoring and walking alongside them as they grow in Christ."
Nursery Director, Nathalie Phillips