Pastor Johnny Henderson serves as our Senior Pastor. Pastor Johnny has served the Lord in over 30 years of ministry and has been pastor of CRBC since September 1999. Pastor Johnny oversees all missions and ministry programs of the church, and in particular, the Bible teaching and preaching ministry. He has participated in many ministry and missions projects in a statewide, national and international context. Pastor Johnny has served on the boards of many ministries such as the BCM International Ministries, North Carolina Baptist Men, Prison Fellowship, Hank Williams Evangelistic Association, Jesse Crook Ministries, and others. He has also served on the General Board of the Baptist State Convention. Johnny is married to Renea and has three daughters; Adrienne, Danielle, and Elizabeth, and eight grandchildren.
Mitch Duncan and his wife, Carol, came to serve at Cross Road Baptist Church in June 2018. Married since 1994, they love their cats like children. They met while studying at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where Mitch earned a Master of Church Music degree and Carol earned a Master of Christian Education degree. They have served churches together in Kentucky during their seminary years, in the Charlotte area for 17 years, and for a brief time in Tennessee. Mitch has been part of missions projects in Louisiana and Mississippi, with Carol joining on projects in Alaska and Brazil. Both love serving the Lord with God's people, fellowship time with family and friends, playing disc golf, and laughing with (and at) one another. Mitch enjoys writing songs and sharing God's Word through music and teaching, and Carol enjoys reading, cooking, and cross stitch.
Mitch would love to speak with you about getting involved with our music ministry. We've got something for everyone!
Justin serves as our Minister to Students, College and Young Professionals. He joined our staff in February of 2019. He and his wife, Candace, grew up in Randolph County. After they married in 2007, he attended Southeastern Seminary to receive his MDiv in Advanced Biblical Studies. Upon graduating, Justin and his wife moved to Concord, NC, where he served as Minister to Families for 8 years before God called him back to Randolph County to serve at Cross Road! Justin is passionate about teaching God's Word and leading people to grow deeper in a personal relationship with Jesus. His hope is that he can be an asset to parents as they seek God's will for discipling their children. He is also excited about leading our young people, planning missions opportunities, and getting involved in campus ministry! Justin plans to spend his down time at the zoo and the disc golf course. He, Candace, and their two daughters, Alaythia and Amelia, are excited to be here and excited for all God has in store!
Cheryl Surratt serves as Ministry Administrator Assistant at Cross Road Baptist Church. She joined the staff in March 2016. Cheryl has grown up in the church since she moved to North Carolina in 1982. Her husband Randy joined her as a member in 1992. As Ministry Administrative Assistant, Cheryl is responsible for the day-to-day church office duties. This includes the weekly church bulletin and monthly news-letter, correspondence, and financial records, as well as other miscellaneous details. Cheryl and Randy have three children; Kayla, Cameron and Evie.
.Laura Gillispie serves as our Director of Children's Ministries. She has been involved in ministry to children for over 30 years. Laura has taught in a local Christian school for more than 26 years making a tremendous impact on children and their families. Laura looks forward to seeing how God uses each young life.