Sam is the “Son of a Coal Miner’s Daughter” turned surfer. Sam and his wife Sarah moved to CA in December of 2012 to be the youth and young adults pastors at Visalia First Assembly of God. Sam became the Lead Pastor of Crossroads Church in October of 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biblical and Theological Studies from Liberty University. Sam and Sarah have two boys, Judah and Canaan.
Alex is from Visalia, CA where his involvement in kids' and youth ministry inspired his calling to pastoral ministry here at Crossroads Church. Alex is finishing his degree in Church Leadership through SAGU and is currently a senior in their program. He leads the Kids' team here at Crossroads Church toward an environment that is safe, fun, and all about Jesus.
Executive & Worship Pastor
Joe is from Los Angeles, CA where he grew up being a part of leading worship since he was 12 years old. For the last 10 years Joe has served in full time ministry as worship pastor with Assembly of God churches in Northern and Southern California, including 8 years in Ojai. Now he and his wife Tara call the Santa Ynez Valley home with their son, Kevin. You can find Joe playing golf if he's not backpacking in the back country or playing guitar.
Mark went to Westmont College where he met his lovely wife Ann. They have two grown sons and five grandchildren all living in the Santa Ynez Valley. He was a teacher for 34 years and is now retired. Mark loves Bible study and has taught adult Bible classes for over 40 years. In his leisure time you can usually see Mark riding his bike or working on a project in his shop when he isn’t road-tripping in his custom built camper.