About our Staff
Our Pastors and staff
God has blessed CrossPointe with an amazing group of pastors, support staff, and volunteers who put in countless hours each week to minister to people in our church and in our community. Here are a few insights and fun facts about them.
Lead Pastor - mbutler @ crosspointe.tv
Mike Butler has been serving Christ as a pastor for nearly 20 years. He and his wife Debbie have served at CrossPointe for over 9 years in different ministries including College, Singles, and Adult ministries. As Lead Pastor, Mike attempts to point people to Jesus in every way that he can through engaging sermons, weekly classes, and by leading a home group. Holding Masters degrees in Religion and Professional Ministry from Liberty University, Mike believes that education is key to better understanding the Christian faith. He serves as an adjunct professor at Hillsdale College in Moore teaching subjects such as Christian Theology, Biblical Interpretation, Comparative Religions, and Christian Counseling.
In addition to education, Mike believes that are not really growing in Christ unless we get our hands and feet dirty in the messiness that is ministry. So he and his wife have participated in global relief efforts with the 1040Initiative, working with DHS and foster kids through Royal Family Kids, and looking for ways to pour into their own community through various efforts.
Finally, Mike is just a regular guy with a passion for Jesus. He longs to see his family grow in their faith and live from that place. He believes that each moment of our lives are granted to bring God glory - from leading people to Jesus to appreciating the power of a good cup of coffee. He loves music, reading, and professional wrestling.
Worship and Arts Pastor - mlewis @ crosspointe.tv
Michael and his family have been part of the ministry at CrossPointe for over 20 years. He has served in churches in Oklahoma, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas. As Worship and Arts Pastor, Michael has developed and mentored music teams at CrossPointe, Hillsdale College, and nationally selected Youth Evangelistic Teams from Randall House Publishing. A masters graduate of Liberty University, Michael serves with his wife Bethany and their three children in areas of technology, worship leadership, planning, and training. Michael believes that worship music has always been an integral part of the church, especially here at CrossPointe. It has allowed people to move beyond simply hearing truth, and to express that truth back to God, the Creator. It’s a dynamic experience where God’s message becomes our own. It’s a catalyst for change that can transform who we are and how we see God.
Seniors Pastor - jrhoades @ crosspointe.tv
Hometown - Cleveland, OK
What's currently in your CD player?- Mozart
Why did you come to CrossPointe? - I've been a part of the Free Will Baptist Church for my entire life, so when I moved to Norman in 1972, we naturally came to CrossPointe.
Who inspires you? - Winston Churchhill - He is probably the greatest statesman in recent history.
What is your greatest memory? - December 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor - My role model was my uncle and I knew he was supposed to have been at Pearl Harbor. It still brings tears to my eyes when I think about how I felt when I heard the news on the radio that we had been attacked. It turns out though, that he was one day away from arriving at the base.
Your greatest indulgence? - Ice Cream
Your last purchase? - A Chocolate Malt!!!!!!!
Lead Children's Pastor - jcrawford @ crosspointe.tv
Jimmy Crawford serves as Lead Children’s Pastor and Director of Upward Sports. He also directs Transit46 & J.A.M., CrossPointe's mid-week programs for 1st-6th graders. 2015 is Jimmy's 20th year of experience in Children’s Ministry. He has directed several associational children’s camps and served on the State Christian Education Board. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and History from East Central University and has accumulated over 8 years of experience as a basketball coach in the Public School system and at the Collegiate level.
Student Minister - mluster @ crosspointe.tv
Mike Luster has been a student minister since 2001. He and his wife Donna were married in 1999 and have 4 daughters Alexis, Madelynn, Emma, and Kenedee. Mike attended college at Hillsdale College and finished at Mary-Hardin Baylor University. He has been serving as Student Pastor at CrossPointe since September of 2011. Mike loves Dr. Pepper (maybe a little too much), is a huge Thunder fan and of any OU sports team. He loves to coach his daughters in various sports, and also loves to watch a good movie with them. He may not be able to fix cars or be a handy-man, but he can try to help you have a good laugh.
Creative Media Director - cvasquez @ crosspointe.tv
Chris has been a worship leader in various churches for over 18 years. He and his wife Jennifer have been attending CrossPointe for over 10 years, and have twin boys, 8 years old. He currently helps lead worship, produces video and graphics for all services, and manages the CrossPointe website and social media. He also loves photography, Star Wars, obsesses over technology, tries to write novels, and thinks his kids are the cutest/most handsome kids in the tri-city area.
Director of Early Childhood - alaubach @ crosspointe.tv
Angie, and her husband, Shawn, have attended CrossPointe for over twelve years. She has extensive training in early childhood development and she has directed childcare programs in Manhattan, Kansas. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, majoring in Family Relations and Child Development. with further studies at Kansas State University.
Sports Ministry Director - bhardy @ crosspointe.tv
Brett has been in ministry for 10 years, serving as a Student Pastor in Oklahoma and Arkansas, and now as the Sports Ministry Director here at CrossPointe. Brett is a graduate of Mid-America Christian University. He and his wife Madelinn have been married for five years and have a beautiful little girl. Brett believes that sports is a language that allows us to find common ground with one another and build community. Ultimately our desire is for CrossPointe to have a sports ministry that is set a part from other athletic venues because people find that sports isn't the number one goal of what we do, it is our avenue of loving people like Jesus.
Pastor to Pointe Groups - jstafford @ crosspointe.tv
Justin has been married to Mariah since 2008, they have three children, twin girls and a son. A 2009 Graduate of Hillsdale College, Justin has served in churches for 10 years on many levels. He most recently served as Youth Pastor in Moore for 6 years. In his spare time Justin enjoys reading, playing video games, and finding great "mom and pop" restaurants with his wife.
Associate Student Minister - tsergent @ crosspointe.tv
Tyler has been in ministry for 3 years, in different capacities. He graduated from the Universtiy of Oklahoma with a degree in Religious Studies, where he was also a track athlete. In his spare time he loves watching anything OU sports related or his Seattle Seahawks. He loves track and field, and continues to coach in his free time. Tyler assists Mike Luster in various aspects of the Student ministry.
Church Operations Director - cvesely @ crosspointe.tv
Church Office Administrator - dmckiddy @ crosspointe.tv
Director of Early Learning Center
Lecia has been a key leader in the startup and growth of the Kingdom Kids Early Learning Center. She has been involved in several childcare centers and even directed her own in-home facility dating back to the mid 90's. She has attended Rose State College, East Central, and the University of Oklahoma.
Director of Maintenance - jtolson @ crosspointe.tv