At Crossroads we believe Jesus is God, and the best way to get to know Him is through the Bible. He is the central figure of the Bible, so we preach, teach and build our lives around Jesus. Our staff is dedicated to making Jesus the center of their lives and teaching others to do the same.
"Thirty years ago you would have never been able to convince me that I would be doing what I am today. I was the guy in the back of the room content to watch the leaders lead. Well, God has a sense of humor, and to prove it he called me, the most unlikely guy, to lead a group of His people."
"For more than twenty years, He has allowed me to serve Him at a place called Crossroads. What makes this church incredible is not the pastor or the preaching, but the people who have had their lives transformed by the power of God. The people of Crossroads are the most loving, caring, and sincere people you will ever meet. They have a way of making me look better than I really am!"
Andrew Willis serves as the Youth Pastor at Crossroads Baptist Church in Vinton, Louisiana. He has been serving working in student ministry in different capacities across the Lake Area. In July 2018 he married his wonderful wife, Morgan, and together they work to minister to the youth of our town.
As a lifetime member of Crossroads, he joined the staff in 2014 and was licensed in ministry in 2015. Andrew graduated from McNeese State University in December of 2015 with a degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Education at NOBTS.
"Another sinner being saved by grace. God has graciously revealed to me that He is the treasure of all life and that the greatest joy is found in Jesus and allowing him to be Lord of every part of life. Seeking for everyone to have a daily encounter with Jesus in word and deed either by being served and loved by God through people who know God's love or through having a deep, personal, intimate relationship with God through Jesus."
Dalton is a junior at McNeese State University, majoring in Health and Physical Education and he plans to go to seminary in the near future. His roles at Crossroads include working in our student ministry, leading a gospel community, making disciples, preaching on Sunday mornings, and learning the basics of pastoral ministry through an internship under Rob.
"Being a pastor's kid, ministry has always been a large part of my life. However, it wasn't until God showed me the immense grace that I've been given through Christ that I became truly passionate about being involved in ministry myself. It is my hope that through serving at Crossroads, I can be His hands and feet, showing others how much they are loved by their Creator."
Rebecca is a senior at McNeese State University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She began leading our music team in the fall of 2018 and recently became our Children's Minister. Contact her if you have any questions concerning music, children's ministry, outreach events, or our web page.
Janet serves as our Church Secretary, but the truth is her ministry extends far beyond that role. She is the one who keeps the wheels turning around this place. She is the behind-the-scene servant leader who has the gifts of organization and administration. Beyond her staff responsibilities, she serves in many other capacities throughout the church.
Nate has been a lifelong member at Crossroads and recently became our Youth Intern. Throughout the years, Nate has developed an interest in youth ministry and is serving in this position to continue to gain experience that will aid him in his future ministry.
Nate is a sophomore at McNeese State University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in History. After graduating, he hopes to work in the history field and serve as a youth pastor.