Elders

The Leaders at Crossroads Church exist to equip the church membership to make disciples and live on mission. Every believer is called to the full-time ministry of making disciples...but some, by His grace and calling, are selected to lead the church as examples. The Bible refers to them as elders and deacons. When needed on a more full-time basis to administer a particular aspect of ministry, a staff member is hired. Biblical leadership serves the body by helping them grow in the gospel so they can know God intimately, grow together interactively, and go everywhere intentionally. This discipleship happens as we live life-on-life together on mission for Jesus. When we all live out our God-given calling and potential, the result is less leaders who are burned out (because of busy fruitless activity), and more members growing in the gospel (as they enage in ministry in everyday life). It's a picture of disciples making disciples (not church programs making us busy)!
 
Elders are under-shepherds of the Greatest Shepherd, Jesus. He is the one who builds His Church, loves His Church, corrects His Church and sends His Church. We are to submit to Him and His authority because He is the One who has purchased us with His blood. Therefore, Crossroads Church is committed to functioning with a plurality of elders. The term elder is synonymous with the term pastor. However, pastor refers to the function (imperative), while elder refers to the office (indicative). While some churches have elders who function as administrators and pastors who function as ministers, every elder at Crossroads Church is a pastor/teacher. An Elder is also a man who cares for, guides, and protects those who are members. Elders are the core leadership at Crossroads Church and are responsible before God to lead this church in the character and priorities of Christ and for the glory of God.
 
The elders primary responsibility is to give themselves to prayer and the Word. They are to teach, instruct, exhort, rebuke, and correct the body of Christ in sound doctrine. They should be men who live exemplary lives as Christians, husbands, fathers, and members of society. They are charged with protecting the flock from "wolves in sheep's clothing", equipping the people for the work of ministry, and preserving the doctrinal integrity of the local church. They are the spiritual shepherds of the flock.
p1030515-2Chris Jordan
Pastor/Elder
 
Chris married Jennifer in 1993. They have 9 children. He earned his Bachelor's Degree at Wayland Baptist University in Phoenix, AZ and his Master's Degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. Chris enjoys reading, sports, and spending time with his family.
Chris is full-time with Crossroads Church. Chris also serves on the Administrative Committee of the Greater Atlanta Baptist Network.
dwightDwight Waldrop
Elder
 
Dwight married Sharon in 2006 after losing their first spouses. They have 7 children and 13 grandchildren. He enjoys gardening, woodwork and genealogy. 
 
Dwight operated a picture frame shop for 20 years, retiring in 2006.
CassidyFamBob Cassidy
Elder
 
Bob married Karen in 1979. They have four grown children, of which three are married. They are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren.
Bob has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, a Master of Science in Computer and Information Science from the University of New Haven, and an MBA from Mercer University. Bob is a computer software architect working as a contractor for the General Services Administration.
keysKen Keys
Elder
Ken married Micki in 1975. They have 3 children and 1 grandchild. 
He enjoys time with family. 
 
Ken is a sales rep for a major copier company.
jenningsJim Jennings
Elder
 
Jim married Carolyn in 1964. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. He enjoys sports and spoiling his grandchildren.
 
Jim is the owner and operator of a major landscaping company.