Who We Are
WHAT WE BELIEVE
“Leading People to Become Fully-Devoted Followers of Jesus Christ”
Crosswater Community Church is a church for people who are seeking answers for their lives. Many people are looking for a relationship with Christ. Some are just looking for answers to issues they are struggling with on a daily basis. Our church is geared to help you with that search. We are a Community Church and everyone is welcome.
We are often asked what kind of church we are. We have people from every background and denomination as a part of our church family. Our own leadership team comes from a very diverse background. We chose to be identified as a “Community Church” so that EVERYONE feels welcome. Below you will find a description of our beliefs and a link to our by laws.
Jack has been the Pastor at Crosswater since 2008. Jack and Ann have five children and several grandchildren. Jack uses his down-home sense of humor, with his natural southern accent, to teach the practical truths of the Bible. It is his goal to help people live their lives to their fullest by becoming fully devoted followers of Christ. Jack’s leadership is a combination of his involvement in many aspects of life. He has a Masters in Theology, has finished half of his MBA, has an earned doctorate from the largest seminary in the world, and yet is as approachable and down to earth as he can be. He has served churches all across the south in Florida, Alabama, Texas, South Carolina and Georgia.
To offset his southern heritage, Jack is married to a Boston native to keep him in balance. Jack has served in leadership positions that include major leadership roles in Christian denominations and as Chaplain for the NFL Miami Dolphins. Jack has a business background in information technology and sales. He has served as a motivational speaker for corporations. Jack is an avid University of Alabama football fan!
Beginnings: I was born in Tampa, elementary school in Roswell, GA, graduated high school in Lombard, IL and graduated college in Omaha, Nebraska where I lived for 31 years before moving to Ponte Vedra.
People: My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my wife Janet, my son Jackson, my two brothers and many close friends.
Learning: BSBA from University of Nebraska; Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Listen: Contemporary Christian and 80’s rock
Watch: Big Bang Theory, The Middle, Jeopardy I don’t watch too many movies.
Read: The Bible, relevant Christian authors dealing with men ministry, relationships and marriage.
Misc: I love fancy pants…the fancier the better and anything red…Go Big Red! Oh yeah and everything Chicago…Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks!
Worship & Creative Arts Pastor
Beginnings: I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama
People: My wife, Jaclyn, and my kids, Megan and Grant. We are still really close to our family back home in Alabama and are fortunate to have great friend surrounding us.
Learning: I attended The University of Montevallo in Alabama where I became a Rhodes Scholar—Kidding. I did go to Montevallo where I became a marginal student (at best). I graduated in 1999 with a BS in Marketing.
Listen: My playlist includes a little bit of everything. If you catch me listening for just pleasure I almost always have guys like Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, etc. Don’t laugh….. I love it because I could never sing it.
Watch: What I like and what I watch are 2 different things. I like action movies and comedies. What I typically watch is Food Network and Say Yes To The Dress (which I affectionately call “Say No To The Show”). The ladies control the remote in our home. Oh, and my kids and I do have a strange thing for the show, Hoarders…. It makes us feel normal
Read: Music guys don’t read…. No, I love reading books on worship (Mirror Ball, The Heart of Worship, Return To Worship, etc). Anything David Platt or Francis Chan writes…
Misc: Avid Alabama Fan. Roll Tide….. I am possibly the worst golfer in Ponte Vedra!
CHILDREN & FAMILY PASTOR
Beginnings: I was born in Columbia, S.C., but moved when I was really young to Charleston, S.C. where I lived until I was 22 years old.
People: My family is the most important people (other than Jesus) in my life. I love spending time with them, even if it is just hanging out, and having the opportunity to coach some of my daughters sports teams.
Learning: I graduated from the College of Charleston with a BA in History and went on to get my Master’s of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.
Listen: I love Christian rap. Lecrae, KJ52, Kirk Franklin (old school)and Tedashii can often be heard from blaring from the family truckster.
Watch: Pretty much anything that has a Superhero (Avengers, Spiderman, Batman, Superman)
Read: The Bible (of course) and Radical and Cross Cultural by David Platt, Crazy Love by Francis Chan, Not a Fan and gods at War by Kyle Idelman, Prodigal God by Timothy Keller and the Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonheoffer