Bruce Garner

Senior Pastor

Bruce first came to CrossPoint as a college student and helped in the Spanish ministry. He grew up in Mexico, where his parents still serve as missionaries. While in college, he met his wife Charise, a "pastor's kid" with her own...


jim gane

executive & groups Pastor

At 16 years old, Jim began to attend church at Central Baptist Temple (aka: CrossPoint). After a few months, he put his faith in Christ and has been here ever since. He feels very, very blessed to have been a part of the church family...

gregory pierce

Worship, men's & recovery Pastor

Gregory first came to CrossPoint in the summer of 2013 as an invited guest. The minute he stepped into the church he knew that there was something special going on here and felt God's spirit start to stir in him to become a part of it...

Matthew burkholder

Student Pastor

Matt grew up going to CrossPoint (back in the blue chair days) with his family as far back as he can remember. He attended both junior high and high school ministries, where God eventually got a hold of his heart and he decided...


sandra hills

Director of children's ministry

Sandra first came to CrossPoint at the age of seven after moving from Michigan with her family. She attended local elementary and junior high schools and was blessed to have three years at Liberty Christian High School where she...

colbie thompson

kids' care specialist

Colbie was born and raised in San Clemente, California. She graduated from San Jose State University in May 2014 where she majored in Communicative Disorders and Sciences, and minored in Child and Adolescent Development. In July...

chris wakeland

junior high leader

Chris was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. At age 12, his family moved to the beautiful state of Oregon. He attended junior high and high school in the small town of St. Helens, where he succeeded at baseball. He continued...

Cindy davis

financial manager

After growing up in Michigan and going to Bible College in Missouri, Cindy was elated to have the opportunity to move to California to be a part of the ministry at CrossPoint (formerly, Central Baptist) in 1977. She was fortunate...


michelle rustad

administrative assistant

Michelle's family started attending Central Baptist Church in 1994, when she and her husband, Cliff, enrolled their eldest daughter, Ashley, into Liberty Christian School in first grade. After attending church, she understood what it meant...

rachel Thomas

media & Promotions Coordinator

Rachel was introduced to CrossPoint in 2003 when she came to Liberty Christian School as a 7th grader. She was baptized at CrossPoint on Easter Sunday 2006 by then Youth Pastor Nick Fisher. After graduating from Liberty in 2009...

Melissa Applebee

Social Media Manager & Missions Assistant

Melissa was born and raised in Southern California, but lived for a short time in Arizona and Montana. She gave her life to Jesus when she was 16 years old and has since been on fire to spread the Gospel...

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cecil maxey


Upon retiring from pastoring, Cecil came to CrossPoint with his wife, Lana, in 2012. He grew up in Texas and met Lana at a church there. His service to the Lord has included starting two churches (one in Bakersfield, California and one in...

david rushing

worship leader

David Started coming to CrossPoint when his family moved to Huntington Beach when he was in the 5th grade. He has been involved in musical worship ever since he learned the guitar in the 6th grade. It is a true passion of his to partner...

janice bastin

worship arts team assistant

Janice grew up in west Texas and surrendered to full time ministry at age 19. She joined CrossPoint when she came to southern California to teach piano and music classes at Pacific coast Baptist Bible College where she also...