DR. VONDIE COOK
Vondie Cook has been the Pastor at Cross Point for over 30 years. In that time, we have seen God grow the congregation and construct the current church building. Pastor Vondie went to Warner University and received 2 BA degrees, one in Biology Education, and one in Church Studies. He later earned his Ph.D. while pastoring Cross Point. He and his wife Lori love to travel and see new places. Their family also loves to play in the water with their jet ski. Pastor Vondie also enjoys playing golf. He and Lori have five grown children: Matt, Staci, Chance (wife Michaela), Courtney and Tyra. They also have three dogs, Zeke, Millie and Remlie.
Pastor Rob loves student ministry and raising up a
new generation of Christ centered disciples! He has been working with youth in Beckley since interning with Cross Point in 2002 and received an M.A. in Executive Leadership from Liberty University in 2017. He and his beautiful wife Katie have three great kids (Caroline, Maggie and Samuel). Rob is often seen talking about college football and helping organize trips and activities for students and families.
Running the halls of Adventure Alley with a hot cup of coffee in one hand and possibly hula hoops in the other would be Rhonda Duckworth. Rhonda has spent her entire adult life teaching and leading children and taught many years in public school. She describes her call to children’s ministry (when asked to join the Cross Point Staff in 2013) as, “finally admitting to herself that she was far more passionate about helping kids develop a relationship with Jesus Christ than with complex fractions.” Rhonda’s greatest love on this side of eternity is her family. She’s been married to her husband, Greg, since 1994 and together they have raised two amazing daughters, Brianna and Erin.
Michael Hicks is beyond excited to be on the Cross Point team. Michael grew up as a Church of God pastor’s kid and has lived in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky, and now West Virginia. Michael grew up playing and singing many styles of music, his favorite being praise and worship, blue grass, and southern gospel. When asked who his greatest musical influences are, Michael would have to say Rich Mullins, Bill Gaither, and Keith Green. When not doing music ( which is very rare) you can find Michael enjoying a nice relaxing day of magnet fishing or find him cheering for the Florida Gators in any sport that’s on.
Receiving degrees in accounting and management, Pastor Justin felt for sure he would end up working for an accounting company. However, God had other plans for his life, calling him into ministry. Pastor Justin began as a Youth Intern at Cross Point and now serves as Administrative Pastor where he oversees the day to day operations of the church. He loves his wife Janie, cooking, and being outdoors.
Danette Taylor can often be found playing dinosaurs, handing out goldfish crackers or just giving a much needed hug for a boo-boo. She has had a love for teaching little ones about Jesus for as long as she can remember. Before coming to CrossPoint, she could be found doing children's programming at the library. She is a mother to a beautiful daughter and has been married to her husband, Scott since 2005. Besides her time with preschoolers, she loves books, trying new recipes and spending time with her family.
Pastor Mike grew up in Beckley and has a heart for the city. He is a graduate from Ohio Christian University with a BA in Ministry and Leadership. He is the pastor to our online community, but has also served in other churches as a Lead Pastor and Pastor to youth and families. He and his beautiful wife Santana have 3 boys; Landon, Parker, and Cooper.