Senior Pastor

Dr. Richard D. Harvey

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Dr. Richard Harvey accepted the call to Cross Baptist Church as Senior Pastor on August 1, 2021. He received his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2020 specializing in church revitalization, his Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2006 with concentration in pastoral leadership, and his undrgraduate degree in Religious Studies from the University of Mobile in 1990. Dr. Harvey is married to Shannon (Stringer) Harvey.  They have three sons: Justus (married to Erin Curtis Harvey), Graham, and Wesley. Richard was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1991 and has more than 30 years of Christian ministry experience having served churches in Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Florida. He has authored numerous articles on church revitalization for The Church Revitalizer Magazine and has recently published in paperback his book, Fail Proof: Eight Biblical Truths That Will Keep You from Falling.

"I am so excited to be Senior Pastor at Cross Baptist Church. I love the local church. It is the "body of Christ" giving evidence of the love, care, and compassion of Jesus to the local community. If there is one thing I hope Eufaula, AL and the surrounding community comes to know and experience, it is that Cross Cares! We care because God cares for you and your family. "We love because He first loved us" (1 John 4:19, CSB). I hope you will join us soon and experience just how much Cross Cares as we attempt to express just how much Christ cares for you!"

"When (Jesus) saw the crowds, he felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dejected, like sheep without a shepherd" (Matt. 9:36, CSB).

Cross Cares because Christ Cares!

Associate Pastor for Family Ministries

Open Position

Coming soon!

Minister of Music

Vann Mote

Bro. Vann became Minister of Music at Calvary (now Cross Baptist Church) in October 2015. Vann is married to Melissa and they have one son, Evan, who serves as Media Technician for worship services at Cross.

Favorite Bible verse: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart – and lean not upon your own understandings
– in all your ways acknowledge him and He will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5-6

Favorite hobbies/activities: "Being outdoors- Riding and Driving horses and mules."

What are your hopes/dreams/expectations for Cross Baptist Church? "That Cross Baptist Church will be able to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the people in this community and help to draw them closer to the Lord."

Administrative Assistant

Sylvia Williamson

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Mrs. Sylvia began serving as Administrative Assistant at Calvary (now Cross Baptist Church) in December 2008.

Favorite bible verse: Hebrews 13:5b-6  For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."  6 So we may boldly say: "The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?" 

Favorite hobbies/activities: "Just enjoy spending time with my family, my church family, and friends."

What are your hopes/dreams/expectations for Cross Baptist Church? "That Cross Baptist Church will continue to be and grow as a loving and caring body of believers, united with one goal to share and spread the gospel in and around our community and the world--to let our light shine for Jesus."

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