Meet our leadership:

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Lead Pastors Garrett and Andrea Widner

“We absolutely love what God has called us to do! The restoration that we see God do in people’s lives astounds us! We are so excited about the future of Crossroads Assembly! God has many things in store for this ministry he has called us to lead.”

East Lynne Campus Pastor Ed Smith

“I have been involved in ministry since 1983. Following the lead of many well known evangelical preachers, that is broadcasted on TBN. About 4 years ago God led me to Crossroads Assembly. He has put love and a burden in my heart for those small cities around us. I am so grateful to be a licensed minister of the Assemblies of God and plan on following Gods call in my life to reach those who are low in spirit and need a Savior.”

Family Ministry Pastors Carl and Liela Van Vliet

Pastor Carl and Liela have served in Pastoral ministry since 1991, to families, children and youth. While serving as Crossroads Family Pastors, Carl and Liela also run Our Father Legacy Ministries, a ministry devoted to supporting parents in their role as the primary disciple-makers of their children. Their desire is to equip and empower parents, families and the church to live out Kingdom life at home, in their communities, and within the body of Christ to bring about revival in our lifetimes. Carl has authored two books; “Josiah Generation Revival: Youth and Children in Revival and Your Role in it” and “Parenting Holiness in a World of Compromise”

Pastor Carl attended Trinity Bible College and Theological Seminary with emphasis in Pastoral Ministry. Carl and Liela are both graduates of the “School of Supernatural Children’s Ministry” through Kids in Ministry International.  Liela is currently completing her social work degree with a heart for loving and serving those in crisis and they both are certified SYMBIS marriage consultants. They have been married for 27 years. They have seven children; Robbie, Tiffany, Steven, Josiah, Rebekah, Tabitha, and Gideon as well as numerous spiritual sons and daughters whom God has put in their lives. Currently they also have a sibling group of four foster children. They both have a heart for the orphan and will continue to foster/adopt from the foster care system as the Lord leads and opens doors. Together Carl and Liela have homeschooled their children over the last 20 years and continue to homeschool their remaining younger children.

Worship Leader & Ministry Assistant Stephanie Bell

“I have been a member of this church for 5 years now. I consider it to be an honor serving in worship at Crossroads in a Leadership capacity. I enjoy the privilege of leading the Body of Christ every week in a way that opens up people hearts to the presence of Jesus. My desire for me and the body is to live in a way that speaks out-loud “More of him and less of me!””

Administrative Assistant Mariah McNew

“I have been part of Crossroads since I was a kid. I started​ off by serving in the children ministry, and now I am not only doing that but doing what I feel called to do. I love being used by God in any facet he desires! This position allows me to do exactly this! I found my husband here and we love to serve the Lord, and the church together.”