Meet the Pastor & Staff

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Dr. Dwayne Mercer

Senior Pastor
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Dr. Dwayne Mercer is a native of Georgia. He and his wife, Pam, have three adult children and six adorable grandchildren. They have served at CrossLife Church since 1993, as it has grown from 650 to 5,000 members and over 4,000 new believers have been baptized during that time.

While attending Toccoa Falls College, Southwestern, and Mid-America Seminaries, Dr. Mercer learned his love for God’s Word. His passion is to reach people for Christ and see them grow in their walk with God.

“I’m honored to lead CrossLife Church alongside my wife, Pam. We are grateful to be with such wonderful people and look forward to our promising future.”

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Ministerial Staff

Tim Dix

Tim Dix

Senior Associate Pastor

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Barry Edwards

Barry Edwards

Minister of Elementary Children

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Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson

Minister of Worship Arts

Tommy Larison

Tommy Larison

Minister of Middle School Students

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Kevin Matlock

Kevin Matlock

Minister of Pastoral Care/Evangelism and Senior Adults

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Darryl Nelson

Darryl Nelson

Minister of High School Students

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Doug Osborn

Doug Osborn

East Campus Pastor

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Ryan Ritchie

Ryan Ritchie

Worship Arts Associate

Debbie Valle

Debbie Valle

Senior Director of Administration

Support Staff

Kara Ballentine

Pastoral Care/Evangelism Administrative Assistant

Kim Barrelle


Melanie Bishop

Director of First Years Preschool

Luke Brewer

Director of Print Services

Christie Cajina

East Campus Administrative Assistant

Donna Calloway

Worship Arts Volunteer Coordinator

Josh Celestin

Director of Digital Media Production

Kelsie Chartier

Director of Marketing and Student Ministry Administrative Assistant

Jessica Chegwin

Director of First Impressions

Michelle Chegwin

Preschool Ministries Director

Jeri Daniel

East Kids Director

Mark Davis

Director of Facilities

Nan Dix

Director of CrossLife Women/Membership Assistant

Cheryl Ghumrawi

AWANA Coordinator

Jane Hammontree

Financial Services Assistant

Patrick Henderson

East Campus Worship Leader

Aida Herrold

Church Hostess

June Hill


Mary Beth Johnson

Childcare Team Coordinator

Nancy Jones

Kids Choir Coordinator

Sheresa Kelley

Facilities Administrative Assistant

Justin Lerro

Director of Audio and Lighting

Cameron Lynch

Media Production Associate

Autumn McMahen

Senior Associate Administrative Assistant

Pam Mercer

Director of 45 West Coffee & Books

Donna Moore

Director of Financial Services

Amanda Nash

Elementary Ministry Administrative Assistant

Julie Novak

Education Ministry Administrative Assistant

Andre Ortiz

Digital Media Production Associate

Karen Parker

Office of the Pastor and Senior Adult Administrative Assistant

Rhonda Stutes Parry

Assistant to the Senior Pastor and Office Manager

Joyce Pellar

Worship Arts Ministry Administrative Assistant

Mervilee Riley


Denise Toavs

Preschool Ministry Administrative Assistant

Christopher Vasquez

Director of Technical Arts