Meet the Pastor & Staff

Dr. Dwayne Mercer

Senior Pastor

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 5,000 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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Philip Fong

Philip Fong

Associate Pastor of Administration/Median Adults

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Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson

Minister of Worship Arts

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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

Minister of Young Adults and Community Outreach

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Support Staff

Kara Ballentine

Pastoral Care/Evangelism & Senior Adults Administrative Assistant

Elijah Barnes

East Campus Minister of Students/Community Outreach

Kelsie Barnes

Director of Marketing and Asst. to Min. of Administration

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

Michelle Chegwin

Preschool Ministries Director

Jeri Daniel

East Kids Director

Kara Daniel

Student Ministry Administrative Assistant

Mark Davis

Director of Facilities

Rontina DeGraffenreid

Director of Video/Digital Media Production

Nan Dix

Director of CrossLife Women

Jessica Nicholas

AWANA Commander

Kathy Guzman

Director of Financial Services

Lindsay Harris

Director of Welcome Teams

Patrick Henderson

East Campus Worship Leader

Aida Herrold

Church Hostess

Deonna Herrold

Young Adults/Community Outreach Administrative Assistant

June Hill


Mary Beth Johnson

Childcare Team Coordinator

Nancy Jones

Kids Choir Coordinator

Sheresa Kelley

Facilities Administrative Assistant

Autumn McMahen

Senior Associate Administrative Assistant

Pam Mercer

Director of 45 West Coffee & Books

Caleb Moshier

Director of Audio and Lighting

Kaleigh Muth

AV Engineer Lead of East Campus, Students and College

Amanda Nash

Elementary Ministry Administrative Assistant

Andre Ortiz

Digital Media Production Associate

Karen Parker

Office of the Pastor and Financial Services Administrative Assistant

Joyce Pellar

Worship Arts Ministry Administrative Assistant

Mervilee Riley


Denise Toavs

Preschool Ministry Administrative Assistant

Christopher Vasquez

Director of Technical Arts

Vanessa Vasquez

Membership Assistant