|Mark Turman has been pastor of CrossPoint Church since March 1997. Originally from the East Texas town of Tyler, Mark and his wife Judi married in 1986 and have two children, Kelsey and Thomas. Mark became a Christian at 17 while a high school junior. After committing his life to Christ, he became an active member of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler. During his freshman year in college, Mark sensed God calling him to vocational ministry in the local church to serve as a pastor. He graduated from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas in 1985 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas in 1988. Mark has served as pastor in Jonesboro, Marshall and Van, Texas before moving to McKinney.
Mark summarizes his vision for Crosspoint this way: “My vision is to see Crosspoint impact and influence people for Christ in ever increasing ways. Our goal is for people to discover and experience grace and assurance of eternal life in Jesus Christ and to develop their personal relationship with Christ to its fullest through worship, friendship, personal spiritual growth and service.“
Dean Dickschat is the Worship Leader at CrossPoint Church and has been since October of 2002. He was born in Navasota, Texas where most of his family still resides. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BBA in Marketing. Dean was called into ministry after a pivotal moment that God spoke clearly to him regarding his future as a worship pastor. While he had been in a string relationship with Jesus since childhood, this moment was a re dedication of his life and submitting to God’s will. Life has never been more beautiful!
Dean is passionate about leading people into the presence of the Holy Spirit simply by being in His presence himself. Come to worship with us!
| David Jordan
Minister of Adult Education and Administration
|David Jordan joined CrossPoint Church in October 2009 as Minister of Adult Ministries and Administration. David was born in Belen, New Mexico and moved to Dallas, Texas when he was in first grade. David met his wife, Kim, while in college at Louisiana Tech University. Married 25 years, they have two children, Ryan and Kathryn. David grew up in a strong Christian family and professed his faith at nine years of age. After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Business Administration, David joined the corporate world in 1987. After over twenty years in business, David listened to what he had heard for many years, sold his insurance agency and turned to vocational ministry. He has a passion for adult education and men’s ministries. David is also actively involved in the Emmaus Community. His guidance can be found in 2 Corinthians 5:20. “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.“|
|Debbie Parker joined CrossPoint Church in April, 2014. Debbie is responsible for all aspects of children’s ministries, from babies through 5th grade. Debbie has a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University. She has a Leadership Certificate in Childhood and Weekday Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters in Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University.
Debbie has three children: Benjamin, Matthew and Ashlea, son-in-law Zachary, and granddaughters Baylea and Tatum.”
|Amy Jones is the Administrative Assistant for CrossPoint Church. She was born in Seoul, South Korea. She was adopted and brought to the states when she was 6 months old. After high school, she worked for 21 and a half years for Beneficial Corporation, where she held many positions and lived in many different states, including Illinois, Iowa, Utah, New Mexico, Louisiana and finally her greatest dream, Texas! When Amy found Christ in 1998, her desire was to spend more time with God, as well as her children. He provided the way for both. Unbeknownst to her, God had been preparing her to work in ministry for all those years in Corporate America. In February, 2001, Amy joined the staff at Crosspoint Church and her desires were fulfilled.
Providing support to Pastor Mark and other staff members, as well as general assistance to members of the church family, are just part of her responsibilities. She performs the secretarial duties and keeps record of the financial matters involving Crosspoint.
She resides in McKinney with her three children, ages 24, 21 and 18.
|Zoe Trewin is an Administrative Assistant for Crosspoint Church. She and her husband are both graduates from Texas A&M. She has been on staff since 2011 and feels very fortunate to be surrounded by such wonderful coworkers and church members.|
|Christina Kistner is the Administrative Assistant for the children’s ministry at Crosspoint Church. She is married to her husband, Steven and they have two daughters Gabriella and Olivia. She has been a Crosspoint member since 2006. When their oldest daughter was born one of her greatest wishes was to become a stay at home mom and have more time to serve in her church. It was her desire that her girls grew up loving God and learning the value of serving. In 2007 this prayer was answered and she was able to spend more time serving in the children’s ministry. With both children going off to elementary school it was a natural progression for her to be able to return to work joining the Crosspoint team. Christina was saved and baptized when she was 8 years old so she passionately believes in the significance in reaching our children when they are young.
Luke 18:16 “But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
|Judy Sparkman is the director of CrossPoint Clubhouse Mother’s Day Out and Preschool. She has 28 years in public education, the last 18 years as a principal in elementary schools. Judy has a Masters Degree in Mid Management and a BS in Education. Her teaching experience includes all grades kindergarten through sixth grade with the exception of third grade. She retired from public education in 2004. Judy has a passion for teaching and a love for children. She is a discipline management specialist and has extensive experience with special needs children. Judy and her husband Paul have two grown children and two grandsons.|