David Rice Pastor Crossroads Baptist Church Marshall tx

David Rice


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David has been happily married to Celina since 1991 and has two children, Anna (8/13/96) and Luke (1/26/98). He has served Christ in local churches from Dallas to Colorado Springs, CO. to East Texas since 1990. He has served Crossroads as Pastor since 1998.  David received his undergraduate degree from East Texas Baptist University (1993) and his Masters of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2004).   David proudly serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for East Texas Baptist University.  In 2009, he joined a team of local pastors and ministry leaders in order to establish a benevolent ministry for the Marshall community. Presently David serves on the Administrative team of that ministry which has become Mission Marshall.  He avidly supports the local community, enjoys spending time with his family, and playing golf.

James Runnels Music Education Associate Pastor Marshall TX

James Runnels

Associate Pastor, Music

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James is a native of Atlanta, Texas and is a graduate of Baylor University. James has been at Crossroads since October of 2008.  James is an incredible asset to the staff here at Crossroads. If you’ve visited us recently, you have likely been contacted or visited by him. He and his wife Stacia have 5 daughters Anna Grace, Emma Beth, Olivia, Rose, and Ella Kate. James enjoys sports, spending time with family, and anything in the outdoors.

David Rice Youth Pastor Crossroads Baptist Church Marshall tx

Blake Dover

Student Minister

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Blake is from Tyler, Texas and is a graduate of Bullard High School. Blake earned both his Bachelors (2013) and Masters (2014) degrees from East Texas Baptist University. During his time at ETBU Blake met his lovely wife Brooke who teaches math at Marshall Junior High. Both Blake and Brooke served at Crossroads as volunteers in the youth group until Blake became the youth pastor at the First Baptist Church of Mt. Enterprise. Blake enjoys running and being outdoors.



Stacia Runnels Childrens Ministry Coordinator Crossroads Baptist Church Marshall tx

Stacia Runnels

Children’s Minister

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Stacia is the wife of our own James Runnels, and considers herself called by his side in ministry. A mother to their five girls, life is always busy, but blessed!  Stacia actively volunteers in our community and schools, and has served in nearly every area of church ministry over the last 18 years.  When she is not taking care of our Crossroads children (or her own!), she also enjoys speaking at women’s ministry events as time permits.  Graduating from Baylor University in 1993 with a BS in Education, she specialized in Early Childhood and minored in Psychology. Stacia oversees all of our children’s activities from birth through 6th grade and joined our staff in 2010.  She feels blessed to be a part of a ministry that facilitates a knowledge and love of Christ in the hearts of children each and every week.  “When I see a little one come to Christ, or children singing praises to their Savior in VBS, or witness them learning who Jesus is for the very first time in Sunday School I am moved beyond words and my eyes well up with tears.  That’s how I know I am in the right place in ministry.  Seeing their lives changed is ‘why we do what we do’!”

Kathy Prothro Ministry Secretary Crossroads Baptist Church Marshall tx

Kathy Prothro

Ministry Secretary

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If you need to get a hold of somebody at church, Kathy is the first person you’ll talk to. She handles many of the day to day operations at church, but her strongest value is her love. She loves to laugh when nobody else will. Jeff is very thankful for that. Kathy works very hard for us. She is married to Terry and has a married son named Kasey (who is an associate pastor in Arkansas) and a high school daughter, Tia.

Food Service Specialist, Beth Holcomb

Custodian, Tamela McFarland

Pianist, Bob Smith

Organist, Paula Nichols