Our Pastors

Mark Crossman

Lead Pastor

Mark is married to Linda and together they have three amazing daughters: Amanda, Vanessa and Victoria.  Linda is very involved with worship and has a heart to see the women of the church flourish.

Mark loves adventure and loves people. Having moved all the way from South Africa to the USA, Mark is thrilled to have ended up in beautiful Mount Dora. It was in South Africa that he served as a youth pastor for many years and completed three years of theological training and he is currently in the SMP Program through Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

Mark's heart for ministry, his gift for bringing The Word, and his passion for reaching the lost is what makes him such a solid man of God and an integral part of theCross family.

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Jacob Baumann

Jacob Baumann

Executive Pastor

Jacob was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He attended Concordia University Wisconsin (along with Pastor Zach!) and graduated in 2005. Jacob has a Master's degree in Biblical Leadership from Phoenix Seminary and is currently in the SMP Program through Concordia Seminary St. Louis.

Jacob married his beautiful wife, Amanda, in 2012. They have two amazing boys, Asher and Micah.

Jacob loves spending time with his family, especially playing with Asher and Micah and building LEGO sets with them. His other favorite pastimes include spending time with people (extrovert!), playing volleyball, card games and board games, cooking, and binge-watching shows on Netflix or Hulu.


The Promise of Power and Purpose

Welcome to week 1 of our brand new series on the book of Acts. In this first installment of the series, we will be looking at some of Jesus’s final words to the disciples. In Jesus’s address to them, we see this amazing promise of power and purpose for all those that are called by…

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