Pastors & Staff

 

Tom Wilson

Senior Pastor
 
Tom has been in the ministry for over 23 years and joined the staff at Cross Bend in 2001 where he served as the Youth and Children’s Pastor. In 2011 he became Senior Pastor and is very excited about the amazing things God has in store at Cross Bend. He met his wife, Shawn, while he was a student at Dallas Christian College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Bible. After a career in Interior Design, Shawn felt called to be a “missionary” in the public school system where she serves as a Art Teacher in a local Junior High School. Together they have served the Lord and have shared their passion for “working in the trenches” ever since. Tom enjoys many activities including woodworking, fly fishing, and spending time with his family. Tom and Shawn have two children, Hunter and Laurie Ann.
 

Preston Stewart

Family Life Pastor
 
Preston is a native of Bristol, Tennessee and is now excited and proud to call Texas his home. He graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Psychology and Christian Counseling where he discovered his passion for serving families and young people. He is an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and holds numerous certifications in the counseling field. Preston has served in ministry for 7 years, teaching that the most important ministry is the one in your home. Preston served in the Army as a Combat Medic, and remains passionate about the military today. In 2000, Preston fell in love with his best friend, now wife, Amanda. They have three children: Ashlyn, Riley and Kingston. When Preston isn’t doing ministry you can find him playing golf with Kingston, hammocking with Riley or watching Florida Gators football with Ashlyn. He also enjoys anything outdoors, sports or just hanging out with his wife!
 

Caleb Hardy

Worship Director
 
Growing up as a missionary kid, Caleb has been involved in ministry for much of his life. He found a passion for music and worship at a young age that has led him to pursue a degree in Worship Arts from Dallas Christian College. In his free time, Caleb likes to read, play sports, and watch the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.
 

Katierose Beaudet

Ministry Assistant
 
Katierose has been a part of the Cross Bend family since she moved to Texas in 2012. She graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a B.S. in Public Relations. She also has an immense background in event planning, tourism, and hospitality. Katierose joined the Cross Bend staff in 2015 as the Ministry Assistant. She oversees all the office duties, event planning, and various ministries throughout Cross Bend. Katierose and her husband, Nick were married in July 2016 right here in Plano, Texas! They currently live in Carrollton, TX where they love to ride their tandem bicycle, run, eat sushi and chipotle burritos together. Katierose enjoys any type of FUN adventure, traveling, being around people, being in the great outdoors and watching a good Disney movie while munching on some dark chocolate almonds!
 

Mary Ford

Preschool Ministry Director
 
Mary attended Dallas Christian College and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education and later attended Texas Women’s University and earned a Master’s of Science in Family Studies in 2010. She is currently employed by Garland ISD – Parents as Teachers Program as a Certified Family Life Educator. In years past, Mary has coordinated Bible School Preschool Departments, taught Bible School and Wednesday night classes, led Ladies’ Bible Studies, and served in other church related functions. Mary is married to Matthew Ford. She has three adult children: Jennifer, Charis, and Aaron. Hobbies include reading, quilting (when she has time), cooking, completing Word Finds, and playing games with the family. Mary’s passion is to lead children into a relationship of faith, trust and obedience to their Maker and Creator, so that they can tell others about our Great Heavenly Father, His Son and His Helper.
 
 
 
 

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