Get To Know Our Pastors and Support Staff

  • Senior Pastor -

    Johnny Walters has served as the lead pastor at CrossRoads for over 30 years, during which time he has repeatedly seen the miraculous hand of God at work in and through this fellowship. As a gifted story teller, he loves to recount the many “God Stories” that continually happen at CrossRoads. Johnny is passionate about the grace and powerful love of God and diligently leads our congregation in creating a safe environment where the Truth of God’s Word can lovingly transform our lives. 

    Johnny is a graduate of Gulf Coast Bible College (now called Mid America Christian University). Beginning in his teen years when he first sensed the call of God on his life, Johnny has served faithfully in various ministry roles such as music/worship ministry, revival ministry, youth ministry, and as associate and lead pastor. Johnny has a life long love of music that led him to a successful career as a professional musician and owner of a music show in Branson, MO. On occasion you can still catch him having fun playing the piano and leading worship. 

    Johnny is blessed with two beautiful daughters, their husbands, and five amazing grandchildren who keep him actively engaged in riding roller coasters, ATVs, hunting and having fun. Johnny and his wife, Lisa, are blessed to serve as a team in ministry, enjoy family time and also have a great time living life together, especially when they can be actively enjoying the beauty of the Ozarks. 

  • Associate Pastor of Worship-

    Paul Braschler comes from a ministry family. His father pastored for 28 years and retired from ministry in the Branson, MO area where they operated the Braschler Music Show for 23 years. His love for music and love for the Lord have led him down an incredible path of music and ministry. With 18+ years of ministry staff experience, Paul chooses to be referred to as the Worship Pastor. Believing that his most important role is to continue to understand individual and corporate worship and then teach and facilitate it, allowing us all to communicate with God at a very intimate level.

  • Associate Pastor of Counseling and Christian Education -

    Lisa has a passion for others to experience the love of Jesus at the deepest level possible and to connect with Him in such a way that life is full of freedom!

    Lisa joined the CrossRoads staff in December of 2008 and currently serves as Associate Pastor with emphasis in Counseling, Marriage & Family Ministry, Adult Christian Education. Lisa holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling, and she received ordination as a minister in 2010. 

    Lisa is blessed to serve in ministry with her husband, Johnny. They enjoy family time and love spending time together doing just about anything, especially if it involves being outside in nature.

  • Associate Pastor -

    Pastor Tyler joined our staff as Associate Pastor in February of 2022. His primary passion and ministry focus is young families, young adults, and men’s ministry, but you will see him leading worship, preaching, and serving in other ministries as well. He has a major heart for preaching the true gospel, fostering genuine relationships, and equipping others to lead. After graduating from John Brown University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Leadership Ministries, with a focus in experiential education and biblical studies, Tyler went on to open and manage multiple new businesses in Arkansas and Colorado, before answering the call to ministry and serving as Worship Pastor at a church in South Dakota from 2014-2019.

    Tyler was raised surrounded by ministry and music. He loves playing guitar and piano, singing, and has even been known to pull out a harmonica from time to time.

    Pastor Tyler and his wife Robyn celebrate 12 years of marriage this year, and are blessed with three kids, Jack, Charlotte, and Oliver. When he isn’t chasing his kiddos around, Tyler enjoys all things outdoors from hunting and fishing to golf and kayaking.

  • Student Pastor -

    Mathew joined the CrossRoads staff in June of 2014 as the Student Pastor. He married his beautiful bride Chelsea in November 2014.

    He was born and raised in Florida, and is a fanatic of all things The Florida Gators. He is a graduate of The University of Florida, with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, and has Masters of Divinity from Liberty University. His desire for the people that he meets and disciples is that they begin and develop a meaningful and thoughtful relationship with Christ.

  • Secretary/ Treasurer -

    Samantha is a Harrison graduate, and has also received degrees in Marketing and Graphic Design from Missouri State University and MCCKC. After spending several years in Missouri, she is grateful for the work God has done to bring her back to her hometown.

    She began attending CrossRoads in 2018 with her now-husband, Richard. In October 2019, she was baptized in the church by Pastor Johnny Walters, and he officiated Richard and Samantha’s wedding in November of the same year. CrossRoads has been a significant part of Samantha’s life since returning to Harrison, and as proof that God’s vision is greater than our sight, she feels truly blessed to be able to serve the CrossRoads community as a member of the staff, which she joined in November of 2022. 

    Samantha and Richard are avid fans of the St. Louis Cardinals and Arkansas Razorbacks. They also enjoy being outdoors and working with their cattle and farm dog, Parker. Samantha also enjoys a number of creative hobbies utilizing her background in photography and design in her spare time.