staff

Get To Know Our Pastors and Support Staff

  • Senior Pastor - johnnywalters@crossroadsharrison.org


    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. 

  • Worship Pastor - paulbraschler@crossroadsharrison.org


    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 - lisawalters@crossroadsharrison.org


    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.

  • DR. MARK SAUNDERS

    Associate Pastor of Senior Adult Ministries- marksaunders@crossroadsharrison.org


    Mark Saunders has been in ministry for 40 years, serving with CRU and pastoring in two churches in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He moved to Harrison with his wife, Bobbie in 2014 to care for his aging parents.  Mark and Bobbie have two sons who are married with families who reside in PA. Mark is serving as a part-time Associate Pastor focusing in Senior Adult Ministries.  Mark desires to help senior adults become more intentional about ministry and serving Jesus.

  • Student Pastor - mathewcummings@crossroadsharrison.org


    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 Gators. He is a graduate of The University of Florida, with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity through 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.

  • Children's Pastor - rachaelmendez@crossroadsharrison.org


    Rachael is foremost passionate about her love for Jesus and having a vibrant and personal relationship with Him, then sharing with others how they, too, can experience this for themselves. As this passion was developing, she found herself naturally attracted in her youth to working with kids and their families spending her summers doing backyard Bible clubs and running VBS programs in the Four Corners region of the United States. This work continued during the summer after her Freshman year of college when she traveled to Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa to work with local missionaries in their churches and in the local schools.


    Rachael graduated from Cedarville University in 1999 with her bachelor’s in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Family studies and a minor in Bible. She has worked with children of all ages and their families, pre-born to age 18, in day cares, group homes, and residential treatment facilities. January of 2015 Rachael began working as a teacher for the Harrison school district and by December of 2015 had completed her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Central Arkansas.


    Rachael loves spending time with her 2 daughters, hiking, horseback riding, and, most of all, having time to savor stillness with God.

  • Finance Manager - nancyrobinson@crossroadsharrison.org


    Nancy and her husband Chuck began worshipping at CrossRoads in 2003. She joined the staff in October 2007 as Finance Manager. Chuck and Nancy have been married 47 years and are proud parents of two sons, Joey and Timmy, who along with their wives, Tammy and Wendy, are also very active at CrossRoads. She also enjoys her four grandchildren, Austin, Mariah, Taylor and Ashley.