OUR PASTORS

Senior Pastor

John McMillian, Jr.

I love Crossroads Baptist Church.  Our first contact with this church came when the church was just beginning.  I was a young married man with a newborn baby and really needing God’s direction in my life.  Though I was born again in 1980, I had drifted away from the Lord and was living life on my terms.  

Thank God, He never leaves us nor forsakes us!! The Lord had other plans for my life and the life of my family when He brought us to Crossroads.  It was here that the Lord drew us closer to Himself through the ministry of the Word of God, the Holy Spirit and through the fellowship of a wonderful group of people.  The founding Pastor, Rev. Vince Gammage, used to say that Crossroads was founded on two Principles: Sound Doctrine and Brotherly Love.  We were so blessed to be a part of a church like Crossroads.

After being a part of this fellowship and growing in the Lord, I was called to preach.  I surrendered to God’s call on my life to enter the ministry.  I have been very fortunate to be so greatly encouraged by my Church family at  Crossroads.  Through their prayers and support and the “Amazing Grace of God” a college dropout went back to school and was able to earn a B.A. in Religious Studies and a M.Div. from Luther Rice University.  I am currently studying to receive my D. Min. degree.

I was called back to Crossroads in January of 2005 to serve as Pastor after Rev. Gammage went home to be with the Lord. We have had the privilege of serving here ever since.  We have seen the Lord work here and as a result of His work, this church has grown in so many different facets.  I am so grateful to God to be a part of this wonderful church.

Associate/Youth Pastor

Johnny Griffith, Jr.

Johnny lives in Eatonton, GA with his wife, Robbin, and children, Thad and Pacey.  Johnny is a native of our town and was ordained as a pastor in 2009.  Since his ordination, Johnny has served as Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor, Interim Pastor, and Church Planter.  In 2012, Johnny received his Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a focus on ministry from Luther Rice University and Seminary and in 2013 he received his Master of Arts in Leadership, also from Luther Rice University and Seminary.  Johnny has been serving here as Associate / Youth Pastor since September of 2019.  

OUR STAFF

Music Director

Ron Kauffman

It is such a blessing to be involved with a church that truly cares about people, and not just the people who are members of the church. We were originally drawn to Crossroads by the Christ-like spirit we could feel when we first walked through the doors.

I am the husband of a beautiful, caring wife and father of two, incredible (my opinion , of course) boys. I experienced the salvation of Jesus at a young age when a choir in Denver sang the song He Could Have Called 10,000 Angels. This may possibly be the reason for my enjoying involvement with music.

I became involved in the full time ministry as a Youth/Music director at Heatherridge Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We had a great pastor there who was also a very gifted music director. While on staff, I completed a degree in K-8 education in Oklahoma, along with enough music classes to have a minor in music. This was also the church where Donna came into my life. After marriage and the arrival of our first child, we moved to Georgia to be close to Donna’s family. We had our second child shortly thereafter. I’ve been working at Gatewood School in Eatonton since 1999 and, about 2 years ago, went on staff here at Crossroads as the Praise Team Director. It is truly a blessing working with the staff here. 

Children’s Director

Lauren Pressley

Lauren Pressley lives in and is a native of Eatonton with her husband Elvis Pressley, Jr. and children; Dalton, Adley, and Kade.  She became a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in 2006.  In 2018, Lauren was called as Children’s Director due to growth within the ministry.  Lauren has a passion for the children here at Crossroads and works closely with our volunteers to coordinate their curriculum and activities to help them learn about and grow in their walks with Jesus.

Location: 106 S Wesley Chapel Road
Eatonton, GA, 31024

Phone: (706)485-0059