Leadership Transition

Our founding Pastor, Terry Little, who has shepherded Crossover for 27 years, announced his retirement and has transferred from Senior Pastor to Pastor Emeritus. He moved to Texas and will return to Spokane on occasion until his official retirement in January 2023. Pastor Emeritus allows Terry to consult the Pastors to help train and equip them for the roles they have moved into. We're excited for the Pastoral Leadership the Lord has appointed and are confident in their shepherding as we Grow Stronger Together.

Our Leadership

Crossover is passionate about growing people into spiritual maturity and pursuing dynamic and Bible-centered ways we can Grow Stronger Together. Our Elder Team is leading us in the days ahead and we are grateful and confident in their leadership. 

Elder Team

Jonathan Pafford

Elder, Lead Pastor

Matt Kaiser

Elder, Care Pastor

Roger Smith

Elder

Ron Pearson

Elder

Kevin Fortney

Elder

Jim Fall

Elder

Jim Luten

Elder

Mark Simpson

Elder

Meet our Teaching Pastors

Jonathan Pafford

Lead Pastor
The Lord is remarkable as I think back through how He has directed my steps the past ten years and led me to join Him here at Crossover! I had thought I was to be a bachelor-till-the-rapture, missionary pilot serving in the Middle East all those years ago, but the Lord knew the inner longings of my heart to invest in the spiritual well-being of other people, especially students.. Youth ministry was never in my “5 Year Plan” while at the same time the Lord always had me serving youth since I was seventeen. And as Christ is the author of my life, I have been eternally blessed with my wonderful wife, Katelyn, and our three kids, Owen, Ellie Kay, and Liam.In the season, I enjoy playing pirates with my kids, working on home projects, and connecting with students who come over to our home.

Matt Kaiser

Care Pastor
There is nothing I love more than serving Jesus in the church. After teaching in an elementary school for five years, I have spent the last 16 years on staff at Crossover in a number of ministry roles. My passion for teaching the Word of God has grown exponentially over that time and today I have the privilege of leading the Single Young Adult ministry, as well as helping the body take the Gospel to the nations on mission.I have been married to my best friend Nichole for over 20 years and together we have 3 children. I enjoy being outside, whether planting flowers in my yard or hiking, camping, or hunting in the woods. We also love exploring new places both in the US and abroad.

A note from our founding Pastor, Terry Little 

Dear Church,
As many of you know, after 26 years, Kelleen are retiring from Crossover Church. We have chosen to let the church know of this event at this time, so there can be a smooth transition in leadership and ministry in the days ahead. As the founder of the church, of course, there have been many emotions associated with this difficult decision. We find ourselves reflecting on the beginning as much as the recent days. There have been lots of good times, mixed in with some tough ones as well. I have made lots of mistakes, but the Lord has been faithful and good. We have consistently seen Him at work in people’s lives over these 2 ½ decades. We are a Word-based church. We exist to bring glory and honor to the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible is central to everything we are and everything we do. Frankly it is difficult to step aside and move on. But it is time – the Lord’s time. One thing that gives our heart confidence is seeing the next group of leaders who will courageously and carefully take Crossover into the future. We have a strong board of elders and deeply committed staff who are working together – now – hard – to do their very best to make sure that Crossover continues to be built upon the conservative, Scriptural foundations that she has always loved and cherished. These people love the Lord and seek to honor with every bit of their being. These are troublesome days in our world and even in our nation. But these are good days to be a part of Crossover Church. Don’t miss anything that the Lord has for you in these exciting days of transition. Crossover, we love you so much… always have and always will. None of us know what the next few years hold for us. But we all know this to be true: Jesus is Lord and He is Coming Again!
With Much Love,
Pastor Terry and Kelleen

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