More Than an Organization

Our Vision is to encourage, equip and empower the cooperating churches in our area to fulfill their Great Commission vision locally and globally by providing resources and opportunities to be "on-mission" with God. Our mission is to Exalt the Savior, Encourage the Shepherds, Equip the Saints and Empower through Prayer.

Our Team


Phil Taylor

Lead Mission Strategist

Phil Taylor began his ministry with CrossNet Baptist Network (formally the Bradley Baptist Association) on August 9, 1999. He is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Phil is a 1982 graduate of University of the Cumberland’s in Williamsburg, Kentucky. He received his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Theological Seminary in 1985. Phil, with his wife Peggy alongside, served previously in Ohio and Virginia as a Senior Pastor. Phil gives leadership to the overall direction of our network.



Impact Strategist

For more information and to apply for this position, please click here.

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Jena Cavett

Financial Administrator

Jena served as Financial Administrator and in several other ministry capacities with First Baptist Cleveland for more than 17 years before joining the CrossNet team in January 2019. After majoring in Accounting and Computer Science at Cleveland State and UTC, she worked in banking and started a Tax and Bookkeeping business that has assisted area businesses with their accounting needs for the last 40 years. She has also served on numerous non-profit boards. A native of Cleveland, Jena has two children, Kristen and Corey, two grandchildren, Kinsley and Owen, and a Golden Doodle - Lucy.


Brittany Gardner

Administrative Assistant

Brittany Gardner received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Discipleship Ministry from Lee University in 2012 and is currently working towards her Master’s in Ministry Studies degree. She served in the U.S. Army and currently attends Lebanon Baptist Church with her husband, Christopher Gardner. If you need assistance with CrossNet information, please contact Brittany at the office.

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David Hewitt

IT Manager

David Hewitt has been involved in ministry work since 1999 and has been with the CrossNet Baptist Network since 2010. David is responsible for maintaining our computer network and keeping everything running smoothly. He also works full-time as the Store Manager and head technician for Mac PC Market in Cleveland, TN.

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Lisa Clapp

Part-time Admin Assistant

Lisa Clapp is a Certified Ministry Assistant with 23 years of experience in working with a church. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics with a Minor in Business Management from the University of North Alabama. She is a native of KY. Spending time with her children and grandchildren is the greatest joy of her life. Lisa enjoys helping people do ministry.

OUr Mission

What is our biblical purpose for existing?

What do we propose to do?

The CrossNet Baptist Network is a network of Southern Baptist Churches committed to glorifying God by leading the people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and resource the saints for ministry.

Our values

What will be our non-negotiable priorities on which the entire associational structure and activity will be based?

  • Prayer and Spiritual Awakening (Matthew 9:38)

  • Marketing and Advertising (Mark 4:26)

  • Strengthen Churches (Luke 8:15)

  • Missionary Mobilization (John 4:37)

  • Evangelism Projects and Support 

Our Vision

What is the ultimate end for our mission?

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We are working toward a day when every person in every community in our area will have an opportunity to hear the Gospel, respond with faith in Christ, and participate in a New Testament fellowship of believers.