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.
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. Read more...
Community Impact Strategist
Callie was born in Knoxville, TN, but has called Cleveland home for over 30 years. She is an active member of Public Church, where she serves as a co-leader of a women’s community group, a part of the First Impressions Team, and a part of the Prayer Team. Callie is a graduate of UT Chattanooga. She has vast work experience with students, college students, and young adults through her previous work in the Bradley County School system, Camp Living Stones in Etowah, and in the Recreation Ministry at First Baptist. Callie serves on the board of directors for the Ocoee Region of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a team chaplain for Walker Valley girls’ basketball and softball.
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.
Jamie Henderson is a 2022 graduate of Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, MS with a Bachelor of Arts in English: Writing and History. She is a Cleveland native and member of Waterville Baptist Church where she volunteers and sings in the choir. She has been published in several literary journals and was invited to speak at the Mississippi Philological Association's annual conference in 2022. She enjoys writing and spending time with her family and watching a good movie.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.