Jerry Cox, Senior Pastor
I am a Navy brat and have lived from coast to coast in the U.S. and beyond. I was born in California, our family moved to Connecticut and I joined the military after another move to Illinois. At age 18 I joined the military and married Tobi, the love of my life a few months later. I didn’t grow up in church, but received Jesus Christ as my Savior when I was 12 years old. Not comprehending fully what that meant, I lived a destructive lifestyle until accepting Jesus as my Lord (as well as Savior) when I was 23.
Since that time Tobi and I have worked to intentionally grow in our relationships with God and one another. My vocational journey in ministry began as a Junior High Youth Minister in 1996, and I served as an Associate Pastor in Virginia before coming to Crossroads as Pastor in July 2008.
Tobi and I have three beautiful daughters, two sons-in-law and six grandchildren. We have been married for over 31 years and are still each other’s best friend.
Greg Ray, Pastor of Worship Arts
My faith journey began through early childhood encouragement, and at 15 I accepted Christ as my Savior. My journey though ministry and service began as a Youth Minister when I was 17, and I married my high school sweetheart, Becky, at 19.
While engaging in a wide and varied corporate career, my ministry remained a constant, moving through a variety of roles a teacher, mentor, educational director and more. I have created biblical curriculum, developed training materials and dramatic presentations, co-founded a ministry focused on biblical evangelism and international missions and taught, trained, led worship and preached to thousands around the globe. Through it all was music. I was called to be the Worship Leader at Crossroads in late 2015, and I’m blessed to lead a wonderful team as we seek to glorify God and edify each other weekly.
Becky and I have and continue to grow together in our faith to call Jesus Lord, we have 2 wonderful children on journeys of their own, and have called Cleburne home for most of our lives.
Doug Holt, Jr., Pastor of Students
I was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas, and met my wife, Janel, when we both served at a local summer camp. We were engaged for 3 years and had a long-distance courtship as she went to school at the University of Texas at Austin while I stayed at West Texas A&M. After we married, we moved to Alpine, Texas and later to San Antonio then New Braunfels, finally settling down in the DFW area in 2003. Both of our families migrated to the area as well, and we have lived in Johnson County ever since.
I came to faith and was baptized as a child, and God called me to vocational ministry while we served in a local church as lay youth leaders. He has blessed Janel and I with great men and women of faith as friends and mentors. In March of 2017 I was called to join the staff at Crossroads Church of Cleburne and work to disciple and equip middle school, high school and college students as well as young adults to faith, ministry and service.
I currently attend New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and plan to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry in the Spring of 2019.
Becky Ray, Administrative Assistant
As many stories of faith begin, I accepted Jesus as my savior at summer camp when I was 8 years old. Greg and I married right after high school (ask about our story, it’s a good one!), we have 2 children and our first grandchild on the way.
Our faith is the foundation of both our life and our marriage, and I’m blessed to have been able to learn from many strong pastors and teachers as we’ve grown together in faith. I was called to serve as Secretary for Crossroads in early 2016, and love both our staff and congregation.