Meet Our Staff

Pastor Randy McKinney

Senior Pastor

Pastor Randy and April (his wife) are native Ohioans. They began their full time service over 20 years ago at Christian Life Center, in Dayton, where Pastor Randy served as a staff associate (worship pastor for 12 yrs). Sensing the call of God to become a lead pastor, the McKinney’s moved to St. Mary’s Ohio and served in a rural church for the next 7 years. In the summer of 2013, they moved here to Elyria to become the lead pastors of Cross Community Church.

Pastor Randy is an ordained minister in the Assemblies of God and received his education through North Central University and Global University. April is a licensed nurses assistant and a hairstylist.

Randy and April are blessed with three children, Brendan, Mattea and Tiffany (husband – Brent Boudreaux) and one granddaughter, Keira.

They are glad to be a part of what God is doing in Northeast Ohio!

Pastor Carissa Wright

Student Ministries Pastor
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Pastor Carissa and her husband Todd have been serving God in youth ministry for more than 15 years. They have worked at churches from Illinois to California until 2006 when they came to CCC. (fun fact: P. Carissa grew up here). They both love to stay active, hangout with people (esp. teens), and most of all, laugh! If you see a group of teenagers having a good time, Todd and Carissa are probably somewhere in the middle of the bunch. They currently are blessed to have two Beagle “children” . . . Samson and Maggie.

Pastor Michele Thompson

Children's Pastor
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Over the years Pastor Michele has had the opportunity to be part of some great ministries spanning from Illinois to California. With a potpourri of job descriptions and a diversity of age groups, she has been so blessed by this experience and training that she feels the need to give that away to others. Her passion for developing leaders brought her to Ohio in 2006. Since then, she has developed a children’s ministry and a leadership environment that helps kids be all they can be for Christ.

Pastor Michele is a licensed minister in the Assemblies of God and has been serving in ministry for the past 16 years. This past year she married Charles Thompson and they were blessed to be able to create a blended family with Charles’ twin daughters, Acelynn and Anna. It is wonderful to see how God puts things together. Charles is a Clinical Registered Nurse at the University Hospital in Cleveland and has served there for over 10 years.

“We are blessed to serve here at CCC and look ahead to all that God has planned!”