Meet Our Staff

Pastor Randy McKinney

Lead 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

Staff Pastor
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Pastor Carissa and her husband Todd have been serving God in ministry for more than 20 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 young adults), and most of all, they love to laugh! If you see a group of people having a good time, Todd and Carissa are probably somewhere in the middle of the bunch.

Pastor Michele Thompson

Staff 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 blessed by this experience and training.  Her passion for developing leaders brought her to Ohio in 2006.

Pastor Michele is an ordained minister in the Assemblies of God and has served in full time ministry for the past 18 years. ┬áMichele is married to Charles Thompson and they have 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 12 years.