CrossLife Church Staff and Leadership
Bobby serves as an elder and does most of the teaching on Sunday mornings at CrossLife Church. He is married to Tricia and they have five children and one son-in-law. Allison is a graduate student at UCA, Leah and Jay Trusty, students at Arkansas Tech, Jenna, a freshman at Ouachita Baptist, Lilly, a sophomore at Russellville High School and Grant, a 6th grader at Valley Christian School in Russellville. Bobby enjoys all things Razorbacks, keeping up with the Boston Red Sox, VCS Riverhawks and Russellville Cyclones. Bobby grew up in Crossett, AR, graduated from Ouachita Baptist in Arkadelphia, AR and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX.
David serves as an elder at CrossLife Church. He is married to Becky and they have 3 married children, 3 grandchildren and one grandchild on the way. Nathan and Jessica (Riley and Luke), Brandon and Elizabeth (Shaw and Levi, coming soon), and Laura and Zach Bennett. David grew up in AR, CA, and GA and graduated from Mississippi State University. He enjoys keeping up with grandkids, all things outdoors and the Central Arkansas Bears.
Joe serves as an elder at CrossLife Church. He is married to Marsha and they have 2 children, Kelsea and McKenzie, both students at Arkansas Tech. Joe is an Atkins Red Devil and graduated from Arkansas Tech University. He owns Duvall CPA firm that serves the River Valley. Joe enjoys hunting, spending time with family, and sports.
Drew serves as Pastoral Assistant as well as teaching youth and college students in the church. He and his wife, Tyra have been married since 2014. They have one son, Judson. Drew enjoys running, cycling, hiking, coffee, and watching the Boston Red Sox, Arkansas Razorbacks, and the Kansas City Chiefs. He grew up in southwest Arkansas and graduated college from Arkansas Tech University in 2014. Drew graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY with his Master's of Divinity in Christian Ministry. He also serves as 7th-12th Grade Principal at Valley Christian School in Russellville, AR. He is also a contributor at Servants of Grace. You can view some of his written articles here.
Eddy is a deacon at CrossLife Church. He is better known to young people of CrossLife as "Mr. Eddy." He and his wife and helper, Carlis, have been married for over 45 years. They have a daughter, Sandy Rice Zwick. She and her husband Ben and Eddy's grandson, Iver, live in Kansas City. Eddy and Carlis are both retired, yet strive to stay active. Eddy loves outdoor activities and enjoys sharing his life experiences with young adults.
Don serves as a deacon at CrossLife Church. He and his wife, Camile, have two grown children and four grandsons. They also help to organize CrossLife's role in feeding the homeless through RussBuss. Don enjoys gardening, fishing/kayaking and most sports.
Wade serves as a deacon at CrossLife Church. He is married to Jennifer and they have 3 children. Reed, a student at Southern Arkansas University, Meg, a freshman at UCA, and Luke, a homeschooled sophomore. Wade grew up in TX and Hot Springs and graduated from Ouachita Baptist University. He owns Wade Atchison Allstate Insurance Agency which serves the River Valley. Wade enjoys watching his children rodeo and play volleyball, racing cars, and hunting.