About Us


I would like to thank you for taking time to get informed about the work of the CrossNet Baptist Network. I am often asked several questions about our work. Let me take a few moments to share what I feel like our Mission, our Vision, and our Values are.

- Rev. Phil Taylor

What We Do


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 is the ultimate end for our mission? A photograph of the future……

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.


  • Prayer and Spiritual Awakening (Preparing the sower, harvester, and soul) Matthew 9:38 – Pray the Lord of the harvest to send our laborers.
  • Marketing and Advertising (Broadcasting the seed) Mark 4:26 – The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.
  • Strengthen Churches (Strengthening the farmers, sowers, and harvesters) Luke 8:15 – The ones that fell on good ground are those who …… keep it and bear fruit.
  • Missionary Mobilization (Development of sowers and harvesters) John 4:37 – One sows and another reaps.
  • Evangelism Projects and Support (Equipping and deploying sowers, and harvesters.

Meet Our Team

Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor

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.

Jena Cavett

Jena Cavett

Financial Administrator/Ministry Assistant

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. She studied accounting and computers at Cleveland State before beginning her accounting career in banking. A native of Cleveland, Jena has two children, Kristen and Corey, two grandchildren Kinsley and Owen and a Golden Doodle – Lucy.

David Hewitt

David Hewitt

IT Manager/Part-Time Ministry Assistant

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. He also works full-time as Store Manager and as the senior certified computer technician at Mac PC Market in Cleveland, TN.

John 4:35 – Look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest.