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.
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
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.
Community Impact Strategist
Callie was born in Knoxville, TN, but has called Cleveland home for over 30 years. She is an active member of Public Church, where she serves as a co-leader of a women’s community group, a part of the First Impressions Team, and a part of the Prayer Team. Callie is a graduate of UT Chattanooga. She has vast work experience with students, college students, and young adults through her previous work in the Bradley County School system, Camp Living Stones in Etowah, and in the Recreation Ministry at First Baptist. Callie serves on the board of directors for the Ocoee Region of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a team chaplain for Walker Valley girls’ basketball and softball.
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.
Jamie Henderson is a 2022 graduate of Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, MS with a Bachelor of Arts in English: Writing and History. She is a Cleveland native and member of Waterville Baptist Church where she volunteers and sings in the choir. She has been published in several literary journals and was invited to speak at the Mississippi Philological Association’s annual conference in 2022. She enjoys writing and spending time with her family and watching a good movie.
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.