Born and raised in Gastonia, NC, John Randolph became a follower of Christ at an early age. Speaking of his conversion, he has said: "The grace in which I currently stand is the free grace of God from first to last. Raised by Christian parents, I responded to an invitation to follow Christ at a young age. Although I occasionally doubted this decision as a teenager, I came to see that God had, in fact, worked in my life to produce in me a love for Him, His people, and His Word. I continue to this day to repent of sin and believe the gospel, my only hope." Over time, John sensed a call to preach the gospel and give his life to full-time ministry. As this call was confirmed by the local church, John attended Liberty University, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies. John met his wife, Kristie, at Liberty and they married in 2005. John went on to study at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he received his Master of Divinity in 2008 and subsequently his Master of Theology in 2009. While there, he was actively involved at Immanuel Baptist Church and served as a deacon overseeing mercy ministries. Throughout his time of formal study, John also served as a pastoral intern at Parkwood Baptist Church in Gastonia, Calvary Baptist Church in Lansdale, PA, and as pastoral assistant at Cornerstone Church of Skippack, PA. In 2010, Crossway Church called John to serve as Lead Pastor. John and Kristie moved to Goldsboro in July of 2010. They have three children - Cole, Nathanael, and Emily.
Larry and his wife Pat have lived in Goldsboro for more than 25 years, having moved from the Midwest for Larry's career in manufacturing and engineering. The Keims felt led by God to seek a church that preached the Gospel and believed Scripture, and joined the Crossway family in 2014. Larry holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Indiana University. He and Pat celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2014, and they have three grown children and seven grandchildren. Now in retirement, Larry enjoys reading, golf, mission work, and tutoring elementary school children in Math.
Having faithfully served and led in a variety of ways since Crossway launched, Ben was formally elected as an elder early in 2014 by the members of Crossway. Ben is married to Carmen, whom he met while pursuing a degree in History at NC State University. He is a self-employed farmer and lives in Princeton. Ben has also been a school teacher and served with Carmen on the mission field outside of Budapest, Hungary, for one year. Recently, Ben has pursued part-time studies through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to further prepare for ministry. Ben and Carmen have three children: Oliver, Evan and Anna Gray. He enjoys fishing, surfing, and eating ice cream with his family.
Hilt and his wife Ginger were members of Christ Community Church in Wilson while plans were just beginning for a church plant in Goldsboro. Ever since the launch of Crossway Church in 2010, Hilt has been a servant leader, often in capacities behind the scenes. Over the past 16 years, Hilt has worked in road construction and is currently working as a paving supervisor for jobs across eastern North Carolina. Hilt and Ginger are natives of Pikeville and have three boys: Eli, Jeremiah and Luke. Hilt enjoys camping, fishing, surfing, and reading.
Upon moving to Goldsboro in 2012 for the Air Force, Tyler and his wife Natalie began seeking a gospel-centered church where believers daily lived out their faith. They soon joined the Crossway fellowship and have been faithfully serving since 2013. The Crafts are natives of Spokane, WA, where Tyler also earned a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute-Spokane. Currently working as an Aircraft Electrician in the Air Force, he also recently completed a Master of Divinity degree in Christian Ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. Tyler and Natalie have four daughters: Alynnah, Ameleigha, Alizah, and Anorah. Tyler enjoys spending time with family, reading, writing and playing music.