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  • Phone: (843) 871-2755
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  • Meeting & Mailing Address:
    505 Gahagan Road, Summerville, SC 29485
Service Times
  • Sunday: 9:00am-10:15am & 10:45am-12:00

Our Staff & Elders

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Staff

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Peppy DuTart

Pastor & Elder

Office: 871-2755

Peppy DuTart has served as senior pastor since the church's inception in 1991. He received his bachelors degree from the Citadel, holds a Master's degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and also studied at Columbia Graduate Seminary.
Peppy loves being a pastor and has a passion for discipleship and missions. He is known for verse-by-verse exposition and presenting God's Word in a simple and understandable way. You can often spot him going for long walks around Summerville with his wife, Alice, or spending time with his two daughters, Sarah and Abby, or going out for a chicken biscuit at Chick-Fil-A.

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Joey Baham

Worship Pastor

Office: 871-2755

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and accepted the Lord at the age of 18.  When I was 19, I moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to further my music career in the secular music industry.  I had been attending and serving at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale but it wasn’t until 2003 when God’s plan for my life became very clear to me.  I gave up the secular music industry and gave my life over to the call of ministry.  I was privileged to be a part of the Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale staff as an assistant worship leader / choir director as well as the chorus teacher for Calvary Christian Academy middle and high school.  In 2011, God called our family to move to Virginia to start ministry.  On June 18, 2012, I moved my family to Virginia on a faith journey and became the worship leader at Calvary Chapel Front Royal.  Once again, God has called our family to move, but this time to the beautiful city of Summerville, South Carolina, where I now have the privilege of being the Worship Pastor here at Crossroads Community Church!
Life Verse:  Psalm 146:1-2  “Praise the Lord!  While I live, I will praise the Lord; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.”

 

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Rhett Marley

Assistant Worship Pastor

Office: 871-2755

Rhett Marley serves as our Assistant Worship Pastor.  He oversees our Youth Worship Team and assists with the Adult Worship Team.  Rhett has been serving on our staff since 2008.  He graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2010 with a B.S. in Student Ministry.  Rhett has a passion for photography, running marathons, playing guitar and drinking a ton of coffee… Good coffee! Rhett is married to Alicyne and they have three beautiful children, Dallas, Gavin and Madeline.

 

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Phil Wrenn

Outreach Pastor

Office: 871-2755

Phil Wrenn and his wife, Teresa, are founding members of Crossroads Community Church. Phil joined the Crossroads staff in 2007, serving as headmaster of The Oaks Christian School until August 2012 when he accepted the position of Outreach Pastor. He also serves as one of the church’s original elders as well as a trustee. 
He earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of North Carolina and retired from Lowe’s Companies after a 23-year career. Phil has a reputation for being a caring peacemaker, good friend and dedicated teacher. His passion for missions has taken him to many countries including Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and the Dominican Republic. 
Phil is married to Teresa Wrenn who served for over 20 years as the church’s Preschool Director. They have two children, Dr. Amanda DelRe and Erin Wrenn.

 

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Ed West

Pastoral Care

Ed West and his wife, Gwen, are founding members of Crossroads Community Church. The few families that eventually formed the church in 1990, first met in their home.

Ed is a graduate of The Citadel and has a medical degree from The Medical University of South Carolina. He has practiced nearly forty years in pediatrics in the North Charleston-Summerville area and is now retired.

At Crossroads, Ed is a Bible teacher and is sought after as a scriptural counselor. He is an elder and trustee. He and Gwen have been active teachers in the congregation since its beginning, especially in the area of parenting. Ed teaches an on-going course titled Parents Under Construction, which is based on scriptural truths and techniques used by “the perfect parent,” our heavenly Father.

Ed and Gwen have made numerous overseas mission trips, including trips to China, Ecuador and Malta. They have traveled to Uganda in support of rural churches there, teaching family life and church unity principles to pastors and bishops who attended from surrounding African countries of Kenya, Rwanda, Congo, and Burundi.

They are also active in landscaping Crossroads church property, and with help from their Crossroads family, they built and maintain the Prayer Garden located near the entrance of the church campus.

Ed says that the most important work he and Gwen have accomplished in their lives is raising their two daughters, Alice and Julie. Ed and Gwen have five grandchildren.


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Debi Ford

Care and Support Ministry Director

Office: 871-2755

Debi Ford joined the staff as preschool director in the fall of 1993 after attending Crossroads with her family for a year. She now oversees the Care & Support ministry as well as the Women’s Ministry.
Debi and her husband, Terry, were foster parents for more than 25 years and were drawn to Crossroads as a church that ministered to children. Over time God has blessed them with many children of all ages who have stayed with the Fords, some for a night, some for a lifetime. They continue to keep their home open for anyone God sends their way. She and her husband, Terry, have five adult children, Trevor, Chasity, Clint, Tristan and TC.

 

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Christine Young

Children's Ministry Director

Christine has lived in Summerville, SC since 1997 when her family relocated from Ohio. She studied elementary education at Charleston Southern University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2009 . After teaching for six years, three of which she spent at our own Oaks Christian School, Christine was called into the ministry of serving the families of Crossroads as Children’s Director.
God has used her time in the classroom, as well as several years volunteering in children’s ministry at church, to develop His call on her life. She is passionate about seeing families strengthened and children growing in an active relationship with Jesus Christ and the knowledge of His Word. The new role she gets to play in strengthening the children’s program and supporting parents as they shepherd their kids is a great opportunity to answer this call, and she is so excited to see what God is going to do here at Crossroads!

 

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Jennifer Moore

Preschool Ministry Director

Jennifer was our Ministry Assistant in the office and then after some time spent as a stay at home Mom, Jennifer came back onto staff as the Director of the Preschool Department.  
Jennifer was born and raised here in Charleston. She was married to her husband Chris at CCC back in 2009 and we have an adorable rambunctious son named Kellan. She cannot wait to see the direction God will take her with the Preschoolers.

 

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Edith Turner

Pastoral & Ministerial Secretary

Office: 871-2755

Edith Turner has been a part of Crossroads since 1991 and has been on staff since 2000. She is the ministry assistant for Pastor Peppy. Her three children grew up in Crossroads and are now grown and serving the Lord in other places. She traveled to Uganda a few years ago on a Crossroads team and really loved that opportunity. She lives in a “house in the country” and finally has her wide front porch to enjoy with her Australian Shepherd named Aussie (how original)!
 

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Cassie Ford

Communications Director

Office: 871-2755

Cassie Ford has been a part of Crossroads since 2002 and came on staff as a part time Ministry Assistant in 2010. She served as the Preschool Director from 2012-2015 and managed the church's website and social media accounts. With her love for graphic design, social media, marketing and a plethora of nerdy things, she transitioned to a full time position as the Communications Director.
She is happily married to Tristan Ford, who has been serving in the Student Ministry on Wednesday nights since 2007. Together they have two young children.

 

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Michelle Bayles

Ministry Assistant

Office: 871-2755

Michelle Bayles has been a part of Crossroads since 2007 and joined the staff as a part-time Ministry Assistant in 2014.  Her husband, Glenn, is a Captain for the Town of Mount Pleasant Fire Department.  Their two sons, Louis and Carter, are active at Crossroads as well.  During the week, Michelle can usually be found either in the Finance Office or helping the Worship Pastor coordinate for Sunday.  However on Sunday, look for her at the computer in the sound booth where she brings the word(s)! 

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John Evans

Facilities

Office: 871-2755

John Evans has been on staff since 1999. John has been married to his wife Barbara for 32 years. They have 3 boys Jason, Wade and Casey who grew up here at Crossroads. 
You can normally find John working on an AC unit, climbing scaffolding in the Sanctuary, running sound or singing on the Worship Team. Folks at Crossroads call him “Pops,” and you can too.

 

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Jeremy DeYoung

Connect Ministries Director

Office: 871-2755

Jeremy has lived in the greater Charleston area since 1999 when he moved here to attend Charleston Southern University. His high school sweetheart, Aleisha, moved here to attend college with Jeremy two years later. When she graduated in 2005, they were married. They don't currently have children, but do have a beautiful 10-year-old dog named, Bethly. Jeremy graduated from CSU with his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and planned to become a doctor.
However, God had other plans and set Jeremy on a path that has led him to realize God's purpose for his life, full-time ministry. Jeremy joined our staff in 2015 as a pastoral intern and serves in both our education and outreach ministries as the Connect Ministries Director.
He plans to attend seminary to receive his Master's of Divinity with the eventual goal to become a pastor.

 

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Zachary Calhoun

Student Minister

I have lived in Summerville basically my whole life. I will be getting married in March 2018 to my beautiful fiancé, Sarah. I recently graduated from Charleston Southern University with a Bachelors of Art in Student Ministry. I am now currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity in Biblical Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I believe that investing in the next generation is of great importance in my life. I enjoy random facts, playing board games, and making people laugh! 

 

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Ed Gravely

Discipleship Pastor

Ed Gravely is the Discipleship Pastor at Crossroads Community Church. He has been married to Angela for 22 years, and they have two children: Claire (13) and William (11). Ed also serves as Associate Professor of Christian Studies at Charleston Southern University, and before the Gravely’s moved to Charleston, Ed taught Greek and New Testament at Southeastern Seminary for more than a decade.

 

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James Boudreaux

Facilities

James Boudreaux, relocated to the Summerville area with his family in 2016 from Fort Lauderdale Florida. James is our newest staff member joining our team in March of 2018. James works in facilities, grounds, and security.

James and Judi were married in 2007 and have two children Joel (21) and Anjolie (8). He is involved in Awana as a small group leader, and volunteers with the student ministry. 



Elders

David Branton

Elder

David Branton, a lifelong resident of Summerville, received Christ at age 7, graduated The Citadel, and is President of Cornerstone Surveying & Engineering, Inc. David and Jean were married in 1983 and with their son Scott joined Crossroads in 1999. He is involved in teaching Connect Classes, Awana, Motorcycle Ministry, Emergency Response Team, and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. David serves as Chairman of the Board of Awana Clubs International headquartered in Chicago.

Jim Ranck

Elder

I have been married to Rita May for 34 years.  We have 4 children and 6 grand children.  I graduated from Penn State with a degree in electrical engineering.  I grew up in Pennsylvania and have been living in Summerville since 1998.  I have attended church all my life.  I accepted Christ as my personal savior at the age of 6.  I remember praying with my mom after I heard the gospel message at VBS.  I became very active in our church youth group as a teenager and this is when I really started to grow in Christ.  As an adult I have always stayed very active in church and have served in numerous capacities.  My desire is to continue to grow in Christ to become more Christ like and to serve Him according to His desires.  I can only do this thru His strength and power.

Michael Saeger

Elder

In 1968, Mike was born into a family that would ultimate have 6 children, living in eastern PA.  Living in a rural farming community and his father being a custom home building contractor provided opportunity to work from a young age.
As a teenager, in 1984, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, following a difficult time in his life.  His mother and several uncles were the main Christian influences in his life prior to that time.  He was a member of a small, non-denominational church with many older mentors.  2 years later, he met Kim as a senior in high school and they would later marry in 1990.  Mike & Kim have two children, Lauren and Michael, Jr., who were both born in PA.
He attended Muhlenberg College and Lehigh University in PA to study Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, leading to a career of 20 years in the cement manufacturing industry.  He is the Operations Manager for an Argos USA cement plant in Harleyville, since relocating to SC in 2009.
Over the past 30 years, he has been a member of many churches as a result of relocation through PA, IN, NY & SC.  The denominations include Baptist, Methodist, UCC, Wesleyan and several non-denominational community churches.  Since moving to SC, as a member of Crossroads Community Church, Mike and his wife have served in the Children’s and Youth ministries.

Jay Williams

Elder

Jay has been a member of Crossroads since 1995.  He retired from barbering after 40 years in 2005 and has been involved in volunteer church ministry since then.  He is married to Mary (47 years) and they have two children and five grandchildren. 

Dick Peterson

Elder

Dick Peterson, with his wife Elizabeth, joined Crossroads as an active member when the church was meeting in Rollings Elementary School auditorium. He was ordained to serve as an elder in 2007.

Dick is a retired journalist and graduate of the University of South Carolina, College of Journalism. He began his career with the Houston (Texas) Post and moved to the South Carolina Lowcountry when he was hired as a medical and higher education reporter for the Evening Post in Charleston. He retired after more than 20 years in public relations at the Medical University of South Carolina where he was editor and writer for the university’s weekly tabloid newspaper, The Catalyst.

He is a retired Air Force reservist, having served with the 315 Airlift Wing Public Affairs. Before joining the Air Force Reserve, Dick enlisted for active duty in the U.S. Navy, received an honorable discharge in 1970, and later served as a Navy reservist in Texas and South Carolina.

Dick and Elizabeth like to escape occasionally to the mountains of western North Carolina, but more frequently, Dick is on the lookout for any excuse to ride his motorcycle. They have two adult children, Richard (Rick) Jr. and Karin (Kerry) Murphy, and six grandchildren. 

Glenn Morgan

Elder

Has been a member of CCC since 1998 . He and his wife Taryn have 2 sons Matthew and Josh and 2 grand children, Ethan and Hannah .

Glenn grew up in the Summerville Community and played football for Coach John McKissick`s Summerville Green Wave. His love for the game earned him a scholarship to Newberry College. He works in the transportation industry as a Business Center Manager for Estes Express Lines. 

Glenn teaches the new members class and serves in areas of pastoral care with in the church. He loves sports and enjoys playing softball, golf and going fishing.

Nelson Akwari

Elder

Nelson and his wife, Mandy, joined Crossroads in 2014.  They have three children - Nehemiah, Gideon, and Naomi.  Nelson and Mandy host a Connect Group and actively participate on Sunday mornings in various ministries.
Nelson earned his BS and MS from UCLA and works at the Boeing Company as an Engineer.  Prior to his engineering career, Nelson played soccer professionally for 10 years.  He is passionate about sharing the gospel of Christ and serving others.