Our Leadership Team

Crossroads Church is an Elder-Led body of believers.  Our Elders are supported by an Executive Team that assists with the financial oversight of the church and appointed Deacons who serve the staff and the church in the care of our flock, our campus and our ministries.  We believe in raising up servant leaders from within the body to lead, teach, serve and care for the church.  All three of our Elders have been part of our church in one way or another for 15+ years.

Darryl and Sharon Jones

Lead Pastor/Teaching Pastor

Darryl and his family moved to the Kansas City Metro early in 1999 and started Crossroads Church on April 4th of the same year.  Before becoming the lead and founding pastor at Crossroads, Darryl and Sharon started their ministry as student/worship pastors in both Tennessee and Ohio for their first seven years out of college.  Darryl has a strong passion for helping people find and follow Jesus and loves to talk about how we can best make a difference in this world using the Bible.  Darryl and Sharon have been married for over 27 years and have four adult children (one man-child, twin daughters and a son-in-law)  who are pursuing Jesus and others all around the world.

Darryl loves to hang out in the heart of big cities, going on mission trips, sipping good coffee over great conversation with his kids, but his favorite place in the world is at home with his wife.

Daniel and Krysten Ballard

Pastor of Student Ministry and Worship Arts

Both Daniel and Krysten came to C2 as teens in our student ministry in 2001 and as they grew and got more involved, both have ministered on our Worship Team and as Student Leaders.  They began leading our Worship Arts in 2008 and assumed leadership of our Student Ministry in 2013 when Daniel also became an Elder.

Married now for nearly 11 years, Daniel and Krysten brought their son Noah home from Seoul, South Korea three years ago.

Kenn and Julie Smith


Kenn has been attending C2 since 2001 and has served many people over the years as a Deacon, Trustee, both Youth and Young Adults leader, teacher, trainer, etc.  Kenn has served as an Elder at Crossroads since 2012. 

Michael and Summer Hicks


I began attending crossroads in 2011 while I was a student at Grain Valley High School. After attending Southwest Baptist University for 2.5 years studying pastoral ministry, I returned home and married my wife Summer in 2016. We now have a 3 year old daughter and a 1 year old son. 

My wife and I have served together on the youth leadership team, and are currently serving on the worship team, and leading the young adults ministry. Summer also leads the mops program which our church hosts. I was added as an elder in 2020 to shepherd the church. 

I'm very passionate about pursuing sound doctrine and walking out our faith with a biblical world view. I believe the word of God is simple, and readily available for every believer, while also possessing deep and rich theology for a life long journey of following Christ.