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 CAREgivers 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.

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Darryl and Sharon Jones

Lead Elder and 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's calling and gifting is that of shepherding - leading, loving and nurturing the flock of God. It is his passion that followers of Jesus live ALL of Christ for ALL of life with INTENTIONALITY.

Darryl and Sharon have been married for over 31 years and have three adult children, their beloved spouses and two grandchildren: Brooke and Zach, Brittany, Elijah, and Rina; and Brian, Sophie, and Theo - who are all 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, and hanging out with Theo and Rina.  But his favorite place in the world is at home with his wife.

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Daniel and Krysten Ballard

Elder and Associate Pastor

Both Daniel and Krysten came to C2 as high schoolers in our student ministry iand as they grew and got more involved, both 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. In the fall of 2022, after many years of planning and preparing, Daniel left his career as an EMT/Firefighter to enter full-time ministry in the role of Associate Pastor at C2. In addition to Student and Worship Ministry, Daniel has assumed several administrative responsibilities in his new role.

Daniel and Krysten have been married since May of 2009, and brought their son Noah home from Seoul, South Korea in 2015.

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Chris and Melissa Cunningham


Chris and his family started attending Crossroads in January 2022 and fell in love with the church and its people. Chris and Melissa began their ministry as youth pastors in Houston, Missouri. After six years as the youth pastor, Chris took on the lead pastor role for two years. In 2005, Chris and his family moved to the KC area and served on the Leadership Team of a local church, focusing on Family Ministry and Discipleship.

Chris assists in shepherding the church by leading Crossroads University and the many mentors in our church. He is also the Troop Master for Trail Life USA-MO Troop 0607. Melissa serves on the Guest Relations Team, is the VBS Director, and organizes fellowship groups for our church.

Chris has a passion for discipleship and mentoring. He loves to see lives changed through the intentional discipleship process. His love for discipleship and mentoring started in Houston, MO, where he saw the power of one-on-one or small-group discipleship with students and young adults. Over the years, he and Melissa have mentored multiple married couples and individuals in their journey to build a strong relationship with the Lord. 

Chris and Melissa have been married for 26 years and have three adult children: Kayla, who serves on the Worship Team at Crossroads; Jonathan, who attends Southwest Baptist University; and Alex, who serves on the Hospitality Team at Crossroads.

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Michael and Summer Hicks


Michael began attending Crossroads in 2011 while a student at Grain Valley High School. After studying Pastoral Ministry at Southwest Baptist University for 2.5 years, Michael met Summer, and they returned home and married in January 2016. They now have three beautiful children, a daughter and two sons. 

Michael and Summer have served together in ministry at Crossroads since before they got married. Summer leads our MOPS ministry. Since being installed as an Elder in the fall of 2020, Michael assists in shepherding the church through concentration on community and discipleship through missional communities and he is the Troop Ministry Liaison for Trail Life USA - MO Troop 0607. 

Michael is passionate about pursuing sound doctrine and walking out our faith with a biblical worldview. 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 and he wants to help people find and follow that.

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Dennis and Nikki Frelick

Pastoral Intern

The Frelick's moved from Colorado to the KC area in May of 2021. They found Crossroads in October of 2022. Dennis is a part-time Pastoral Intern and serves as Darryl's assistant.

Dennis and Nikki currently serve together on the Hospitality Team and in Family Ministry. They have a strong desire to serve our Church body and encourage followers of Jesus to grow in their faith in Him.

Dennis is extremely passionate about studying the Word of God, along with learning all the ins and outs of Pastoral ministry. He has a strong desire to care for and encourage the Church body. Dennis enjoys a good theological discussion and writing about his passions. The Kingdom of God and the Great Commission are his favorite Biblical topics to discuss.

Dennis and Nikki have been married since October of 2004, and have three children. Dennis loves spending time with his family!

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