Peter serves as our senior pastor having come on staff in April 2004.
He graduated from the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors College in 2003, and came on staff as our senior pastor in April 2004. He has over 20 years of pastoral experience and holds a B.A. in Bible & Missions from Central Bible College, and is currently pursuing a M.A.B.S. from Reformed Theological Seminary. Peter lives in Lancaster with his wife, Grace, and their 5 daughters.
Steve came on staff in June 2008. Steve leads our Caregroups, Adult Education (Vital Life), Counseling training and Deacon training. He holds a M.A.R. from Reformed Theological Seminary. He lives in rural Willow Street with his wife, Lori, and their five children.
Doug came on staff in June 2003. Doug is a graduate of Millersville University with a B.S.E. in Elementary Education/Special Education. A gifted songwriter, Doug leads our worship team, Children’s Ministry (Entrust), Men’s and Women’s Ministries and our Counseling team. Doug lives in Millersville with his wife, Brenda, and their five children.
Deacons are “esteemed servants” in the church. They lead in our care for one another, especially with regard to mercy ministry and benevolence. Jesus made this love a hallmark of his church, as we read in John 13:34-35:
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
In October 2017 we ordained four men as the first Deacons in our history. This culminated a two-year process of nomination, training and evaluation, as they studied the role and responsibilities of deacons, the mission of the church and the manner in which the gospel transforms our love for one another.
Tom has been married to his wife, Lara, for nearly 20 years. They have three children, and have been members of Crossway for over 25 years. Tom has overseen our Farm Team and the Eckmans have served in many other roles in the church. Tom teaches at Manheim Central High School.
Ken has been married to his wife, Beejee, for over 45 years. They have four children and thirteen grandchildren. They have been members of Crossway for over 25 years, and have served as Caregroup leaders and in many other roles in the church. For 35 years Ken has been employed in diverse types of management roles in high-paced manufacturing settings. Currently Ken oversees property management and operations of The Noble Group.
Andrew has been married to his wife, Abby, for over 30 years. They have five children and two grandchildren. They have been members of Crossway for over 30 years, and have served as Caregroup leaders and in many other roles in the church. Andrew works as an engineer in nuclear power, and Abby served her children as a homeschooling mom for 24 years.
Vernon has been married to his wife, Melissa, for over 30 years. They have three children. They have been members of Crossway for over 25 years, and have served as Caregroup leaders and in many other roles in the church. Vernon and Melissa run Stone Hill Catering and served the church for years through overseeing our kitchen.