meet our staff


  • Joshua Gutteridge

    SENIOR PASTOR

    Josh's mission is to make more and better disciples for Jesus Christ through preaching, teaching, and leadership development." He has served as the Senior Pastor of CrossPoint since 2011.


    After graduating from Moody Bible Institute and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, he served with churches in Boston and Oklahoma City before the Lord called him to central Illinois.


    He and Cheri have been married for 20 years, and they are the proud parents of Abigail, Ashley, Allison, and Audrey ("The A-Team!").


    Email: joshua@visitcrosspoint.com

    Twitter: @joshgutteridge

  • Mark friday

    Associate pastor

    Mark has extensive experience in ministry as a youth pastor, associate pastor and Senior Pastor. He brings a pastoral heart to our ministry as well as administrative leadership.


    Email: mark@visitcrosspoint.com

  • MARSHALL BROWN

    WORSHIP MINISTRY DIRECTOR

    Marshall lives in the Peoria area with his wife Ashley, two sons Levi and Knox, and rescue black lab mix Maylie. He and his family have been attending CrossPoint Church since 2007 where he was invited to participate in the Worship Team almost immediately and has been faithfully serving ever since.


    Marshall spent 10 years working in the industrial construction/maintenance world  in downtown Peoria. He is now working full-time as the maintenance manager for Samaritan Ministries International.


    He has a strong passion for music and faith-sharing through music. He spent his high school and college-age years attending music festivals, local shows, playing in and leading worship for other youth groups and churches, and even playing guitar in a few local original bands. He and  his wife are currently in a local parent punk band with fellow CrossPoint member Derek Mleynek... you'll have to ask him about it!


    Email: m.brown52309@gmail.com

  • TIM BROWN

    PASTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRIES

  • JOLENE WAKE

    CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

    Jolene lives in East Peoria with her husband, Matt, two kids, Sofia and Benjamin, two cats, and a Russian tortoise named Boris. She and her family have been attending CrossPoint since 2003. Both she and Matt have been involved with different ministries through the years, currently serving in the nursery and as a Sunday School teacher.


    Jolene earned her Masters in Special Education from Illinois State University and has worked as a teacher in the public school system and currently substitute teaches at her kids' school.


    In her spare time, Jolene is a potter and a jewelry designer.


    Email: jomawa73@yahoo.com