meet our staff

  • dan johnston

    Senior Pastor 

    Dan grew up in Southern California, and moved to the Peoria area in 2019 after a short stint in North Carolina. He has been married to his beautiful wife Tasha since 2007, and has two children; Ronnie and Grace. He graduated from Liberty University with a Masters in Pastoral Counseling and a Masters in Religion. He currently working on his DMin at South University.

    Dan is a jack-of-all-trades who loves woodworking, aviation, drumming and playing hockey. However, his greatest passion lies in teaching the Word of God and working to see God's love change the lives of those around him.


  • 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.




    Tim Brown serves as the Youth Pastor at CrossPoint Church. In September of 2018 he married his beautiful bride Jessica who also has a passion for ministry! With their baby boy Isaiah, they serve Jesus to give Him the glory and reach young people with the Gospel.

    Tim graduated from Methodist College in Peoria with his Bachelor's in nursing. A few months after Tim accepted a position at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria on their Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit. On the weekends, he started volunteering with the high school ministry at CrossPoint. God knew Tim had a passion for working with young people, and in the Fall of 2016 opened a door for him to come on staff as CrossPoint's part-time Youth Pastor. In 2020, Tim transitioned to a full-time pastoral position. In addition, Tim continues to work at the hospital part time ministering to the kids on his unit. 

    In his spare time you may find Tim drinking a big cup of coffee (at one of his favorite coffee shops, 3030), baking giant cupcakes (at his home AKA the Brown's Bistro), or entertaining the crowds with his saxophone!


  • Jacob Clark


    Jacob serves as the Worship Director at CrossPoint Church. Jacob is a graduate from Olivet Nazarene University and has been married to his wonderful wife Felicia since October of 2020.