meet our staff

  • dan johnston

    Senior Pastor 

    Dan grew up in southern California, and moved to the Peoria area in 2019 after two years in North Carolina. He has been married to his lovely 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.

    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.




    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 boys Isaiah and Maverick, 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 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 part-time as the worship director at CrossPoint Church. He and his wife Felicia moved to Morton in October 2020 after they got married, and he began working at CrossPoint in April of 2021. Jacob graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministry, while Felicia works as a physician assistant in cardiology with Carle Health in Peoria. 

    In Jacob's time away from the church, you can find him watching a good artsy movie, trying to fit a trip to Six Flags into his schedule, making himself a way-too-meticulous cup of coffee, or building LEGO sets that are sometimes (and only sometimes) allowed to be displayed at home.