Rev. Leon Hawks – Senior Pastor
Rev. Hawks is a native of Ellerbe, N.C. where he graduated from Ellerbe High School. In high school, he answered God’s call to full-time Christian Ministry. Rev. Hawks and his wife, Gloria Robbins Hawks of Marston, N.C., have a daughter, Kimberly Britt, and a son, Chris Hawks, who is also a Baptist pastor. They have five grandchildren.
In October 1965, he began serving as a Pastor and has continued to serve churches across North Carolina ever since. Rapid growth in the Cabarrus Baptist Association region led the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina to see the need for a new church. In response, Crosspointe Baptist Church was planted in 2000.
Rev. Hawks graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute with an Associates Degree in Church Ministries. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree from Campbell University and attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C..
Amy Herbert – Music Director
Amy Herbert is our Music Director and Pianist. She has a B.A. degree in piano performance from Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. Amy has been playing the piano and leading the choir in church since she was in seventh grade. She has served in several churches throughout the Southeast. Her love and passion for the Lord is shown through her music.
Amy is married to Morris Herbert and together they have 4 sons, Cody, Josiah, Paxton, and John-David and one daughter, Jasmine. Amy enjoys spending time with her family, going to the theatre and teaching piano.
Timothy Walters – Ministry Assistant
Timothy, as he is known to everyone, wears many hats at Crosspointe. He is worship leader, serves as Youth Pastor, and teaches a youth Bible Study group on Sundays and Wednesday nights. In addition to the Bible studies, which are geared toward learning biblical principles as well as how to live as a Christian in the 21st century, Timothy plans many youth-oriented activities including lock-ins, movie nights, youth retreats, summer camps and mission trips.
At the other end of the spectrum, Timothy ministers to senior adults through nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior adult apartment complexes where he visits, conducts Bible studies and entertains through music. He has a special interest in working with those who struggle with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Timothy studied music at Southern Wesleyan University and is gifted in voice and piano. While at Southern, he sang with a traveling music ministry team, was lead singer and founding member of STM2, a second place winner in the barbershop quartet division of SPEBQSA. Prior to coming to Crosspointe, Timothy held the Music Director position at Red Hill Baptist Church and later at Welcome Wesleyan Church. He was also a Special Needs teacher in the Roanoke City School system in Roanoke, Virginia.
Timothy is a bachelor blessed with two extraordinary pets: Effie Mae (a dog) and Thelma Harper (a cat).
Elizabeth Bryant – Financial Administrator
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Beth Kluttz – Office Assistant
One thing that Beth would tell you is: “It’s a GREAT DAY at Crosspointe Baptist Church!” That’s not just lip service! She truly believes this, because she feels so blessed to work at a great job where she can be close to people of Christian faith, who continue to dedicate their lives to living the way that Jesus wants us to.
Beth was born and raised in California and moved to NC in 1976, by way of her future husband, Jimmy Kluttz of Concord, NC. Both she and Jimmy were photographers and opened up a photography studio, “J & B Kluttz Photography, Inc.”, specializing in commercial, industrial, aerial photography and family portraits. In 1994, after 18 years of successful business, Jimmy passed away of lung cancer.
Beth held on to the business for about 4 more years and then decided to go into the world of finance. She worked for Bank of America Investments and then for TIAA-CREF, for a total of 7 years. She learned to rely on God, instead of on herself, which led her to Crosspointe Baptist Church. She’s said that accepting the job as Administrative Assistant has been the best decision she ever made. She loves that she is able to see other people being blessed by coming to the church. She believes “you cannot do any better than God’s way, it is always the right way.”
This is why you will often hear her say, “It’s a GREAT DAY at Crosspointe Baptist Church!”