Crossroads Staff


stephanie swanson picPastor – Stephanie Swanson

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Loving. Inclusive. Ecumenical. Diverse. Progressive. Social justice minded.

These were some of the buzz words I used to look for – that served as markers for the kind of church I wanted to pastor. This was the type of faith community I longed to serve alongside, a place where the phrase “All Are Welcome” had no limitations.

Since coming to Crossroads Church as the pastor in September 2015, I have already witnessed how those things I longed for are not just words on a page or my sole ideals, but are the living expression of the members of Crossroads Church in their daily existence. I am humbled and grateful to pastor this congregation and to serve alongside them in the vision God has for our church, our community, and our world as we seek to create sanctuary for all God’s creation.

Prior to coming to Crossroads I served as the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Smithville, Missouri and as the Minister of Congregational Life at Emerywood Baptist Church in High Point, North Carolina. Missouri and North Carolina are dear to my heart both for the churches I have served in those areas and for the excellent academic institutions I attended in my time there. I earned a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University School of Divinity (Winston-Salem, NC) and prior to that I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Religion at William Jewell College (Liberty, MO).

My husband, Charles Smith, and I met at William Jewell and were married at Second Baptist Church in Liberty where he now serves on staff as the Associate Pastor for Students. We have one son, Finn, who is four-years-old and full of life, bringing joy and laughter to our family every day. It is an honor for our family to be a part of these two loving congregations as they seek to be the presence of Christ in their communities.



Office Manager – Diane Bourgeois

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Youth Leader – Abby Bland



Children’s Ministry Coordinator – Beth Cotton





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Crossroads Church - 7917 Main Street - Kansas City, Missouri 64114

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