In 2001, Rod left a career in engineering to pursue ministry full-time. After getting a seminary education and serving on a large church staff, God gave Rod this crazy idea of starting a church from scratch and Crossroads Church was born. He has been married to his wife Gabrian for over 20 years and has three kids involved in almost everything. His passions include sharing Christ, buffalo wings, teaching God’s Word, football, family, basketball, and writing (in no particular order).
Jeff is a Yankee from the great state of Indiana. He has been married to his always-increasing-in-beauty wife, Jill, for over 30 years and have three grown children (Chelsea, Trevor and Melanie). Jeff is a graduate of Purdue University and Duke University. In addition to serving as Teaching Pastor and Elder, he works full-time at LHC Group Hospice as the Director of Bereavement and Chaplain Services, loves watching sports (yes, NASCAR is a sport!) and hanging out with Jill.
Abby Eppling has served in children’s ministry for the past 9 years at various churches along the East Coast. She has a passion for creating a fun and enjoyable atmosphere wherever she goes. She enjoys reading, art/crafting, and anything Disney.
Guest Services Director
Rich was raised to attend church every week; however he did not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ until he was 33 years old. Rich has been involved in small groups for the last 15 years, and leading a small group for 12 years. His passion is to help people get connected in a small group, so they can “do life together”. Rich was born and raised in Western PA. He moved to Jefferson, GA in October of 2015. He am married to his wife, Marsha, and has two grown daughters – Samantha and Shelby.
Meghan grew up a “navy brat” in Scotland before returning to Virginia Beach in her teens. She graduated from Old Dominion University with a Masters in Psychology. She married her high school sweetheart, Brian, and they have 3 children together (Dia, Genna, and Brayden). Meghan and her family began attending Crossroads in 2013 after moving to GA. When not chauffeuring her kids to activities, she enjoys fitness, reading and hanging with her husband.