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Meet our Staff

Joshua Gutteridge

Senior Pastor

Josh lives "to spread a passion for God's glory through the gospel of Jesus Christ." He has served as the Senior Pastor of CrossPoint since 2011.

After graduating from Moody Bible Institute and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, he served with churches in Boston and Oklahoma City before the Lord called him to central Illinois.

He and Cheri have been married for 20 years, and they are the proud parents of Abigail, Ashley, Allison, and Audrey ("The A-Team!").


Twitter: @joshgutteridge

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.

Marshall Brown

Worship Ministry Director

Marshall lives in South Pekin with his wife Ashley, two sons Levi and Knox, and rescue black lab mix Maylie. He and his family have been attending CrossPoint Church since 2007 where he was invited to participate in the Worship Team almost immediately and has been faithfully serving ever since.

Marshall has been working full-time in the construction/maintenance world for 10 years and is currently a Site Superintendent for a construction/maintenance contractor in downtown Peoria.

He has a strong passion for music and faith-sharing through music. He spent his high school and college-age years attending music festivals, local shows, playing in and leading worship for other youth groups and churches, and even playing guitar in a few local original bands. He and his wife are currently writing songs for an acoustic parent punk project... you'll have to ask him about it!

Current interests include music of all sorts, learning to play new instruments, spending quality time with the family, trips to the Smoky Mountains..... and daydreaming about the next trips to the Smoky Mountains.


Jolene Wake

Children's Ministry Director

Jolene lives in East Peoria with her husband, Matt, two kids, Sofia and Benjamin, two cats, and a Russian tortoise named Boris. She and her family have been attending CrossPoint since 2003. Both she and Matt have been involved with different ministries through the years, currently serving in the nursery and as a Sunday School teacher.

Jolene earned her Masters in Special Education from Illinois State University and has worked as a teacher in the public school system and currently substitute teaches at her kids' school.

In her spare time, Jolene is a potter and a jewelry designer.


Tim Brown

Pastor of Student Ministries


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