Our Church Staff

OUR PASTORS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pastor Rick Arrowood, Senior Pastor 
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Pastor Arrowood was saved at the age of twenty-four and called to preach nine months later. He was ordained into the Gospel preaching ministry on January 28, 1979, by the Mikado Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia. Before the Lord led him and Dolly to Crosspointe in June of 2008, he pastored churches in Alabama for three years; the Calvary Baptist Church in Mannington, West Virginia for six years; and the Troy Baptist Church in Troy, Ohio for twenty-one years.

Pastor Arrowood graduated from Tennessee Temple University in 1980 (Th.G) and later completed his M.Min and D.Min from Uniontown Baptist College. In 2000, he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Bob Jones University.

 

The heartbeat of Pastor is evangelism (world-wide), and edifying and loving the saints. He is a gifted expositor of the Scriptures, making practical application appealing and necessary for the believer.

Pastor Arrowood presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Baptist World Mission, he serves as the President of the Board of Advisors of the Slavic Baptist Mission, he is the President of the Indiana Association of Christian Schools and serves as a board member of the American Association of Christian Schools.

Dolly serves as Pastor's secretary.  They have two children, Beth Anne and Daniel Bert, who are graduates of Ambassador Baptist College. Beth Anne married Darren McFadden on April 12, 2008, and they are active in their local church in Decatur, Alabama.  Bert and his wife, Christina moved to Indianapolis in 2012. They have four children Hannah and Lydia (twins) born April 12, 2008, Ruthie, born April 7, 2013 and Abby, born April 15, 2015.  Bert and Christina enjoy serving in several ministries at Crosspointe.

 

 

Pastor Dan Fitzgerald, Administrative Pastor
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Pastor Fitzgerald was raised in a pastor’s home in central Illinois. He was saved at the age of seventeen at a Christian camp. Following high school, he attended Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, Minnesota, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Bible, pastoral studies and youth ministries.

Pastor Dan and his wife, Tami, were married on May 31, 1986. After graduating from college in 1988, Pastor Dan and Tami began their first ministry as teacher, athletic director and youth pastor at Faithway Baptist Church and Christian School in Ypsilanti, Michigan. After seven years of rewarding ministry, Pastor Dan accepted the call to become youth pastor at Eagledale/Crosspointe in August of 1995.

Pastor Dan moved into an administrative role in September of 2015, after twenty years of faithfully serving as the youth pastor. He also oversees the Reformers Unanimous addictions program and the children’s church ministry. Pastor Dan loves all of his ministries and desires to see those he ministers to walk in truth. 

Pastor Dan and Tami have two girls: Nichole, a 2008 graduate of Pensacola Christian College, who now works as an administrative assistant in the office at Crosspointe. Kristen, a 2012 graduate of Pensacola Christian College, married Ben Mancroni in April 2014 and both teach in the academy.  

 

Pastor Caleb Phelps, Youth Pastor
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At 5 years old Caleb made a profession of faith. However, as the years went by he continued to have an overwhelming sense that he had never truly been saved. There is a profound difference between knowing the Gospel and believing the Gospel. One Wednesday night when Caleb was 12 years old he felt an overwhelming sense of his need to be saved. On the way home from church that night he told his mom he wasn't saved. Once they got home he knelt down next to his mom at the entrance to their home and accepted Christ as his Savior.

As he matured, he sensed the Lord working in his life and calling him into full time vocational ministry. Caleb went to Bob Jones University where he majored in Bible. While a student at BJU he served as a Resident Assistant in the Dean of Men's office for two years. Caleb also served as the President of the Ministerial Class during his senior year. After graduating from college Pastor Caleb pursued seminary training. While training for seminary he worked as a counselor in the dorms where he learned valuable lessons from hands on ministry experience. In 2014 Caleb graduated from seminary with his MA in Theology. After his seminary studies Caleb began traveling as an itinerate preacher and evangelist. During this time he preached at numerous camps, churches, and Christian schools all across the country. God kept Pastor Caleb’s calendar full during his time traveling as an evangelist.

Pastor Caleb met the love of his life, Rachel, in August of 2014. Rachel holds a BA in Christian Ministries and minored in art and photography. She is a skilled artist and accomplished photographer. Their hearts were knit together by a unified desire to serve God with their lives. Both of their fathers serve as senior pastors at fundamental Baptist churches. Pastor Randal David (Rachel’s father) is the senior pastor at Pear Park Baptist Church in Grand Junction, CO. Pastor Charles Phelps (Caleb’s father) is the senior pastor at Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN. One year to the day after they first met Pastor Caleb and Rachel were married on August 28, 2015.

Pastor Caleb joined the staff at Crosspointe Baptist Church in September of 2015. Rachel began teaching art at Crosspointe Christian Academy at around the same time.  

Pastor Caleb and Rachel desire to be broken vessels that God can use to carry out His purpose for redeeming and restoring fallen people to the likeness of His Son and to the praise of His glory. You can check out what’s going on in the youth group under Pastor Caleb’s leadership by visiting www.crosspointeyouth.com

 

Pastor Brent Floyd, Assistant Pastor & School Administrator
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Pastor Floyd joined the pastoral staff in June of 2002, serving as the single adult pastor and assistant principal for the school.  He became the school administrator in August of 2008.  He and his wife, Kelli, have been married 15 years, and have four children ages 6-12.  Pastor Floyd also enjoys teaching the Homebuilders class for married couples, and Kelli teaches K4 full-time in the Academy.  After graduating from our Christian school in 1993, Pastor Floyd went on to earn two degrees from Bob Jones University.  Kelli earned a teaching degree from Pensacola Christian College and taught Kindergarten at Eagledale for four years prior to their marriage.  In 1999, Pastor Floyd served as a short-term missionary in Kenya, East Africa, and from 2000-2002 he and Kelli served for two years on staff at a ministry in Terre Haute, IN, before God brought them back to Eagledale. 

 

Pastor Chris Williams, Assistant/Music Pastor
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Pastor Williams is a native of Troy, OH.   He grew up in a Christian home and was saved at Christian camp at the age of sixteen. He was called to the ministry just a few months afterward during opening revival services at Ambassador Baptist College.  There he had the privilege of attending college with his father and brother.  He has served in children’s, youth, camp, and music ministries since 1994.

Pastor Williams met his wife Laura while in college, and they were married in 1994.  They began serving together in youth and music ministry at Tri-City Baptist Church of Forest City, NC until he graduated in 1997.  The Lord blessed them with thirteen years of ministry at his home church, Troy Baptist Temple in Troy, OH, and then blessed them with three years of ministry at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Logansport, IN.  God allowed Pastor Williams the privilege of transitioning both churches through a pastoral search, serving as their Administrative/Preaching pastor.

Pastor Williams was called to Crosspointe in February of 2013.  While serving in the music ministry, he also serves in the singles ministry and as the assistant principal at Crosspointe Christian Academy.  He has a love for preaching, music, and Christian education, and he is thrilled with the Lord opening the doors of opportunity to serve here.  His heart for the music ministry is to see us grow in excellence as we minister Biblical music that glorifies God and honors Christ.

Pastor Chris and Laura have two children, Drew and Paige.  Laura serves as administrative assistant in a financial advising firm in Indianapolis and loves serving alongside of Pastor Chris in our singles ministry and in various other ministry opportunities.
 

 

Dr. Warren DafoePastor Emeritus

Pastor Dafoe, our Pastor Emeritus, retired for health reasons in January 2008. Pastor Dafoe was born in Croswell, Michigan, on January 25, 1942,  and grew up in a pastor’s home. He was led to the Lord and baptized by his father, Dr. Warren E. Dafoe. He was called to preach as a teenager at a summer youth camp near Warsaw, IN, and preached his first sermon at seventeen.

Pastor Dafoe graduated from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in May of 1964 (BA in Bible), and on June 6, 1964, married Jann E. Brown. He was ordained into the Gospel Preaching Ministry by the Eagledale Baptist Church, September 19, 1965. While serving as pastor of Stacy Baptist Church in Stacy, MI, Pastor Dafoe did graduate work at Central Baptist Seminary in Minneapolis, MN, and later at Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, WI. He later became the Youth Pastor at Eagledale Baptist Church and served under his father for over six and a half years.

In November of 1971, he became pastor of First Baptist Church in Marysville, MI, a church that was started by his father while pastoring in Goodells, MI. In January of 1975, Pastor Dafoe and Jann were called to the Windsor Baptist Church in Loves Park, IL, and served there until he joined the pastoral staff at Eagledale Baptist in July of 1982. It was here that he became his father’s associate for the purpose of becoming Senior Pastor upon his father’s retirement, January 6, 1985.

Pastor and Mrs. Dafoe have two children, Joel and Joy, and five grandchildren who serve faithfully in their local churches.

 

Deb Fulford, Business Manager
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Steve & Deb began attending Eagledale with their families when they were children.  Both accepted Christ as Savior by hearing the Bible taught in Sunday school.  They were married there in 1978 and have stayed faithful servant-members ever since.  Steve began teaching Sunday school, assisting with coaching and leading in kid’s clubs, but soon found ushering to fulfill his love for greeting members and visitors and making them feel welcomed.  He continues to serve as chairman of the deacons and head usher. 

Deb is on staff as Business Manager where she uses her Bachelor’s degree in accounting (1981) to keep the finances in good order.  She has taught in both kindergarten and high school at CCA.  Teaching 2-3 year-olds in Sunday school for 36 years shows her desire to see little ones learn God’s Word.  They have 3 married daughters, all graduates of EBC, and 4 grandchildren.  

 

Nichole Fitzgerald, Administrative Assistant
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Nichole Fitzgerald serves as an Administrative Assistant at Crosspointe. She joined the staff in the fall of 2009.  She had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home and was saved when she was six years old. Eagledale/Crosspointe has been her church since the age of seven, and she is a graduate of Eagledale Christian School.  After attending Pensacola Christian College and receiving her degree in Office Systems, the Lord led her back to Crosspointe.  She is the church and school secretary and is also involved in CCA sports, teaches elementary computer classes at CCA, and loves serving in other various ministries.

 

Peggy Coats, Administrative Assistant
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Peggy Coats serves as an Administrative Assistant in the Crosspointe church and academy office.  She was saved and surrendered her life to the Lord as a young wife in her twenties.  Peggy and her husband, Ted, were married August 11, 1984, in Sioux Falls, SD.  Ted’s first job took them to Midland, Michigan, where they became members of Calvary Baptist Church.  They were involved in the ministry at Calvary for 25 years with Peggy working as a pastor’s secretary until their first child was born.  She then enjoyed being at home, rearing their 4 children. 

The Lord brought Peggy and Ted to Indianapolis, IN in July of 2012 with a job change for Ted.  They were led to Crosspointe Baptist Church and Christian Academy in search for a good school for their daughters and a God honoring church for the family.  After enrolling them in the school, they began attending the church services and made Crosspointe their church home. 

Peggy joined the staff in 2014, working with the Choice Scholarship Program and assisting with office responsibilities.  She enjoys serving in the church nursery and ministering alongside her husband, who is an adult Sunday school teacher and deacon.  Peggy and Ted have four children, Isaac, Aaron, Elizabeth and Sarah.

 

Kim Shadday, TurningPointe Ministry
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Kim Shadday serves as a Biblical Counselor for women and young ladies in the Turning Point Counseling Ministry. She grew up in Northern Indiana and attended a Fundamental Bible teaching church and was saved at a young age at home. After graduating from High School, she moved to Indianapolis and attended IUPUI. She received a Bachelor degree in Social Work in 1995.

She and her husband, Shawn, were married and became members at Eagledale Baptist Church in 1995. Kim stayed at home to raise their two sons, Bryce and Austyn, and was led by the Lord to pursue a ministry in counseling once their children were both in school. After almost two years of training she received her certification for Biblical Counseling from ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors), formerly known as NANC, in April 2011.

Shawn serves on the deacon board and also serves as Treasurer. Shawn is the director of the CHAMPS ministry.

Bryce and Austyn attend Crosspointe Christian Academy.

Weekly Schedule

Sunday

Sunday School (Infants - HS) - 9:30am
Adult Bible Studies - 9:30 am
Morning Worship - 10:45am   
Choir Practice - 4:30pm
Evening Service - 6pm

Wednesday

Prayer Meeting - 7pm
Children's Program - 7pm

Friday

Reformer’s Unanimous - 7pm

Saturday

Visitation - 10am