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Gene Oden
Lead Pastor/Elder 

A skilled leader and inspiring preacher, Gene teaches biblically-based messages with a keen awareness of the need for cultural relevance and practical application.

Gene Oden is the founding pastor of Crossroads and has served as Lead Pastor since February of 2008.  No stranger to ministry, Gene has served continuously in church leadership for more than 23 years, much of it while while working full time in the business world.   For over five years in the 1990's Gene served as Worship Leader for Agape Life Church in Arvada, Colorado. Moving to Enterprise, Alabama in 1997, Gene served as Worship Leader for Extreme Youth Ministries at Glory to Him Fellowship for three and a half years. Beginning in 2001, Gene served on staff at Cornerstone Church in Dothan, Alabama for over six years as Minister of Music, and for three years as Youth Pastor in The Loft, Cornerstone's student ministry.

Gene and Leslie Oden have been married 32 years and have lived in Enterprise for 17 years. Together they have four grown children. 

Jennifer Parker
Worship Pastor

Jennifer graduated from Baptist College of Florida with a BA in Music Ministry.  With over 10 years experience as a worship leader, Jennifer's powerful and soulful vocals, combined with her expert musicianship, make each Sunday morning worship service a deeply moving experience.

With a heart for discipling young people, Jennifer also leads worship and teaches regularly in Crossroads youth group.

Jennifer and her husband Adam, a professional musician who serves regularly in the worship band, have three beautiful children, Alyssa, Judah, and Addie Rose.

Silas Brooks

Teaching Pastor/Elder 

A wonderful communicator, Silas Brooks has been at Crossroads since the first meeting and has served in a variety of positions including Youth Pastor.  

A thorough student of Scripture and culture, Silas Brooks not only participates weekly in series development and sermon preparation, but he also brings his unique and energetic style to the pulpit several times a year.

Chad & Jennifer Phillips              Leslie Oden
Youth Pastors                                Children's Director/Elder


Chad Phillips

DeWayne Carr

Leslie Oden
Women's Ministry

Rachel Williams
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