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Visit our new website: John Dees

Senior Pastor

John became Senior Pastor of CrossPointe Church in August 2002. Pastoring for over 20 years, he has served in two Huntsville churches and one church in Farmville, AL. John earned a Master in Religious Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Before that he attended Auburn University between 1972-1975 on a football scholarship, where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Secondary Education. Early in his career, John worked as the North Alabama Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He enjoys serving as chaplain of the Bob Jones High School football team. John and his wife Nancy have two adult children – Kelli and Jason, and one granddaughter and one grandson. For a brief period Kelli was a missionary in Spain, and is teaching English as a second language in Tennessee. Jason pastors a church in Birmingham, Alabama.


Ed Hughes



Mike Nevin


Mike Nevin has attended CrossPointe Church since 2005 and now serves as one of the Elders. He is retired from the US Army having served as an engineer and infantry officer and being qualified as an aviator. His passion is to serve our Lord Jesus Christ in international missions. He’s made numerous trips to Central America, Haiti, Africa, and Romania to serve God's people and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In addition to working to bring safe drinking water to those who don't have it, he is very active in a “village transformation” in Campion, Haiti where CrossPointe has partnered with the Smyrna Evangelical Church to help people in desperate need of the Gospel and to meet their physical needs. He wants to be instrumental in the church achieving its vision of “developing devoted disciple of Jesus Christ, by loving God, loving others and serving the world”.


Rex Looney

Worship Pastor

Rex grew up in Hartselle, AL and has been serving churches in Louisiana and Alabama since 1981. In 2005, Rex began using his giftedness at CrossPointe Church as Minister of Music. Recognized as a talented, yet humble musician, Rex receives many requests to sing, play his guitar, and lead others in worship. Rex and his wife Mitzi have three children – Kyle, Katherine, and Sarah Beth. Rex has one granddaughter. Rex enjoys Alabama football, playing golf, basketball, hunting, and riding ATVS.

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Vince Stiffler

Adult Education Pastor

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Jess Ahrens

Children's Ministry

Jess joined the Children’s Ministry Team in December of 2011. She was a high school math teacher for four years before becoming a full-time homemaker. She then worked as the assistant to the Children’s Pastor at South Potomac Church in Maryland. Jess has two beautiful girls, Megan and Ashley, and a husband she thanks God for every day. She loves hiking, swimming, scrapbooking, playing games, and competing in triathlons.

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Missy Westmoreland

Children's Ministry

Missy Westmoreland and her family have attended CrossPointe Church since moving to Alabama in 2006. She is married to the love of her life, Shawn and together they have 4 boys and 1 grandson. She worked as a preschool teacher for First Baptist Church of Niceville, FL for over 2 years. She ran a licensed home daycare for 4 1/2 years before joining CrossPointe. She has been with CrossPointe since 2013 and continues to fulfill her passion of serving children and their families as part of the Children’s Ministry Team and Mother’s Morning Out Director. She is a Roll Tide fan through and through, and loves camping with her family, yard work, bike riding and “little people”.

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Randa Harvey

Children's Ministry

Randa Harvey began working as part of the Children's Ministry Team in 2011. Randa is married to Paul Harvey. They have three boys, Matthew, Jonathan, and Ryan. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, biking, reading and family time.

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Mark Cooper

Facilities Manager

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Russell Winfield

Media Director


Anna Dieckilman

Wedding Coordinator

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Margaret Darnell

Senior Pastor Admin

Margaret Darnell joined CrossPointe Church staff as the Senior Pastor's Administrative Assistant in February 2015. Margaret is married to Michael Darnell. They have four children: Cate, David, Amanda, and Daniel. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, playing piano, guitar, boating, gardening, exercising, and reading.

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Renee Helms

Student Ministry Assistant

Renee began working as the Student Ministry Assistant in August 2014. Renee was the Senior Pastor’s Administrative Assistant from May 2010-August 2014. Renee and her husband Alan have two children. Renee enjoys Alabama football, music, and spending time with her family.

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Kim Beasley

Adult Education Admin

Kim Beasley joined CrossPointe Church staff in September 2014. Kim is married to Brett Beasley. They have three children: Lawson, Jackson, and Mary Elizabeth. Kim enjoys music, sports, gardening, and boating.

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Tami Jacobsen

Financial Admin

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Shelley Borucki

Publication Admin and Worship Pastor Assistant

Shelley Borucki joined the CrossPointe Church staff in December 2013. She has one daughter, Kara. Shelley enjoys walking and hiking.

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