Executive Pastor

About the Organization: 

Crossroads Community Church started as a small group Bible study in the Santa Clarita Valley during the summer of 2006. The first formal church services were held on Sunday, September 10, 2006, at West Ranch High School. Crossroads moved into the Stanford Business Park on Sunday, June 22, 2008, and has since added North, West, and South Campuses inside the current business park and a community center on Sunday mornings. This temporary arrangement will end in December 2017 when their new 60,000 square foot building is ready. 

Pastor Todd has spent more time on the other side of the pulpit than behind it. Earning a BS in business administration, he was in secular business for 15 years in corporate marketing. In 2003, the Lord graciously called him into vocational ministry. After graduating from Talbot Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in Theology in 2005, he planted Crossroads Community Church in 2006. His prayer has always been to plant and pastor the same church for the remaining years that God allows. He is passionately committed to teaching through the Scriptures systematically in order to give every person a clear understanding of the nature and character of God. In addition to pastoring, he teaches at The Master’s University as an adjunct professor. Pastor Todd loves to hang out with his family, vacationing where God lives (Maui) and watching God’s team (the Denver Broncos).

Due to its growth, for the past several years, Crossroads has been looking for a larger, permanent location for our church. Though it has been problematic to locate a building that would have adequate restrooms, parking, and square footage to house our current and future congregation, God has provided.

In August 2016, Crossroads purchased its permanent home at 25300 Rye Canyon Road. Crossroads will relocate our church in December 2017. Our plan is to move our church after we modify the building for church offices, meeting rooms for children, youth, and adults, and a 1000-seat worship center. GOD CONTINUES TO WRITE THE STORY OF CROSSROADS.

Snapshot: 

Size: 1449

Denomination: None 

Location: Valencia / Santa Clarita, CA

About the Position: 

The Executive Pastor at Crossroads Community Church will be a man who wears both operational and leadership hats and combines them seamlessly. He will have oversight of church operations, including facilities, Human Resources, IT, and Finance. He will also have Ministry Leadership oversight, leading staff, giving direction and guidance to ministry strategy and acting as the “right hand” to the Senior Pastor. He will meet the Biblical qualifications of an elder and attend all elder meetings serving as a non-voting Pastor.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a background in business administration and a heart for ministry with some experience working in the church world. Someone who comes from a combination of both of these worlds would thrive in this position.

What We Are Searching For / Qualifications: 

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Executive Pastor:

Education

An undergraduate degree in business, a ministry related field or a similar related focus is required. A seminary degree is highly preferred.

Experience

5-10 years of experience in business, ministry or a combination of both with extensive and proven leadership is required.

Personal Characteristics

The ideal candidate for the Executive Pastor at Crossroads Community Church is someone who is: 

  • Contagious love for Christ, His church and His word.
  • A builder, creatively driven, and both missionally and administratively minded.
  • Committed to excellence and best practices in business.
  • A high-octane proven performer who wants to kick a dent in eternity
  • A confident leader who also carries a dose of humility and authenticity
  • Entrepreneurial and progress-oriented.
  • A man who is just as excited on Sunday nights to start leading Monday morning as the Senior Pastor is excited on Saturday nights to preach on Sunday morning.
  • Highly disciplined work ethic and thick skin
  • Self-starter and result-oriented contributor.
  • Exemplify a strong commitment to family values.
  • A leader who can gather people around a vision to build ministry.
  • A genuine love for Christ and a regular prayer/devotional life.
  • A commitment to continual growth in personal spiritual and emotional maturity.
  • An attitude of love and grace toward people.
  • A life and heart that is congruent with the mission, vision, and values of Crossroads Community Church.
  • Strong relational and team building skills, particularly as it pertains to members of the staff management team and staff of Crossroads Community Church.
  • A commitment to using wisdom and discernment before making decisions.
  • Does hard things first and takes time to follow up.
  • A natural sense to what to do in ministry and knows why they do it.

About the Location: 

Santa Clarita Valley

The valley is home to some 250,000 people and there is a reason that Santa Clarita is called “Awesome Town.” An hour to the beach or to the mountains and minutes to Los Angeles and Orange County is just one reason for the name. Santa Clarita is the place for connecting, engaging, and enjoying outdoor fun. Get active at parks and open spaces or start a family adventure on the community trails, bridges, and over 30 miles of walking paths. For a day out and about on the town, Valencia Town Center and The Patios have the shopping, dining, and social destinations that you crave. Six Flags Magic Mountain is right in the middle of the valley and provides a great destination spot for families.

In Santa Clarita, education is a top priority, and they have the National Blue Ribbons to prove it. From the very beginning, the community made a commitment to create an outstanding educational system in partnership with the local school districts, and they’re proud of their success in building some of the highest quality public schools in California. College of the Canyons is a distinguished college that now offers California State four-year degrees. Cal Arts develops some of the world’s greatest artists right in this town. The Masters University and Seminary are in the backyard of this valley and provides a world-class Christian education.

Both the individual achievements of the students and the overall performance of our town’s schools are evidence of Santa Clarita’s continuing commitment to quality education.

If you consider yourself to be an outdoorsy type of person, or, even if you just like to get out for some fresh air and exercise, then Santa Clarita is calling your name. Here, every neighborhood has been planned to have its own comprehensive recreation center, and there are tons of great clubs to participate in.

Just in the township of Valencia, it is home to 24 community parks, the first Tournament Players Club golf course in California, over 30 miles of connected pathways and trails, fantastic local fitness centers, and more! Santa Clarita has enough recreational opportunities to keep even the most enthusiastic sports and fitness fanatics happy.

Each of the Santa Clarita townships has their own distinctive attitude and offers a wide selection of new homes from townhomes to single-family residences. With beautiful new residences by Lennar, D.R. Horton and Beazer Homes, Santa Clarita presents exceptional new home communities to choose from in a range of prices.