biblical Elder Leadership at CrossPointe

The character and effectiveness of any church is directly related to the quality of its leadership. That’s why Scripture stresses the importance of godly overseers and delineates specific standards for evaluating those who would serve in that position. At Cross Pointe Community Church, we are committed to the pattern established in the New Testament, and we thank the Lord for the qualified, able men who provide pastoral and administrative oversight to our church family. The consistent pattern throughout the New Testament is that each local body of believers is shepherded by a plurality of God-ordained elders. Simply stated, this is the only pattern for church leadership given in the New Testament. Nowhere in Scripture does one find a local assembly ruled by majority opinion or by a single pastor.


Jesus promised to build his church (Matthew 16:18) and established Himself as its foundation (1 Corinthians 3:11). In Ephesians 4:8–11, the apostle Paul writes that church leaders are God’s agents in building the church as they equip the saints for the work of the ministry. Our church has been blessed with godly elders who shepherd us willingly, eagerly, and humbly.  Please take a moment to become familiar with our current CPCC Church elders, along with their primary areas of service. If you have any questions for our Elders, feel free to reach out and email them or call the church office to speak with them.  You can contact the church office at 530-221-4871.



  • andrew scott

    ELDER/pastor - PREACHING AND TEACHING

    Pastor Andrew was raised in Denver and Hannah in Pennsylvania.  They met at college in Wisconsin where they both played soccer.  Andrew and Hannah have been married for 17 years and have been in full time ministry since 2002.  They have 5 children.  Andrew graduated in May 2014 with his Master of Divinity from Faith Bible College and Theological Seminary and in May 2018 with his Doctorate of Christian Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Andrew was called as a Preaching Elder in 2019.


    ascott@cpccredding.org

     

  • Ton Saechao

    ELDER/pastor - MIEN CHURCH

    Pastor Ton and his family are delighted that the Lord has called them to serve the Mien at CrossPointe Mien Baptist Church since 2001. Pastor Ton is a graduate of Liberty University (B.A.) and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A.R.;M.Div.). He strives to walk worthy of his calling as well as be a godly husband and father. Pastor Ton's desire is to see Mien Christians develop a healthy relationship with God and with their fellow members so that others may see and glorify our Heavenly Father. Pastor Ton's mission is to equip and empower the Mien to do the work of the ministry. The mission of CrossPointe Mien Baptist Church is to know, to love, and to follow God.


    mienpastor@cpccredding.org

  • JIM WESLEY

    ELDER/pastor-chaplain - OPERATIONS AND VISITATION

    Chaplain Jim joined the CrossPointe Staff in July of 2016.  Jim grew up in Orange County, CA.  He attended Biola University in La Mirada, CA.  He became an ordained Chaplain in 2010.  In 1984 he and his wife, Diane moved to Auburn, CA where they lived with their two daughters for 32 years.  While living in Auburn he served as the part-time Youth Minister for 20 years while working full-time jobs.  Jim and Diane moved to Redding to be closer to his daughters, sons-in-law, and his three precious grandchildren.  His hobbies include boating, bicycling, golf and most importantly playing with his grandchildren. Jim was called as an Elder in 2017.


    jim@cpccredding.org


  • CHUCK MELLEN

    ELDER/pastor - TEACHING,  ADMINISTRATION,  AND COUNSELING

    Pastor Chuck has been a member of CrossPointe since 2016. He graduated from Christian Heritage College in 1983, majoring in Counseling, after 4 years in the Navy in San Diego. Chuck married Linda (Beck) in 1981 and, after further schooling, rejoined the Navy.  After retiring from the Navy, he has been working on his Master's degree in Biblical Counseling and also working through the Counseling and Discipleship Training offered through the ACBC program.  He is the church administrator, which includes the managing of the church finances. He also volunteers his time teaching. He is available for counseling / discipleship as the need arises. Chuck was called as an Elder in 2017.


    chuck@cpccredding.org

  • MIKE WOODS

    ELDER/pastor -  TEAM MINISTRY, SUNDAY SCHOOL  AND BIBLE STUDY TEACHER

    Mike has been a member of CrossPointe since 2006. Mike married his wife Deneen in 1987 and has two adult children, Danielle and Michael Jr. Mike graduated from the University of San Francisco in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Behavior.  Mike completed the Biblical Eldership School of the Shepherds and is currently enrolled in The master's Seminary, Institute for Church Leadership Certification Program. Mike honorably retired after a 30 year career as a police officer in 2016.  Mike has served the Lord and this church as a Deacon, Men's Ministry Leader, AWANA Leader, Sunday School and Bible Study Teacher. Mike came on as the Team Ministry Director in 2016 and was called as an Elder in 2018.  

     

    mdwoods@cpccredding.org

  • MIKE GLASSBURN

    ELDER/pastor - YOUTH MINISTRY

    Mike was born and raised in Redding. He was saved at North Valley/CrossPointe at age 07. Mike married his wife Kelly in 1986. Mike and Kelly have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. In the past, Mike and Kelly have served in the NVBC Bus Ministry, and as an AWANA Leaders. Mike graduated from Shasta Bible College in 2005 and licensed to preach that same year. Mike has worked as an assistant pastor, while owning his own electrical business. Mike was called as an Elder at CrossPointe in 2018.


    mikeg@cpccredding.org