Our Director

Staff: Dr. John Jones: International Director of Mobilization Ministries.  He has been serving in missions since 1980 when he began reaching out to Bengali students on a major college campus.   Here are the highlights of John’s academic and mission background:

Education:

John graduated from the Univ. of Texas at Austin with a B.S. degree.  As a volunteer for the Navigator campus ministry, John developed a passion for missions early on.  His minor at UT was Middle Eastern studies.  Here he began developing a love for other cultures.

John went on to study at Dallas Theological Seminary where he obtained a Master of Theology, majoring in New Testament and early Greek literature.   In addition to this, he took as many courses as he could in the Missions department.

John graduated in June of 2013 with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Golden Gate Baptist Seminary.  His doctoral project related to equipping national believers in the 10/40 Window to have biblically healthier marriages.

Missions Experience:

John has had a broad range of experiences on the mission field.  From ministry to the Chinese (18 plus years) to outreach among Bengali Muslims or to developing national leadership, John has been on the move in missions his entire life.  In addition to this, he has had significant experience church planting in the USA (9 years). John lives in Asia and travels extensively throughout the 10/40 Window.

Publications:

Leitourgia: Christian Service, Collected Essays: A Festschrift for Joykutty M. George (contributed a chapter on elders in the church.)

John’s Family:

John has been married for 37 years to Jenny Killian of San Antonio (Alamo Heights), TX.  John has 3 children and five grandchildren.  All of his children know Christ and have a history of serving the Lord in various capacities.

The North American Ministry of CrossLife

Staff: Mr. Jim LeGault:  USA Director of CrossLife (as of March of 2014):  Jim, a graduate of Dallas Seminary (MABS), is in charge of the implementation of CrossLife’s vision to plant churches in North America.  Jim’s role is to present the most worthy church planting projects to the board for both final review and possible CrossLife sponsorship. Jim collaborates with our International Director in this process. Jim has one daughter in college and has been married for over 30 years to his wife Ann.  He has been involved as a lay person in various church plants in Houston (Katy/Bear Creek areas).  Of particular interest to Jim is both ethnic church planting and targeting some of the more neglected areas of the USA and Canada.  Jim has no interest in “reshuffling” already existing “sheep” nor attempting to replicate the current “pop models” that exist in church planting circles today (seeker, emerging etc.).