Dr. MAtthew morton
Dr. Matthew Morton
On August 8th, 2022, Dr. Morton took office as Cross Fellowship Church's 6th Lead Pastor.
Matthew was born and raised in Colorado Springs. Matthew has been serving students since 2000 and has served at Cross Fellowship since 2005. He and his beautiful bride Trisha have a son and daughter. He enjoys the outdoors, the Broncos, and the never ending Ultimate Frisbee games with his students. Matthew has a Masters of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and has received his doctoral degree from Gateway Seminary.
Executive Pastor, Worship Pastor
Executive pastor, worship pastor
Travis grew up in Moore, OK and graduated from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS in 2003 with a degree in Music Education and was part of Leadership Southwestern, one of the prevailing leadership development programs in the nation. He met his wife on campus at Southwestern and they’ve been married since 2004. They have two beautiful/ornery daughters - Liv and Jayne. Travis is passionate about leading others in authentic, Christ-focused worship, pastoring people and developing leaders. He has served in full-time ministry for nearly two decades. In his spare time you can find Travis hanging out with his family or playing tennis.
If you are interested in joining one of our worship teams or choir and orchestra please contact him at email@example.com
Jeff is a graduate of Gateway Seminary and has had the privilege to serve as a pastor in several different areas. He loves going on mission trips and spending time with people no matter what their age. Jeff has been in Colorado since he was two, but the rest of the family (all Colorado natives) make sure he knows that doesn’t count as being a “Colorado Native”. His favorite things are spending time with the family, fishing and playing with the dogs. He is passionate about walking with people as the walk with the Lord.
Pastor Jeff works with the Children and Senior ministries, primarily at the Black Forest Campus.
Campus Pastor, Palmer Park
Campus Pastor, Palmer Park
Bill grew up in Kansas. He graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a major in Christian Ministry and minor in music. He met his wife Kelly at SBU while marching in the band. Bill has served in various church staff roles including worship, youth ministry, college ministry, and was a discipleship pastor in Missouri, Kansas, as well as in Washington State. Bill has been part of Cross Fellowship since 2005 where he has served in several interim and volunteer positions. He has been the director of the Baptist Student Union at the United States Air Force Academy for 16 years. He was voted in as the Campus Pastor for Palmer Park in May of 2022. Bill has four grown children Morgan (Landon), Mollie (Tyler), Matthew (Caroline), and Madison. He has 3 grandsons – Spencer, Grayson, and Jonas. He loves anything on 2 wheels.
Student Pastor, Black Forest
Paden is a native of Oklahoma graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University, where he met his beautiful wife, Brooke. Paden began his adventure at Cross Fellowship in 2018. He and his amazing wife have an adorable, energetic toddler named Ander Judah, and continue to extend their love to the foster kiddos that come through their home. Paden is passionate about wrestling with his toddler, coffee dates with his wife, admiring art and design, playing board games with anyone, and riding doorless in his Jeep with his dog. Paden received his Master’s of Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. Paden is truly passionate about seeing students truly grasp the calling to “GO,” no matter where they are at.
Student Pastor, Palmer Park
Mason is originally from Texas, however, he moved here with his family when he was only 1 year old, so he is practically a Colorado native. His passions include skiing, football, playing guitar, and enjoying everything the mountains of Colorado have to offer. Mason has a passion for guiding youth students to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and equipping them to go out and reach the lost with the Gospel. Currently, he is pursuing a degree of psychology with an emphasis in biblical studies from Colorado Christian University. Upon graduating from Colorado Christian University, Mason will enter seminary to continue his pastoral pursuits.
Mason leads the student ministry at the Palmer Park Campus.
Bill was raised in Southern California, moved to Colorado Springs by way of the Army. Bill retired from the Army in 2012 after 22 years of service and multiple deployments. He holds a Bachelor of Biblical Studies from Colorado Christian University, Master of Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. Bill became our Military Outreach Pastor in 2021 after completing our Pastoral Residency Program. Bill attends our Palmer Park campus and leads a men’s Bible study, as well as our resident Reboot Combat Trauma leader. Bill’s passion is to reach those that are struggling to find their identity post-combat, post-retirement, in Christ with a Christ centered healing.
David was born and raised in Bristol, Tennessee and moved to Colorado Springs in 2017 after a 24-year career in the United States Air Force. He holds a Master's of Divinity from Liberty University and upon completing our Pastoral Residency program, he became our Missions Pastor in 2021. Pastor David and his family attend our Palmer Park Campus where he also serves as Associate Campus Pastor and Life Group leader. David is passionate about reaching the least-reached people groups with the life changing gospel of Jesus Christ.
As an avid outdoorsman, David can often be found fly fishing on our local lakes and streams.
Minister of Support Staff, Preschool Director, Palmer Park
Kelly grew up in Colorado Springs. After graduating from Southwest Baptist University she married Bill. After stops in Missouri, Kansas and Washington she moved home to Colorado in 2005 when they joined Cross Fellowship. She and Bill have four kids that keep them busy, Morgan, Mollie, Matthew and Maddie. She loves being the hands of Jesus whether it is through Vacation Bible School, serving meals, mission trips or holding babies in the nursery.
Creative Content Director
Tiffany was born and raised right here in Colorado Springs, graduating from Vista Ridge High School in 2014. She attended Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, graduating in 2018 with a bachelors of Fine Arts in Digital Design. She has been on staff with Cross Fellowship since March of 2021. Tiffany and her husband, Dustin, just got married in September of 2022, and live with their dog Nala and cat Texas. Tiffany is passionate about dogs, coffee, art and design and spending quality time with her family and friends. In her free time she enjoys drawing, game nights with her friends, and doing anything with her pup. Tiffany is active in Cross Fellowship’s young adult ministry, and also has a passion for Vacation Bible School.
Ministry Assistant, Black Forest
Jordan grew up in Colorado Springs until she was 9 years old and then moved to Kansas until she was 18. She attended Ozark Christian College where she studied for a year and then moved to Colorado in April of 2019, and has been coming to Cross Fellowship Church ever since. She has been on staff at Cross Fellowship since January 2021, first as the Preschool Director at Palmer Park before transitioning to one of our ministry assistants in June of 2021. She loves spending time with her family and is very creative.
Ministry Assistant, Palmer Park
Abby her husband Nathan started attending Cross Fellowship Church in late 2020, and joined the staff in May 2021. Abby has a Bachelors in English from Grand Canyon University online and graduated in May 2023. Abby and her husband just welcomed their first child, Jesse, and have one dog, Lilo, which keeps them busy. Abby is passionate about helping in every area around the church from getting everything ready for Sunday mornings to teaching in the Cubbies. When she isn’t at church serving, Abby enjoys hanging out with friends and family over a good meal or coffee or being outside.
Dr. Bob Bender
Dr. Bob Bender
Dr. Bob Bender is our Pastor Emeritus, having served as Cross Fellowships Lead Pastor for 19 years. He will be on Sabbatical this fall, enjoying this new season in life with his family.
Bob and his wife, and greatest supporter, Beverly, are living the dream with three married children and eleven grandchildren all residing in Colorado Springs. This Oklahoma native has been in ministry since graduating from high school. He has two degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas and is an adjunct professor for Gateway Seminary with classes you can take at the Black Forest Campus.
Children's Director, Black Forest
Children's Director, Black Forest
Kim moved back to Colorado in 2013 after living in Idaho and Washington area for 11 years. Her husband, Travis and her joined Cross Fellowship church in 2014. Kim and Travis have been married since 1998, and have two boys, Tanner and Chase. Kim spent most of her career as an elementary teacher. She loves to read, garden, cook and spending time with family. She has a passion to build relationships with children through lots of love and laughter, while helping them to build a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Kim can be found in the Children’s area at the Black Forest Campus.
Angi and her husband, Hank, moved to Colorado in 2019. They began attending Cross Fellowship Church shortly after their arrival, and Angi joined the staff in September of that year. One of her favorite sayings is “Home is where God sends us” and Colorado Springs has definitely become home! They have two adult daughters, Kirstin and Micah, two sons-in-laws, Wes and Derek, and one sweet, rambunctious grandson, Trapper.
Angi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, sipping a good cup of coffee, and serving in Cubbies and the preschool ministry at Palmer Park.
Minister of Member Care & Women's Minister
Minister of Member Care
Jen moved to Colorado Springs in the Fall of 2000 and started worshiping at CFC in the Summer of 2005. She is married to her fun-loving husband, Don, and they have two children, Courtney and JD. She really enjoys game nights, coffee dates, and scrapbooking. Her desire for Cross Fellowship Church is to love people well. That we might be the hands and feet of Jesus in a tangible way to those who come through our doors seeking Him. In light of that, her heart is to reach out to those attending and inquire about any needs, coordinate any care, prayer, and encouragement, and help facilitate the next step in your walk with Christ. Questions? Needs? Prayer? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minister of Technology/
Young Adult Minister
Minister of Technology/Young Adult Minister
It is my hope and desire that Cross Fellowship Church can minister well to those in the community through our technological assets. I am passionate about ministering in the background and working diligently to provide the best user experience. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding anything
tech-related, please contact me.
Along with tech, I am passionate about sharing Jesus and doing life with young adults. I am honored to serve the young people of our church through discipleship, evangelism, and fellowship, and it is my prayer that I can point them one step closer to Jesus. Love God, love people.