• eric & kelly dykstra

    senior pastors

    Eric & Kelly Dykstra are Senior Pastors of The Crossing Church, and they preach at our Elk River, St Paul, and Online locations. They have been married more than 20 years and have three awesome kiddos and one amazing daughter-in-law. They are passionate about seeing broken people far from God come to know the amazing grace of Jesus. God has gifted them both with dynamic preaching and leadership styles, empowering them to share the truth of Christ with a wide demographic of people. Click here to see a list of books Pastor Eric has written. Find books written by Pastor Kelly here.

  • silas & becky austin

    st cloud pm lead pastors

    Silas and Becky Austin have two amazing kiddos - Ryatt and Sydney. They are gifted with the ability to connect with people and make them feel welcome, and are on a mission to make St Cloud the hardest place to go to hell from!

  • reuben & susie deisch

    elk river location pastors

    Reuben & Susie Deisch are parents to Ayden, Makayla, and one adorable Boxer named Rocky. One of Pastor Reuben's favorite things in the world is helping people go public with their faith through baptism.

  • JASON & TRACY KEECH

    zimmerman & milaca lead pastors

    Jason and Tracy Keech have been married since 1997. Tracy is also the Communications Director/Graphic Designer for The Crossing. They've got two amazing kids - one in college (Connor) and one in high school (Maddy) and one very spoiled black lab named Molly. These two truly enjoy the opportunity to share God's grace, love, and hope with everyone they meet. They wrote a 30-Day He Said/She Said Devotional for Couples called Happy Marriage lol in February 2018, available on Amazon and Kindle.

  • BEN & ANA SAFFRIN

    st michael & minneapolis lead pastors

    Ben and Ana Saffrin have been a part of The Crossing since the early days. Both have a talent for music as well as sharing the gospel. They met while serving at church and were later married, and they now have two adorable kiddos (Macey and Jack).

  • KEVIN & ANNIE WILSON

    St Cloud AM & Becker lead pastors

    Kevin and Annie Wilson have three awesome kids - Ethan, Kaden, and Jayci (who is currently dancing with Jesus). Kevin's preaching style is passionate, truthful, hilarious, and dynamic, and his life experiences allow him to bring the hope of the gospel in a unique and powerful way. Pastor Kevin is also the teaching pastor for the St Cloud PM location.

We are blessed to learn from and partner

with like-minded pastors across the nation and the world. 

Here is what a few of our pastor friends have to say...

"Pastors Eric & Kelly Dykstra are the real deal. They and their church ministry are a world-class example of a what spiritually healthy, biblically balanced church looks like."

- Pastor Bil Cornelius, Church Unlimited, Corpus Christi, TX, Crossing Board Member


"Pastors Eric & Kelly Dykstra are two incredible pastors that I and our church stand behind wholeheartedly! They are both people of integrity with a deep love and passion for Jesus Christ. I have personally been to The Crossing Church, and I have not seen a more passionate group of people working together to reach and help broken people in my lifetime. This amazing passion is direct result of the leadership and commitment of Pastors Eric and Kelly! I am honored to call them my friends!"  

- Pastor Brad White, LifePoint Church, Tampa, FL, Crossing Board Member


"Pastors Eric & Kelly are amazing leaders of one of the premier churches in America. Their creativity & integrity are inspirational to the Body of Christ today!”  

- Pastor Ed Young, Fellowship Church, Grapevine, TX


"I have had the joy of knowing Pastors Eric & Kelly Dykstra for some time now, and they are amazing leaders. They love the Lord and lead a rock solid church built upon the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. I grew up in Minnesota, and I am so thankful that a church like The Crossing exists in my home state. It's the kind of church where I know my family would feel welcomed, hear a passionate presentation of the gospel, and meet Christ. They are making an incredible Kingdom impact; and the best part is they’re only getting started."

- Pastor Larry Brey, Connections Pastor, Elevation Church, Matthews, NC