Pastor John Mackall and Michelle Mackall

I have been a follower of Jesus since age 25, and I don’t see that ever changing. I have been blessed with an incredible wife, Michelle, and four awesome children, John, Kyle, Rachel, and Tim. God and my family are my first loves; but I also love football, fishing, biking, swimming, competing in triathlons, skiing, and almost anything outdoors. I desperately want to see others have a relationship with Jesus their creator. And God’s Word still thrills me!

Associate Pastor Matt Kinsey – Family Ministry

It’s great to meet you! I am a lover of Jesus and people. I have been in full time church ministry since 2014 and currently serving here at CrossLife as the Family Ministries Pastor. Before that I have been in public service since I was 17. Starting with the U.S. Coast Guard and retiring from Baltimore City Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. I am married to Erica. Together we have five children; Abigail, Madison, Emma, Jameson and Charlotte.

Carol McGinnis – Administrative Assistant

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I have lived in Maryland since 1974 and fulfilled a successful career as a special education teacher with Prince George’s County Public Schools. After retiring in 2015, I was looking for where God was leading me. And, as He so often does, the opportunity to serve as a part-time Administrative Assistant position at CrossLife became available. I just had to take it and did so, with the support and encouragement of my husband, Chuck.

Patricia Vaughn – Praise Team Ministry Leader

I am grateful to God for transforming my life and opening my eyes and heart to receive the gift of salvation. I’m a new resident of Maryland-hailing from Chicago. I’m grateful that the Lord answered my prayers for a church home here. I feel right at home with my CrossLife Family. I was naturally inclined towards the music ministry, because I have always loved music and singing. I am a freelance travel and spa writer and reviewer. My career background is as a legal professional, but my life’s profession is as an ambassador for Christ. To God be the glory!

Melinda Hamilton – Audio Visual Team Ministry Leader

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I never thought I’d share a title with Paul of Tarsus; nevertheless here I am today, a “servant of Christ, Jesus” (Rom 1). My passion is serving and my gifting is music. I’ve shared both passions at CrossLife Community Church since its beginning. God willing, I will continue to proclaim the Gospel through music and service for the rest of my days — even into eternity!

Joshua Taylor – Audio Visual Tech / Web Tech

I’ve been at CrossLife as an Audio Visual technician for 4 years now. It’s been great using my talents to serve God and the community! Recently I’ve taken on role as web tech so stay tuned for changes in the future!

Matt Kinsey – CLYMB Youth Ministry Leader

Melissa Brent – Nursery/Preschool Lead

Melissa works as a 5th grade teacher in the Baltimore City School District. She has a loving heart and a passion for working with young children. She brings a lot to our table with a wealth of love and caring.

Sonya Hardman – Kid Connection


Pastor’s Council

The Pastors Council is one of two leadership groups that help guide the church. This team of people is charged with praying for the church, monitoring the spiritual health of the church, accountability for and of the pastor, guidance, leadership, and direction to the church.

Pastor John Mackall, Larry Eastman, Doug Smith, Melinda Hamilton, Patricia Vaughn, Tim Hardman, and James Cook.

Board of Trustees

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The Board of Trustees oversees the financial integrity of the church; as well as physical assets, legal matters, and the budgeting process.

Pastor John, Sharon Smith, Sonja Hardman, Helen Eastman, Mark Taylor