Our Staff

Rev. Michael Downs, Lead Pastor
 
Pastor Michael and his wonderful wife, Jenn and their three children moved here early in the summer of 2015. He was formally installed on July 12, 2015 as our Senior Pastor. We are very blessed to have found the Pastor that God has called here to Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene. We are looking forward to the vision and direction that God has given Pastor Michael for our church as we move into the future.
Pastor Michael has been in the ministry for over 25 years. His passion is to preach the Word of the Lord and create systems that help the entire church get involved in living out the Discipleship Process. 
Michael loves hiking, canoeing, ping pong, spending time with family and friends and as well as KU basketball, KC Royals and KC Chiefs.  Yes, he is originally from the MidWest. He is enjoying exploring the Delmarva Peninsula and eating wonderful foods here like Blue Crabs and Smith Island Cake.
Pastor Michael enjoys getting to know people’s stories and seeing lives transformed.  His favorite passages are: John 10:10, Proverbs 3:5-6, Romans 8:1-2, Romans 12, 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
 
You can contact Pastor Michael at pastormichaeldowns@gmail.com
Rev. Jared Willemin, Pastor to Children & Families
 
Pastor Jared and his wife Denise moved to Salisbury in 2010. He came on staff at the church in 2012. Jared first felt a call to ministry when he was in junior high. He attended Eastern Nazarene College where he received his B.A. in Religion. After graduation, Jared and Denise moved to Kansas City where Jared attended Nazarene Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Master in Divinity in 2007. While in Kansas City, Jared was the Youth Pastor at the Kansas City Urban Youth Center–a ministry offering urban youth Christian hope, community, and wholeness. Jared was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2010. He loves reading, tennis, ping-pong, and basketball. He is passionate about studying Scripture and theology and helping to make those relevant to the lives of others. Jared and Denise have a son named Bryson and a daughter named Hadley.
 
You can contact Pastor Jared at pastorjared@crosspointenaz.org
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Pastor Stephen Hause

Stephen Hause, Pastor of R.E.A.C.H. Ministries
 
Pastor Stephen was born in a pastor’s home. Seeing the gospel lived out before him everyday caused Stephen to ask more and more questions until at the age of five he accepted Christ into his heart. Stephen felt the call to ministry in middle school, but was not sure where the Lord wanted him to serve. It wasn’t until he fell in love with his high school sweetheart, Debbie, and got married that he was introduced to the Deaf culture. The Deaf culture was a perfect fit for Stephen as he was immediately “at home”. Both Debbie and Stephen started their life in ministry preparation and Stephen has reached a major milestone this past May when he graduated from Nazarene Bible College. Stephen has served in the Deaf community for over a decade and has loved every minute of it! In January 2011, Stephen, Debbie and their sons, Christian and Andrew, moved from Kansas to Salisbury where he is Pastor to the Deaf at Cross Pointe. The Lord is working in wonderful ways and Stephen is seeing miracles daily as he serves a wonderful community in a church that truly has a heart for God’s people.
 
You can contact Pastor Stephen at pastorstephenhause@gmail.com
Gabe Wickstrum, Pastor of Worship & Media
 
God called Gabe, Jen, and their 3 kids to Salisbury in April of 2017. Gabe has loved serving as a worship leader in a part time role for almost 15 years and now God has given him the opportunity to put the full weight of his person into this pursuit.  He loves seeing the invisible qualities of God through nature and the Eastern Shore is a perfect place to see God’s craftsmanship on display.     
 
Right now 2 Corinthians 3:5 is on his heart and mind – “It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own.  Our qualification comes from God.  He has enabled us to be ministers of his new covenant.  This is a covenant not of written laws, but of the Spirit”.  God’s glory shines through each of us today!  
 
You can contact Pastor Gabe at pastorgabe@crosspointenaz.org