Meet the Staff

Brandon Stanley

Senior Pastor


Twitter: @PastorBStanley

Brandon has been the pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church since December 10, 2006. He and his wife Stephenee have two sons, Stephen (married to Anna Stanley) and Caleb. Brandon graduated from Landmark Christian High School in 1991, graduated from Atlanta Christian College in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies, and graduated from Luther Rice Seminary in 2013 with a Masters Degree in Leadership. His past experience with churches over the years include: youth pastor, church planter and associate pastor.

Edward Wilkerson

Associate Pastor/Discipleship Pastor/Worship Coordinator


FB: edward.wilkerson1

Edward joined the Crossroads staff as Youth Pastor in July, 2007. Edward and his wife Casey have been married since 1994 and they have two daughters Sydney, born in 1999 and Izzy, born in 2011. Edward graduated from Atlanta Christian College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies, and was ordained as a Southern Baptist Minister in 2000 at River’s Edge Community Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. He and Casey have been in Ministry since 1994. Edward has been serving as our Worship Coordinator on Sunday mornings since April, 2010, and our Discipleship Pastor since June, 2017.

John Thornton, Jr.

Children's Pastor/Church Administrator


John has been the Minister of Children of Crossroads Baptist Church since July 2007. John has served as our Children's Pastor since 2007 and he has served as our Church Administrator since 2012. John is married to Kelly and they have two daughters.

Micah Lacey

Youth Pastor


Micah began serving Crossroads as Youth Pastor in June of 2017. He graduated the University of Georgia in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education.

Brad Harper

College-Age Pastor


Brad has been serving Crossroads as College-age Pastor since 2011. He is married to Wendy Harper and has 3 girls.

Rusty Garrison

Pastor of Missions


Rusty has been our Pastor of Missions since July of 2012. He and his wife, Sue, have been married since 1982 and they have three daughters: Tressa, Heather Coker (married to Brandon Coker) and Kaitlyn. Rusty graduated from the University of Georgia in 1981 with a BS degree, then graduated from the University of Georgia in 1983 with his Master’s in Wildlife Biology.

Rusty and his family served as missionaries on board the OM ship Doulos from 2001-2007. Both he and his wife Sue are trained Precept Leaders and have a passion for teaching God’s Word through the inductive Bible study method. They have served at Crossroads as teachers and life group leaders since 2008. Rusty leads numerous mission trips each year with a current focus in Haiti training 36 pastors in the Bible Center Training for Pastors program.