Meet Our Pastor

Rev. Jay W. VanHorn came to Cross Road Baptist Church to serve as our Pastor on June 5, 2011. Born and raised in the Painted Post/Corning New York area, he came to Christ in 1974 and four years later gave his life completely over to Him, finding peace, joy and acceptance in the Lord. Rev. VanHorn began his Theological training in 1985 and found his ordination recognized by the American Baptist Church in 1998. He comes to CRBC after serving congregations from Boston, MA to SW Louisiana. In his years of ministry, Pastor Jay has lectured extensively in the areas of religious cult groups and New Age ideologies. An evangelist at heart, Pastor Jay has served as the main speaker for many Revival series and Church Growth conferences.

Pastor Jay lives in Bangor, PA with his wife, Larissa and their world famous cat "Paulie.” Larissa was born in Santo Domingo of the Dominican Republic where she ministered widely with various mission efforts and music ministries.

After a lengthy search, the CRBC members unanimously called Pastor Jay as their new Pastor in April of 2011.