Meet Our Staff

  • Lead Pastor

    Wes Blackburn

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    Hometown: Bexley, Ohio (just east of Columbus)

    Married since: 2015


    Favorite Bible Verse: I feel it changes with each season of life, but currently I'm compelled by Acts 15:19: "It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it hard for the Gentiles who are turning to God." It's my hope and prayer to lead Crossbridge to be a community that is irresistible to those beginning their journey to re-connect with God.


    Favorite Pastime: Probably cooking. My other hobbies include working out and running, and I enjoy watching just about anything on ESPN, as well as playing golf. During college football season, I can be seen rooting embarrassingly hard for my Ohio State Buckeyes.

    Favorite Music: My favorite band is Death Cab for Cutie (especially The Photo Album). I also enjoy Copeland, Keane, and The Album Leaf. My guilty pleasure? Dashboard Confessional. (Judge away.)

    Favorite Books: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Life You Always Wanted and Know Doubt by John Ortberg, and The Thomas Factor by Gary Habermas. The guilty pleasure award in this category goes to The Hunger Games trilogy.

    Favorite Movies: The original Bourne trilogy (don't waste my time with the junky new ones!), Oceans 11, 12, and 13, The Italian Job, Michael Clayton, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Usual Suspects, Pay It Forward.

    Favorite place to eat: Anywhere I can sink my teeth into some great ribs and crispy french fries.

    Wes was Ordained in 2010 by the elders of Southwest Church and is a graduate of Cincinnati Christian University.

  • Crossbridge Kids Director

    Rachel Cook


    Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

    Married since: May 23, 2008

    Number of Children: 2

    Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 6:25-34

    Favorite Pastime: Hanging out with friends, watching TV/movies

    Favorite Music: Colbie Cailat, Kelly Clarkson, Paramore, Black Eyed Peas, B.O.B, Denver & the Mile High Orchestra, Watershed Worship, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber (guilty pleasure).

    Favorite Books: Holes, The Giver, Crime and Punishment, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry series, The Devil in the White City, Their Eyes Were Watching God, A Child Called It series, The Perks of Being a WallflowerFavorite

    Movies: Rachel Getting Married, Finding Nemo, My Girl, Hairspray (2007), Juno, The Matrix, Ocean's Eleven, The Dark Knight, Hunger Games, Failure to Launch, The Bourne Identity series, and Hitch

    Favorite place to eat: Applebees, Zaxby's, Chili's, Demos' (in my hometown), and Benihana (in Atlanta).