Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Our Staff


Dr. Bill Bowyer

Lead Pastor    
Bill Bowyer has been Lead Pastor at Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church since February, 1998. Before coming to North Carolina, he served as Lead Pastor at churches in Dallas, TX, Effingham, Ill., and St. Louis, Mo. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In December, 2006 Bill graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree.
Bill and his wife Deana have two sons, Jacob and John.
In addition to helping people understand the Bible and apply its truth to daily life, Bill holds a passion for global missions. He has led mission teams to Romania, Moldova, Russia, Hungary and Slovenia. 

Bryan Brown

Executive Pastor
Bryan Brown has served on staff at Wake Cross Roads since January of 2005.  Bryan received his Bachelor degree in Mathematical-Economics from Wake Forest University in 1989 and his Master of Divinity degree in December of 2003 from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before being called into vocational ministry, he worked for 11 years with Wachovia Bank managing consumer and business banking portfolios.
Bryan has a passion for service in the area of administering the financial, physical, and people resources that God has so richly blessed our church. He also enjoys teaching and mentoring others as well, especially in the area of stewardship. His greatest desire is to see people excited about serving the Lord Jesus Christ by encouraging them to seek out and to exercise their spiritual gifts (Matthew 6:19-21).
Bryan and his wife Beth are blessed with two children, Matthew and Sarah.

Mike Mallett

Connections / Outreach Pastor


Mike Mallett has served on staff at Wake Cross Roads since December 2004. Mike is originally from Chattanooga, TN. He served as an Associate Pastor of Youth and Students for 6 years in Tennessee prior to moving to North Carolina. Upon moving to Wake Forest he completed a Bachelor degree from Southeastern College of Wake Forest and earned a Master degree in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor through the International Board of Christian Counselors and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
He is very excited about the opportunity he has to structure and provide ministry to the families of the Cross Roads area through recreational programs and outreach using the universal language of sports.
Mike and his wife Karen have two children; son Casey and a daughter Caitlin.

Josh Berrus

Discipleship / Worship Pastor
Josh Berrus has been on staff at Wake Cross Roads since May 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cedarville University, a Master of Arts degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Master of Theology degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before planting roots in the Triangle, he served as a pastor in the Midwest. Josh is married to Liana who is a gifted teacher and musician. In his free time, Josh enjoys time with his beautiful wife, hanging out with friends, coffee, reading, writing, music, jogging, skiing, and traveling. His ministry passions include worship, discipleship, teaching, and pastoral care. Josh is grateful to serve the church family at Wake Cross Roads.

Nathan Sweet

Student Pastor
Nathan Sweet has served on staff since August 2014. Nathan is married to Kelli who is an elementary school teacher. They are blessed with their son Jayson. Nathan attended the University of South Carolina where he received a Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering. He moved to North Carolina in 2011 to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity and is currently working on his Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Leadership. Nathan has a passion to see people grow in their faith and become active members of the local church. He also desires the church to actively reach the community and world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Amy Braswell

Director of Preschool & The Creator's Kids

Joel Balthis

Director of Facilities

Steve Banfi

Director of Media

Jennifer Brown

Worship / Instrumental Leader

Rodney Harris

Director of Recreation

Kyle Huntsinger

Director of Children

Evelyn Pulley

Financial Coordinator

Sheree Scott

Ministry Program Coordinator

Stephanie Woodlief

Network Administrator / Communications