Our Team

Holy Cross is a presbyterian church. That means literally that it is elder led. We are a church that is led by two offices, elders and deacons. Elders are men elected from the congregation to govern and spiritually nurture the members of the church. Deacons are men elected to serve the congregation in mercy and care. Pastors are elders called to serve the church in preaching, teaching, and leading in a vocational way. 


  • Jake Bennett

    Lead PASTOR

    Holy Cross is excited to announce Jake Bennett has assumed the role of Lead Pastor as of February 2024! Jake comes to us having served in pastoral roles in Chattanooga, TN, and in St. Louis, MO. A native of Maryland, Jake is the husband of Rebekah, and the father of Anna, Micah, Elizabeth, Lydia, and Luke.

  • Kent Woodrow

    Associate PASTOR

    Kent is our Associate Pastor, overseeing our next generation ministries, small groups, and a lot of our operational needs. He is husband to Anna, father to Melody and Summer, a lover of novel board games, passionate to see people embrace and grow in their Savior, and the least likely African you'll ever meet.

  • Samuel Hix

    PASTORal Resident


    Sam is our pastoral resident, serving at Holy Cross as he pursues his theological education and ordination. The Lord has given Sam a passion to love, teach, and serve His people. From southwest Virginia originally, Sam and his family moved to the Valley for his residency at Holy Cross. The Hixes are making the most of their time here, exploring all of the outdoor recreation and beauty this area has to offer. 


Jason Bailey

Abe Halterman

Daniel Hancock

Jason McCall

Jerry Seager