Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Our Staff


Dr. Chuck Lawless

Interim Lead Pastor
Dr. Lawless began serving as the Interim Lead Pastor of Wake Cross Roads in July 2020. He brings a wealth of experience serving as both a lead pastor and interim pastor at several churches. Dr. Lawless currently serves at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as Professor of Evangelism and Missions as well as Team Leader for Theological Education Strategists for the International Mission Board.
Dr. Lawless was awarded an MDiv and a PhD in Evangelism/Church Growth from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he also served as professor and dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism.
He and his wife, Pam, have been married for more than 20 years, and they live in Wake Forest, NC.

Jeff Gordon

Executive / Discipleship Pastor
Jeff began serving at Wake Cross Roads in August of 2019 after serving three years on the pastoral staff at a church in Greensboro and seven years as a missionary in Bangkok, Thailand. God prepared him for his role at WCR as Executive/Discipleship Pastor through a career in banking prior to entering vocational ministry. Jeff has committed his life to making disciples of Christ who make disciples. He holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Liberty University, M.Div.from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently writing his final project for his Doctor of Ministry degree, also from Southeastern. Jeff and his wife, Jessica, have four children; Jackson, Sophia, Caroline, and Benjamin.  

Jared Knight

Worship Pastor
Jared has been on staff since May of 2020.  His passion is to encourage the church to worship Jesus in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24).  He is a 2012 graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A. Christian Studies) and a 2007 graduate of The Baptist College of Florida (B.A. Church Music, Alto Sax).  He and his wife, Christie, have two children: Anna Grace and Brayden.  

Brandon Walls

Student / College Pastor
Brandon joined the WCR team in January 2020, and has a passion for seeing students come to Christ, grow in sanctification, and share the gospel of Jesus in their everyday lives. Brandon has a background in student ministry and worship leading. He earned a BA in Worship Ministry from the College at Southeastern and is currently working towards a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary. Brandon and his Wife, Alli are natives of the Triangle area and have been married since 2016.  

Amy Braswell

Children & Family Director

Rodney Harris

Facilities Manager & Recreation Director

Carol Whiteman

Ministry Program Coordinator