Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Our Staff


Dr. John Ewart

Interim Pastor
Dr. John Ewart has served as interim pastor at Wake Cross Roads since June of 2017. John received his Bachelor degree in Religion from Baylor University in 1984, his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist 
Theological Seminary in 1992 and his Doctor of Missiology degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003. He currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Global Theological Initiatives, the Director of the Center for Pastoral Leadership and Preaching, and Associate Professor of Missions and Pastoral leadership at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He teaches missions, evangelism leadership and church revitalization courses. John served in full time pastoral ministry for over twenty years in Texas, the Philippines, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Kentucky. He maintains a very active church consultation ministry and has consulted with hundreds of churches and denominational entities all around the world.  John has traveled and conducted missions, education and/or consulting projects in around 60 nations and participated in over a dozen church plants. Though not raised in church, Jesus used a friend to draw John to salvation in a football locker room and then blessed him graciously by leading him to marry Tresa, his best friend and the strongest follower of Christ he knows. They have three incredible children: Joshua, Rachel, and Josiah, a beautiful daughter-in-law, Stephanie, one granddaughter, Elizabeth Grace and one grandson, Jonathan Vincent. John has a passion for training church and educational leaders and seeing the church grow strong and healthy.  

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. 

Kyle Huntsinger

Children's Pastor

Amy Braswell

Preschool & The Creator's Kids

Joel Balthis

Facilities Director

Jennifer Brown

Worship / Instrumental Leader

Rodney Harris

Recreation Director

Evelyn Pulley

Financial Coordinator

Sheree Scott

Ministry Program Coordinator

Stephanie Woodlief

Network Administrator / Communications