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Our Staff

“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (Ephesians 4:11–16)

Dr. Sam Tyson, Teaching Pastor

StaffSamTSam's primary roles are leading the congregation in preaching/teaching, discipleship, as well as leading the staff team.

Sam is a North Carolina native, having grown up near Charlotte. After completing his degree at North Carolina State University, God called him to consider full-time pastoral ministry. This led him to Dallas, Texas, to attend Dallas Theological Seminary to complete his Master of Theology degree. While in Dallas, Sam served on staff at Fellowship Bible Church. During this time, he also met and married his wife, Evelyn. Sam and Evelyn then moved to Louisville, KY where Sam completed his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Tysons are blessed with two beautiful daughters.

Before coming to CrossWay Bible Church, Sam served as the director of the Ministry Placement office and an adjunct professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Sam is passionate about preaching God's Word as well as shepherding and equipping Christ’s followers to integrate the truths of Scripture into their everyday lives.

Jacob Schweizer, Worship Pastor

StaffJacobSJacob's primary roles are leading worship through song on Sunday mornings.

Jacob is a Kansas City native, having attended Blue Springs High School he has strong ties to the community. After completing a B.A in Music and Worship at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, he moved back to the KC area with his wife, Regina and two children.

Before coming to CrossWay Bible Church, Jacob served as the Assistant Director of the Community Music School, a Barista of  Joe's Coffee Shop at Moody Bible Institute, and spent time working as a carpenter in the Chicago and Kansas City area. His experiences have shaped his passion for music, the importance of spending time with people, and serving others in practical ways. He hopes to continue to learn and teach what it means to pursue and express Christ-centered worship and discipleship in the Church. He can be easily reached through email for anyone who would like to set up a meeting with him to further connect. 

Sarah Nunn, Administrative Director

StaffSarahNSarah's primary roles are overseeing the church's finances and administration.

Sarah is a St. Louis native and completed dual degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Drury University as well as some graduate work at the University of Missouri. Sarah met her husband, Jeff, at Drury and they have been blessed with 2 sons. 

Sarah worked in scientific research and sales before staying home with her boys. She has previous church staff experience as a Nursery Director as well as church office experience. She and her family are very involved in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), an interdenominational, in-depth Bible study that helps people know God and equips them to serve the Church effectively throughout the world. Sarah has been a BSF leader, primarily in administration, for 13 years and currently serves as an Assistant Online Trainer.

Rebekah Sweeney, Kids Ministry Director

Rebekah Staff PicRebekah's primary role is leading the children's ministry team and connecting with the families of the ministry.

Rebekah grew up in Festus, Missouri and received an Associate of Arts in Teaching from Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri. She then transferred to Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, where she finished her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Rebekah assisted in child development programs while studying and was also actively involved in the Baptist Student Union at both colleges. Before moving to Blue Springs, Rebekah was a Pre-K teacher for three and a half years.  

Rebekah met her husband, Jordan, while both were working as summer missionaries for the Missouri Baptist Convention. They now have two fun-loving boys who love being outdoors. She has a heart for missions, teaching, and showing children the love of Christ. 

Travis Wright, Interim Youth Leader


Our Elder Team

“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.” (1 Timothy 3:1–7)

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Jacob Schweizer

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Jay Schweizer

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Our Deacons & Deaconesses

“Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 3:8–13)

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Jay Bell

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Jason Brickhouse

Juli Hadfield

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Melissa Hicklin

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Ryan Laux

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April McCormick

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Ron Nichols

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Jennifer Bultman

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Alice Palermo

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Cheryl Pierce