Marcus Avalos is our Lead Pastor and founding member of Crossroads Church. Born in Seguin, Tx, He and his wife Natalie raised 3 girls, Erin, Amber, Bianca, and grandson Hayden. In 1992, he received his degree in Pastoral Ministry from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Ok. and served as an Outreach/Associate Pastor at a local church for 20 years before planting Crossroads Church Seguin in 2007. His 38 yrs of ministry experience gives him the ability to bring a practical teaching style to those eager to understand and implement spiritual truth. When he has free time, he enjoys watching UFC, riding his E-bike, and working outside on his John Deer tractor. He also loves reading and writing anywhere near water or nature and going on dates & trips with Natalie. For those who have ears to hear, Pastor Marcus is a Peacemaker (9) who values Serenity and has the gift of Rest.
Natalie Avalos is one of the Co-Pastors and founders of Crossroads Church. She serves as the Women’s Ministry Director and Office Manager at Crossroads currently. Natalie and her husband have been inseparable since ages 13 & 14 years of age and married since 1985. They have 3 beautiful adult daughters that are married to wonderful sons in law’s. They also have 5 precious grandchildren that range from toddlers to young adults. Family life is the most important part of serving the Lord together for her and Pastor Marcus, their bio family and church family mean a lot to them. Natalie has had many jobs after graduating from Bible School, and Attending SAGU College. Professions as a Pharmacy Tech, Christian School assistant, Public School College and Career Coordinator, Special Ed Resource Service Manager, Loan Processor, Project Manager, Finance Administrator, and lastly as a Director Of Volunteer Services for a Treatment Center. In 2007 when the church was birthed Natalie came to work along the side of her husband to build up the Church together. In her free time she can be found hanging out with friends and family, enjoying the mountains of Colorado, Taos NM, Santa Fe and anywhere that the cold weather resides. Her deepest passion in life is to see people restored to their authentic purpose in life! She also collects hearts and photos of heart images found in nature. Her favorite hearts to collect are the ones found in the people she loves!
Joël Malm is our Teaching Pastor. He is the founder of Summit Leaders where he uses outdoor adventure and leadership coaching to help people find their calling and pursue a vision for their lives. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a M.S. in Counseling.
He speaks at churches, conferences, and corporate events around the country and is the author of Vision Map (Moody Press), Fully You, Guided by Thunder, Love Slows Down and Connecting the Dots. (Salem/Regnery)
He and his wife Emily and daughter Elise love to travel.
Kim Brown is the Administrator for Crossroads Church. She has two insanely handsome boys Addison and Asher whom she loves with her whole heart. She started attending Crossroads Church in 2015 and began working as an Administrator in 2019. Previous to working as an Administrator she was a stay at home mom for 5 ½ years. In her free time she loves going to the beach, fishing, camping, hiking, junkin’, and eating, and sleeping, and watching Youtube videos about van life. Most of all she loves sitting at her piano at home (which she doesn’t play very well) and singing to Jesus.
Abigail Ashby is the Children’s Ministry Coordinator?/Director? at Crossroads Church! She is responsible for planning children's programs, coordinating volunteers and staff, community outreach involving families, and providing pastoral care to families within the congregation.
She was born and raised in Seguin, Tx., and left to pursue a degree in Christian Studies at Howard Payne University. In December of 2021 Abigail graduated with two degrees: Christian Studies, and Criminal Justice. Abi moved back to Seguin, and married her college sweetheart, Colten Ashby, in February 2023.
She loves to read, write, listen to music, and play sports. She is also currently coaching a High School Varsity Volleyball team in Seguin, Tx. where she has the privilege of teaching young women. While simultaneously teaching them about working as a team, personal development, and aligning themselves with the character of Jesus.
Abi has felt a call by Jesus to work with families and children. She is honored that God has blessed her with the responsibility of shepherding His people.
Brandy Rendon is our Administrative Assistant to our Pastoral Team where she wears multiple hats as she coordinates all things media, marketing and Student Ministry. She was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and is currently going to the University of Texas at San Antonio for her Bachelors in Psychology. She has always had a passion for helping people, prior to working at our church she was a caretaker for those who have mental and physical disabilities for 4 years. Growing up she has always loved people, animals and Jesus. Along with working here, she volunteers on our Worship, Student, and Women’s Ministry Teams. When she’s not in the office, you can find her at Target, relaxing with her boyfriend and family, or trying a new sushi spot. Her favorite verse is Philippians 4:6, “Don’t worry about anything. No matter what happens, tell God about everything. Ask and pray, and give thanks to him.”