Jaime & Rose Mary Loya
Senior Pastors and Founders
Jaime pastors Cross Church, a church in the heart of San Benito that has a passion to serve the city and make an impact in the community. Called to preach the gospel at an early age, Pastor Loya teaches people how to apply God’s truth in every area of their life and encourages them to influence the world around them.
Abram & Rebecca Gomez
Senior Executive Pastors
Abram Gomez is the Senior Executive Pastor at Cross Church. He graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University with Cum Laude Honors and with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Church Ministries. He also received his master’s degree in Human Services with a specialization in Executive Leadership from Liberty University. Abram has served in other various roles such as a Youth Pastor, Church Planter, Pastoral Preaching Team, and Administrator to name a few, and has helped to create church systems and structure to accommodate the growth.
At this time, he and his wife, Rebecca Gomez, are the Campus Pastors for the McAllen Campus which we have seen hundreds of people being impacted by the impactful preaching and excellence in leadership. They reside in Harlingen along with their precious daughter Isabella and son Jude.
Executive Pastor of Ministries
Eric serves as executive pastor of ministries of Cross Church overseeing the pastoral team, all campuses, and all ministry departments. He provides pastoral and operational support to senior leadership and both coaching and training to staff and teams. He works with our talented team, volunteers, and key stakeholders to advance the mission of the church, serve our campuses, and grow our organization.
Eric is a certified John Maxwell Coach and Speaker. He serves as a school board member for Jubilee Academies. As an entrepreneur, he is involved in real estate investments and works alongside his dad as owner of Gemstar Homes & Construction, LLC.
He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington, a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University, and a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies from Liberty University.
Frank & Rosie Benavides
Frank and Rosie serve as Apostles at
Juan & Rosie de la Garza
Juan and Rosie serve as Apostles at
Juan & Veronica Barraza
Brownsville - Campus Pastors
Juan and Veronica serve as the Campus Pastors at
Cross Church Brownsville.
J. Alan & Maria Mendoza
Next Gen Pastors
J. Alan and his wife Maria are the Next Gen Pastors at Cross Church and are both natives of Colorado. J. Alan graduated with a degree in Theological Studies and Church Ministries at Christ Missions College in 2013, soon after embarking on his five-year journey serving as a full-time youth pastor in San Antonio, Texas.
His ongoing passion for Jesus and his ability to communicate the Gospel in a creative and powerful way has allowed him the opportunity to speak in the lives of thousands of youth and young adults around the nation.
Maria graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical and Theological studies and a minor in Intercultural Studies and serves along side of her husband.
Tad & Lizette Ruiz
Central Worship Pastors
Tad and Lizette serve as the Central Worship Pastors at
Leonardo & Roma Gutierrez
Leonardo & Roma Gutierrez serve as Associate Pastors at Cross Church.
They help oversee the Spanish worship experience each weekend. They have served in pastoral care ministry for over 20 years and in June of 2016 joined the Cross Church family. They have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
Mario & Edith Cruz
McAllen - Associate Campus Pastors
Mario and Edith Cruz are the Associate Campus Pastors at the Cross Church McAllen.
Mario has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management and a certificate in Human Resources, both from the University of Texas Pan American. Edith has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Texas Pan American, and a certificate in Theology from LUT University.
They are continuing to further their education as they both pursue a master’s degree in Divinity from Liberty University. They are owners of multiple businesses located in the Rio Grande Valley. Edith is also a music educator for Edinburg CISD.
Ramiro & Becky Lerma
Brownsville - Associate Campus Pastors
Ramiro and Becky Lerma serve as the Associate Campus Pastors at Cross Church Brownsville.
José Luis & Mari Vásquez
McAllen - Spanish Pastors
José Luis and Mari serve as the Spanish Pastors at
Cross Church IDP McAllen.
Michael & Keila Madrigal
Michael and Keila serve as Pastors at Cross Church.
Noe & Jessica Hernandez
Raymondville - Associate Campus Pastors
Noe and Jessica serve as the Associate Campus Pastors at
Cross Church Raymondville.