Pastor Kirk Beard III was born into a wonderful, Godly home and was led to the Lord at a young age by his father. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Beard ll, have always been soul winners and active in their own church, teaching their son and his two sisters to love serving the Lord and the things of God.
Pastor Beard was educated in Christian schools from kindergarten through high school. During high school, Pastor Beard was active in the soul winning and music ministries of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, IN. While a sophomore in high school, Pastor Kirk Beard felt called of the Lord to pastor a church.
Pastor Kirk Beard married his wife, April, on May 31, 1997. They have three children: Kirk IV, Katelyn, and Ben.
Pastor Kirk Beard graduated from Hyles-Anderson College in 1998. In college, Pastor Kirk Beard was active in the bus ministry, having high days of 500 several times.
Three months after graduation, Pastor and Mrs. Beard moved to Hemet, California. After knocking on doors for three months, the first service of Parkway Baptist Church was held in September 1998 with 57 in attendance. Parkway Baptist Church saw high days of nearly 700 in attendance.
Pastor Beard has led in the starting of Sunday school classes, soul winning and visitation ministries, choirs and music programs, and the bus ministry.
In January of 2017, Parkway Baptist Church merged with Living Hope Baptist Church. The two church congregations voted for a name change. Pastor Beard now pastors the newly named Crossroads Baptist Church.
Pastor Kirk Beard is thankful for the opportunity he has to preach in pulpits across America in camps, revivals, Bible colleges and family conferences.