Our Team

Rick Patterson

Pastor

Pastor Rick Patterson earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1968. He married his wife, Emi, on February 28, 1970 in Radcliff, Kentucky. They have three children: Carrie, Jonathon and Joseph. 

In August of 1974, Pastor Rick Patterson accepted the Lord as his Saviour, and was baptized at Calvary Baptist Church in Belmond, Iowa. Pastor Rick Patterson served for a short time as a Deacon in 1985, and was ordained in 1988. 

In 1988, Pastor Rick Patterson became the Associate Pastor of Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church in Riverside, CA. He joined the staff at California Baptist College as Vice President for Development in 1997. 

Since January of 1998, Pastor Rick Patterson served as Pastor of First Southern Baptist Church which would later become known as Living Hope Baptist Church.

In January of 2017, Living Hope Baptist Church merged with Parkway Baptist Church. Together, Pastor Rick Patterson and Pastor Kirk Beard pastor the people of the newly named, Crossroads Baptist Church. 

Kirk Beard

Pastor

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. Together, Pastor Kirk Beard and Pastor Rick Patterson pastor the people of 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.

Jason Pruitt

Assistant Pastor

Jason Pruitt is the Assistant Pastor at Crossroads Baptist Church. He oversees outreach and media programs as well as teaching the Young Adult Sunday School Class.

Jason graduated in 2012 from Hyles-Anderson College. After graduation, he accepted an intern position from Dr. Bruce Goddard at Faith Baptist Church in Wildomar, CA. After some time, Jason met and became close friends with Pastor Beard.

In September 2014, Jason came on staff at Crossroads Baptist Church. Since then, he has helped grow the outreach program to see more souls saved, greatly increased our web and social media presence, invested heavily in young adults and helped in many other areas of the church.

Jason is happily married to his wife Celeste, who is a Hyles-Anderson graduate as well. They have two wonderful boys, Logan and Luke.

Edward Soliven

Youth & Children’s Ministries Pastor

Edward Soliven, a graduate of West Coast Baptist College, is in charge of the Children’s and Youth Ministry of Crossroads Baptist Church including Sunday School classes, Bus Ministry, and Teen Sunday schools and activities.

Through Sunday classes, weekly outreach, monthly activities, annual trips, retreats, and programs, the children and teens at Crossroads Baptist Church are challenged and equipped to live for Christ while they are in their youth.

Fernando Aguirre

Spanish Pastor

Fernando Aguirre is Spanish Pastor of Iglesia Bautista Parkway. Fernando was saved on July 24, 1993 at Iglesia Biblica Fundamental Hispana in South Gate, Los Angeles. He was a member of Iglesia Biblica Fundamental Hispana from 1993 to 2000.

Fernando graduated with a Bachelor in Pastoral Theology from Fundamental Biblical Seminary of Montebello in 2004.

Fernando started the Spanish ministry at Crossroads Baptist Church in April of 2014. Since then, they have had a high day of nearly 100 in attendance. They average 50 on any given Sunday. This active congregation has many activities and meals each month.

Fernando is happily married to his wife, Isabel, who serves with him in the Spanish ministry of Crossroads Baptist Church.