Pastors & Staff

John McMillian, Jr.

Senior Pastor

I love Crossroads Baptist Church.  Our first contact with this church came when the church was just beginning.  I was a young married man with a newborn baby and really needing God’s direction in my life.  Though I was born again in 1980, I had drifted away from the Lord and was living life on my terms.  

Thank God, He never leaves us nor forsakes us!! The Lord had other plans for my life and the life of my family when He brought us to Crossroads.  It was here that the Lord drew us closer to Himself through the ministry of the Word of God, the Holy Spirit and through the fellowship of a wonderful group of people.  The founding Pastor, Rev. Vince Gammage, used to say that Crossroads was founded on two Principles: Sound Doctrine and Brotherly Love.  We were so blessed to be a part of a church like Crossroads.

After being a part of this fellowship and growing in the Lord, I was called to preach.  I surrendered to God’s call on my life to enter the ministry.  I have been very fortunate to be so greatly encouraged by my Church family at  Crossroads.  Through their prayers and support and the “Amazing Grace of God” a college dropout went back to school and was able to earn a B.A. in Religious Studies and a M.Div. from Luther Rice University.  I am currently studying to receive my D. Min. degree.

I was called back to Crossroads in January of 2005 to serve as Pastor after Rev. Gammage went home to be with the Lord. We have had the privilege of serving here ever since.  We have seen the Lord work here and as a result of His work, this church has grown in so many different facets.  I am so grateful to God to be a part of this wonderful church.

Johnny Griffith, Jr.

Associate/Youth Pastor

Johnny lives in Eatonton, GA with his wife, Robbin, and children, Thad and Pacey.  Johnny is a native of our town and was ordained as a pastor in 2009.  Since his ordination, Johnny has served as Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor, Interim Pastor, and Church Planter.  In 2012, Johnny received his Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a focus on ministry from Luther Rice University and Seminary and in 2013 he received his Master of Arts in Leadership, also from Luther Rice University and Seminary.  Johnny has been serving here as Associate / Youth Pastor since September of 2019.  

Lauren Pressley

Children's Director

Lauren Pressley lives in and is a native of Eatonton with her husband Elvis Pressley, Jr. and children; Dalton, Adley, Kade, and Eli.  She became a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in 2006.  In 2018, Lauren was called as Children’s Director due to growth within the ministry.  Lauren has a passion for the children here at Crossroads and works closely with our volunteers to coordinate their curriculum and activities to help them learn about and grow in their walks with Jesus.