Pastors & Directors

Chad Harvey


Pastor Chad serves as Teaching Pastor of Cross Assembly and has led the church since 2002. His ministry is modeled around the Acts 6:4 mandate to devote oneself to “prayer and the ministry of the Word.” Pastor Chad earned his B.A. in Religion from Gardner-Webb University and his Master of Divinity in Biblical Languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Chris Connell

Executive Pastor

Pastor Chris currently serves as the Executive Pastor at Cross Assembly in addition to overseeing connection and events for the church.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from Southeastern University and has been an ordained Assemblies of God minister since 1996. Chris and his wife Amy moved to Raleigh in 2002 from Pennsylvania to serve on staff at Cross Assembly with Pastor Chad and his team.  He is currently enrolled as a student pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Apologetics from Liberty University.  Chris & Amy have three children: Olivia, Ethan, & Isaac.

Mark Jones

Finance/Administration Pastor

Pastor Mark has been ordained with the Assemblies of God since 1998. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Oral Roberts University, a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in May 2019. In addition, he has taught at the Bible college level for twenty years. Pastor Mark administrates the Cross Assembly School of Ministry. Pastor Mark is married to Janice. They have three daughters; Lauren, Ashley, and Hannah.

Danny Collins

Benson Campus Pastor

Pastor Danny has served in many areas since coming to the church in 2004. He currently oversees our  Response Team. Pastor Danny earned his B.A. in Christian Education from Holmes Bible College. He was ordained with the Assemblies of God in 2003, but has been in full-time ministry since 1985. He is married to his wife, Karen, and they have a son, Jordan and his wife Brittany.

Dale Tracy

Counseling Pastor

Pastor Dale graduated from Zion Bible Institute, Northwest University and Liberty University where he obtained a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Counseling. He has been married to Linda for over thirty years and they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He serves as the Pastoral Care and Pastoral Counseling Pastor as well as being the ministry leader for Celebrate Recovery, CR at Cross Assembly. He enjoys hunting and fishing as well as riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He loves learning and interacting with people. He has managed people in the service industry most of his life as well as being a Youth Pastor and Teacher.

Vic Ronquillo


Pastor Vic and his wife, Alaina, live here in the Raleigh area with their children, Leo and Olivia, and their dog, Raleigh. Yes, that’s right. They love the city so much they named their pup after it! Pastor Vic is a coffee nerd and sports fanatic. He graduated from Dallas Baptist University and Christ for the Nations Institute. His deepest desire is for others to experience the life-changing presence of Jesus. With his own personal experience, he wants to change the world – one person at a time.

Joe McCain

North Raleigh campus Pastor

Joe McCain received a call to ministry in high school, which led to pursuing a degree in ministry through University of Valley Forge. Served in ministry for 10 years before receiving his ordination in 2018 through the Assemblies of God.  Joe, wife, and two children are excited to serve the north campus of Cross Assembly.

Andre Dawson

North Raleigh campus Associate Pastor

In his words, Andre Dawson is “a nobody, chasing after the ultimate somebody.” He started serving at Cross Assembly back in 2017 as the “youth bouncer” during Wednesday nights, this quickly turned into an amazing opportunity to answer the call to ministry and work through the School of Ministry obtaining credentials.

Graduating from Ohio Christian University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree with a minor in Yoüth ministry, Pastor Andre serves to challenge, encourage, and build up not only the youth, but the body as a whole at Cross Assembly.

Ross Varrette

online campus Pastor

From a young age, Ross set out to make himself as valuable to the church as possible. Growing up as a pastor's kid, he was offered unique opportunities to learn from all kinds of ministry leaders. He has collectively brought those skills together to advance the gospel in every area he has served. If you spend time with him, you'll quickly find out he is a coffee, comics, and tech nerd and will generally be able to tell you an "app for that." He and his wife, Jessica, have three children: Samuel, Emma, and Evie. Ross and Jessica have served together, leading people in worship since 2015, and are passionate about seeing people authentically encounter Jesus. They are all about doing life with people and helping them develop the God-given talents and gifts seeded in their lives.

Pepper Elliott

Youth Pastor

In his words, Pepper Elliott is “a nobody with big dreams called to change the world.” Born into a family of pastors, (parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, on both sides) Pastor Pepper considers it a blessing to have traveled and experienced firsthand the diversity of the church. In and through this, God has put it on his heart to minister with a modern, ever-evolving style, that holds fast to the ever-constant truth of God’s word.

Jeff McIntosh

Children's Pastor

Pastor Jeff has served as Children's Pastor at Cross Assembly since 2004. His passion is to see children grow a personal relationship with their creator. He also encourages kids and adults to step out in faith to realize their gifts and passions by serving in ministry. With over 20 years of experience in children’s ministries, Pastor Jeff focuses on mentoring and coaching others to be bold and minister to kids in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Darla Harvey

Missions Director

Darla and her husband Chad have served Cross Assembly since 2002.  They were high school sweethearts who recently celebrated 25 years of marriage.  She has a heart for the study of God’s Word in order to build up the CROSS fam and then send them out as agents of local and global transformation.  Darla’s great loves are her husband and family, and she also enjoys traveling, bargain shopping, and gardening.

Ron Porras

Worship & Production Director

Mitch Hassell

Communications Director

Combining art and design with training and equipping is where Mitch’s passion lies, so working here at Cross Assembly is the best of both worlds! It is wonderful to know that everything that comes from the Communications Department is touching someone's life and could be that one element to them accepting Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.

 Mitch is married to Sarah Eanes and they have a wonderful daughter named Nyomi.