Meet the team! Our Crosspointe staff is composed of talented and passionate leaders who strive to put you first. 

Simply put, we love what we do, we love Crosspointe and we love getting to know you. We look forward to serving you. 


Stan Lester 

Lead Pastor

Stan and April Lester came to Dalton along with their four children Ansley, Madison, Evan, and Emma in the fall of 2008 to accept the position as Lead Pastor of Crosspointe. 


Pastor Stan graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, TN in 1986. Upon graduation he entered into full time ministry as the youth pastor at East Chattanooga Church of God. 


In 1993 Stan and April got married and they have been doing  ministry together as a team ever since. They have four children. Stan and April understand the dynamics and importance of a healthy home and family, and this is why they are committed to strong and vibrant children and youth ministries at Crosspointe.


Prior to coming to Dalton, they served on staff at Trinity Chapel in Powder Springs, Georgia for seventeen years. During their time at Trinity, they were a part of a growing and dynamic ministry that grew to over 5,000 people. This ministry experience has helped equip them for their greatest ministry adventure to date… serving the Crosspointe family and Dalton area.  

They bring a fresh approach to ministry that is marked by a passion for God and a desire to connect with our community. Stan is a gifted communicator and believes that truth should be conveyed as clearly and creatively as possible. His vision is to see people’s lives transformed by the application of the truth of God’s word. 


John-Paul Burdashaw

Executive Pastor
John-Paul has served as the Executive Pastor at Crosspointe since April 2009. Before joining the team at Crosspointe, he spent several years in youth and college ministry. John-Paul graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration along with a Master’s of Divinity from Pentecostal Theological Seminary. He and his wife Allison have three children; Kinsley, Hudson, and Abram.

Brittany Valley

Kidpointe Pastor
Brittany is married with two children. She was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. She has been a Children’s Pastor since 2008 and has been serving at Crosspointe since 2013. She and her husband David have two children, Levi and Eden.

Mike McGill

Student Pastor
Mike is married with two children. He was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended Forerunner School of Ministry in Birmingham, Alabama. He has been a Student Pastor since 2009 and has been serving Crosspointe since 2017. He and his wife Jonna have two children, Elias and Jaban. 

Josh Dawson

Creative Pastor
Josh graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Lee University. He was born and raised in Southeast Georgia. Josh recently joined the team in the role of Creative Pastor in March, 2022.


Joe Barnett
Dream Team Coordinator
Larry Buske
Director of Facilities Management
Tucker Carnes
Student and Music Ministries Assistant
Billy Dillingham
Business Administrator
Mike Douglas
Mike Douglas
Senior Adult Pastor
Donna Payne
Life Groups Coordinator
Herbie Peters 
Growth Track Coordinator
Caiti Walker
Kidpointe Mini Coordinator

Join us for Easter at Crosspointe on April 3rd at 5 and 7 PM or on April 4th at 8:30, 10:00 and 11:00 AM! Registration is now open!


Registration is now open for Resonate Conference! The price of the event is just $39. Be sure to register today!