Steve Brashear has served as an elder at Windsor Park and Kings Crossing, beginning in 2002. He has been married to his Wife Sharon for 44 years. They have 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren. They moved from Victoria, TX where they had lived for 20 years to the Corpus area in 1997. Steve has been involved in teaching, Camp Bandina, and the prison ministry. Steve retired in 2016 and Sharon is a junior high teacher at Gregory Portland ISD. Hobbies include woodworking and golf (and grandkids).
Ron Cardwell has served as an elder, first at Windsor Park and now at Kings Crossing since 1997. He and his wife Linda moved here in 1975 and have been with the congregation since. Ron recently retired from his second career in real estate, having spent 30+ years before that in radio/tv, broadcast sales and marketing. He leads our singing programs and teaches adult bible classes. Ron enjoys traveling, playing guitar, golfing and spending time with family. Linda is a behavioral specialist at the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center. Ron and Linda have a daughter Amy and son-in-law Jeff whom they love tremendously.
Robert Illgen has been married to Daneille for over 40 years, with two children and one grandchild. He served as an elder at Southeast Church of Christ in Houston for 7 years before being transferred to Corpus Christi, where his family has worshipped since 2006. He has served as an Elder here since 2008. Hobbies include fishing and golf.
Jack North and his wife Judy placed membership at Kings Crossing Church of Christ in 1981. He began serving as an elder in 1996. They are both retired, Judy after 25 years as a kindergarten teacher and Jack from the natural gas pipeline industry. They have two grown children, a daughter Joeli, a son Brandon and four grandchildren.
Rick Legvold began serving the congregation as one of our elders in 2016. Rick and Pam (his wife) came to Kings Crossing in 2010. They have one daughter and 3 grandsons. They have worked with churches in Minnesota, Florida, The Netherlands and Texas.
Ministers & Staff
Mark has been with Kings Crossing since 2014, having worked with churches in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Florida before arriving in the Coastal Bend. Mark met his wife Carolina at Harding University, where each of them earned both bachelors and masters degrees. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Lipscomb University with concentrations in missional leadership and spiritual formation. He is especially passionate about short-term missions in Central America. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Mark is also a guitar enthusiast. He blogs at Kingdom Upgrowth.
Justin began working as our Full-Time youth ministry in December 2018, having previously served churches in Ohio and Texas. He has a Bachelors degree in Youth and Family Ministry from Lubbock Christian University. Justin and his wife Logan met in her home town of Marysville, Ohio, and were married in 2018. Both share a passion for helping young people to grow spiritually and believe strongly in the whole church's role in helping this process. Justin is also a huge sports fan, especially of the Michigan Wolverines. Kings Crossing is thrilled to have such talented people at the helm of our 6th-12th grade ministry.
Children's Ministry Director
Krystal has been with Kings Crossing since 2015, having worked in early childhood education for the past five years, an area of great passion for her. Her philosophy is that if children are given the right tools at an early age they have great potential to achieve. This is the mentality that guides Kings Kids and Rainbow Express. Krystal has been married to her husband Adrian since 2003. Together they are proud parents of two girls. As a family they have enjoyed traveling around with the Navy. Krystal is thankful for the opportunity to serve with the amazing staff at Kings Crossing.
Prison Ministry Director
Buck Griffith directs our prison ministry. Buck came to Kings Crossing in 1977, having worked with churches in Ropesville, New Home and Grand Prairie. Buck and Janet, natives of Corpus Christi, were in first grade together at David Hirsch....God had a plan. They attended ACU where Buck played football and majored in Bible. After preaching here in Corpus Christi for 25 years, Buck now leads the prison ministry. They are parents of Tishanne Carroll and Yancy Griffith and granddaughter, Taryn Brooks.
Secretary / Bookkeeper
Married to a former Army Major, a Field Artillery Officer named John for nearly forty years, Kathy has lived in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and New York before returning to Texas. She’s studied in seven different universities, finishing at the State University of New York at Oswego with her Bachelors of Science degree in Education. This mother of two and grandmother of three has worked as a teacher, in the fast food industry, as a dental technician, and with a plastic surgeon. She gained experience in putting out fires while working in the forestry department, where Bigfoot undoubtedly tried to get pictures of her. All of this prepared her for the ultimate role of being our church Secretary and Bookkeeper. She’s the most interesting Secretary in the world. She’s Kathy Jacobs, and you can catch her Monday-Friday in our church office.
Les Maloney is our education minister. Les has been with Kings Crossing since 2012, having completed 22 years as a US Army Chaplain (active duty and reserves). Les has served as a preaching minister for churches in Texas, Arizona, Iowa, and Oklahoma. Les married his college sweetheart, Margaret, and they have three grown children and one grandchild. Les has an earned Ph.D. in Religion from Baylor University and has taught college-level biblical survey courses in New Mexico and Texas, including most recently an online bachelor’s course for Austin Graduate School of Theology. Margaret has a master’s degree in educational administration and teaches eighth-grade algebra.
Secretary / Digital Communication
Hunter Roberts has been at Kings Crossing since 2007, though her family has been coming here for many more years. She came on staff in 2019 to work as one of our secretaries, focused specifically on our digital forms of communication. She is currently a student at Del Mar College, studying studio art. She is completing her last semester for her associates degree before she will transfer to Texas A&M- Corpus Christi. Her favorite animal is a sloth, followed closely by llamas. If she's not in the office, she's likely painting, gaming or at the beach.
Compassion Ministry / Care Portal Coordinator
Evening Worship Leader
Building and Grounds
Audio / Visual Co-Director
Missions / New Member Integration
Visual Records Specialist
Deacon / 49ers
Dr. Ridge Hammons
Deacon / Special Events
Elementary Education Coordinator
Audio / Visual Co-Director
Bible Camp / LTC Coordinator
Bible Camp / LTC Coordinator / Worship Ministry
Digital Media Coordinator
Deacon / Finance
Benevolent Meal Coordinator
College Ministry Leader
Deacon / Communion Prep
Education Resources Coordinator