Jennifer & Lee Merchant – Girls Ministry Director
Calling: When I was 11 the Lord saved me during a Sunday morning service here at Crossgates. I was later baptized and when I was 18 I knew the Lord was leading me to serve the church. I first started at Crossgates in 2004 doing graphic design, and over the years, the Lord led me to his will for me…doing girls ministry.

About me: My husband, Lee, and I got married in 2006. We love being active, playing tennis, and just being outdoors. Our son Grayson is four, amazing, and we love family movie nights. I love love love shrimp and my favorite hobby is collecting “I love Lucy ” memorabilia.
Favorite Snack: Pringles…I mean, once you pop you can’t stop
Favorite Bible Story: Ruth and Boaz
Interesting Fact: I traveled with LeeAnn Rimes when I was a kid
If you were on an Island alone and could only take one thing…? “Soap…no! A gun…no I’d run out of bullets…a knife…ummmm…I don’t know!”
Staff Nick Name: “Vanilla Bean”


Deck the Halls and Hit the Malls

Monday, November 20

10 am to 3 pm

This annual shopping trip to the Outlet Malls in Pearl provides our girls in grades 6-12, to assist in providing Christmas gifts for children in need.

This year each of our Girls’ LifeGroups are adopting one child for Christmas.  They are currently collecting funds to supply gifts for Christmas for the children they are sponsoring.


Mother/Daughter Retreat

April 20-21, 2018

For more information contact Jennifer Merchant at 601-824-2717 or