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”


Mother/Daughter Retreat
Friday, April 28-Saturday, April 29
Timber creek Camp in Pulaski, MS
Cost $36 per person (includes lodging, meals, activities, and Transportation if desired)
Sign up HERE

This exciting and relaxing weekend will allow to to reconnect with your daughter apart from the busyness of life.  The weekend will include worship, activities such as canoeing, archery, hiking, bonfire, games in the lodge, or simply bring your Eno and relax in the beautiful surroundings.

Speaker: Kelly Collins

Worship led by: Laura, Katelyn, & Kimberly Callahan

We will arrive at 6:30 pm on Friday, and leave at 9 pm on Saturday.  The camp is only about 30 minutes away.

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