Derrick Baker (Elder/Lead PAstor)

Derrick lives in Mahomet with his wife, Julie, and five children ages 3 to 13.  The Bakers enjoy camping, playing board games, being outside, and reading books together (they recently finished The Green Ember series and recommend it!).  

Derrick is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.  

Micah Gapinski (Deacon coordinator/Pastoral Assistant)

Micah came to Church of the Cross in 2018, when he joined the staff as a Pastoral Assistant. Micah earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from The Master's University. He is married to Erin, and they have three children. Micah enjoys watching sports, and his favorite teams are the Chicago Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Cubs.