Leadership

Pastor Geoff Baggett

Pastor Geoff and Family

Geoff Baggett is our founding pastor, and has led Crossroads since its planting in 2002.  Not a Trigg County native, he grew up in the small West Tennessee town of Brownsville and lived the early years of his life in Tennessee.  He has been married to his beautiful wife, Kim, for the past twenty-seven years. They met during high school and married during their junior year of college. She serves as the Bereavement Director and a Social Worker at Pennyroyal Hospice in Hopkinsville.

Prior to his call to ministry, Geoff worked as a Medical Technologist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  He is also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1986 until 1992 as a Medical Laboratory Specialist.

Geoff and Kim have two adult daughters, Laura Beth and Katie, and one granddaughter, Kylie.  The Baggetts live on a small wannabe mini-farm with their two Schnauzers, one cat, three goats, and a growing flock of chickens.  Geoff and Kim have made a lifetime commitment to ministry at Crossroads and in Trigg County.

Education

Bachelor of Science (Medical Technology, Chemistry/Biology) – Union University (1988)
Master of Arts (Pastoral Counseling) – Luther Rice Seminary (1992)
Master of Divinity – The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (2007)
Post-Graduate Studies in Missiology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon

Previous Ministries

Minister of Education and Youth – Cordova Baptist Church – Memphis, Tennessee (1990 – 1995)
Minister of Youth and Education – Memorial Baptist Church – Williamston, North Carolina (1995-1998)
Minister of Youth and Recreation – Second Baptist Church – Hopkinsville, Kentucky (1998 – 2002)
Project Coordinator / Worship Speaker – World Changers – North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Georgia (1999 – 2003)
Project Coordinator / Church Planting Trainer / Logistics Coordinator – PowerPlant – North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Georgia (2003 – 2006)

Hobbies and Interests

Pastor Geoff is a nerd, plain and simple.  These days he invests a lot of his spare time in living history (he is the president of the local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution).  But he also loves metal detecting, guns and shooting, movies, genealogical research, hunting, fishing, 80’s music, Star Trek (he could qualify for the cast of Big Bang Theory), gardening, and keeping livestock … especially his chickens. He has to be very careful about what he eats (he has Celiac Disease), so he grows a lot of his own organic vegetables and fruits and preserves them using old-school canning and various other methods.  He takes quite a lot of teasing about having “gone Amish.” He loves the beach and is a pretty succesful salt-water / surf fisherman (surely you were wondering about the shark picture) and beachcomber.

Contact Info

Please feel free to contact Pastor Geoff at any time. Here is his contact info:

Pastor Geoff and His “Little” Shark