Meet Our Staff

Pastor Tim Chaplin

Pastor Tim Chaplin, came to Cross Church on Birdcreek in March of 2013, where he passionately preaches the Word of God, shepherds his flock, and encourages community outreach. In addition to his pastoral ministry, Tim has served as the Ministry Leader of Celebrate Recovery for over 10 years. There he has helped thousands of men and women in the Temple-Belton community find healing from their hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Tim, graduated from Copperas Cove High School in May of 1995. He holds degrees from George W. Truett Theological Seminary, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and Texas State Technical College. He married Kellie, the love of his life, in May of 1999. They are the proud parents of three wonderful children; Katie, Bruce, and Eyan.

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Jon Farrow – Board President

I am a Temple native, and with the exception of living in Colorado for a few years, have lived here all of my life. My wife Gayle and I have been blessed with three grown children and three amazing grandchildren. In addition to the blessing and privilege of serving on the Board of Elders, I am also the unofficial IT support person for our church. I have enjoyed working with great people in several different IT positions for 25 years at Baylor Scott and White Health, and I am currently on the Financial Services Support Team there. I have always had a love and appreciation for music, and I enjoy singing and playing the guitar as the leader of our Worship Team during our Sunday Worship services. In my spare time, I shoot local sports as a photographer for the Temple Daily Telegram.

Gayle Farrow – Office Manager

I grew up near Rogers, Texas on a farm and ranch. In school, I was active in Band, Twirling, Sports, and Honor Society. I accepted Christ when I was 12 at our Church Camp near Caldwell, Texas. After high school, I drifted and left the church, but God never left me. When I was 26 and a single mother, I rededicated my life to Him and have grown stronger in my faith as I see Him and His work all around me. My BBA in Accounting is from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. I retired from Baylor Scott and White Health after 40 years in Accounting.   I enjoy working with other Ministries of the church as we seek to reach those who don’t know Jesus. My husband, Jon, and I have three grown children and three grandchildren.

Valeria Miller – Music Director

I was an educator for 26 years and have been involved in church music all of my life. There were very few years I wasn’t playing Piano somewhere. My love and faith in our Lord Jesus has been tried and tested but I have come to the conclusion God is very real, he loves us, and only wants the best for us; each and every one. My greatest joy is serving and learning more about our Lords gifts to us each day.