Staff at Church of the Cross

Don Cowart, Pastor

Don Cowart, Pastor

Pastor Don Cowart joined our congregation May 1, 2011. Pastor Don was born in Modesto and was even a member of the first graduating class of Modesto Christian High School. He attended college in Pennsylvania and graduate schools in the Netherlands and Michigan. After completing his education he served churches in Ontario, Canada and South Dakota. Pastor Don appreciates that Church of the Cross is a small diverse and welcoming congregation eager to serve the community in the name of Christ.

Michele Gentry, Administrative Assistant

Michele Gentry, Administrative Assistant

Michele Gentry joined the Church of the Cross Family in May of 2015.  She was born and raised locally and is a California girl through and through.  Michele earned her Bachelor's degrees in Liberal Studies and Child Development from California State University, Stanislaus.  She is married to the love of her life and together they have two children.  Between work, volunteering at church and traveling, Michele and her husband keep quite busy!  She is happy to be part of the staff here at COTC.  

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Colossians 3:17

Marshall Jones III, Director of Music/Worship

Marshall Jones III, Director of Music/Worship

Marshall Jones III is a full-time music teacher in the Turlock, Modesto, and Livermore areas. He works part-time as a photographer and enjoys spending time in the outdoors. He received his Bachelor's degree in Music from CSU Stanislaus and views music education as a lifetime pursuit for the glory of God.