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. She is married to the love of her life and together they have two children.  Between work, volunteering at school and traveling, Michele and her husband keep quite busy!  She is happy to be part of the staff here at COTC.  Colossians 3:17

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.

Aneka Bernal, Director of Music/Worship

Aneka Bernal, Director of Music/Worship

Aneka is a graduate of CSU Stanislaus with a Bachelor's  Degree in vocal performance. She has been leading worship and handling the technical elements of worship at Church of the Cross since June of 2015.  Aneka has sung and performed from the tender age of five and is excited to share her love of the Lord through music and song!