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Toby Slough

Lead Pastor

 Toby began his ministry career in San Antonio, Texas, working with high school students after graduating Abilene Christian University in 1986. During his youth ministry years, Toby traveled around the country speaking to teenagers and youth workers. In 1993 he and his family moved to Southlake, Texas, where he became the Preaching Minister for the Southlake Boulevard Church. It was there that God began to birth in him a dream to plant a church in the rural area of Argyle, Texas.

In 2000, Toby along with 12 families began the Cross Timbers Community Church in the back of a bar. God has seen fit to bless those humble beginnings and Toby now serves as the Senior Pastor for Cross Timbers, a multi site church of three campuses with over 4000 in attendance each weekend.

Toby and his wife Mika recently celebrated 26 years of marriage. Although he often says that he’s married way over his head, his family, including son Ross and daughter Bailey, bring him more joy than any one man could ask for. He loves to fish, and has written several books that include: Living the Dream, The Great Adventure, God Drives Me Crazy, and Normal.

Kent Sparks

Lead Team Pastor

Kent grew up in Oklahoma, graduating from Bixby High School and then Northeastern State University in 1985. After graduation, he started a construction company specializing in insurance restoration and disaster recovery, which he owned until 2006.
The Sparks family relocated to the Dallas area in 1997 so he could attend Dallas Theological Seminary, where he received his Master’s degree in 2000. He now serves as the Lead Pastor of Ministry at Cross Timbers Community Church, a multi-site church, with locations in Argyle, Denton, and Keller, Texas.

Kent married his high school sweetheart, Lori, and they have five children: Alex, Lauren, Nicolas, Benjamin and Lilly…along with a Lab, a Jack Russell, two Yorkies and a Parakeet named Charley!

Danny Stokes

Lead Team Pastor


Danny graduated from Oklahoma Christian and immediately began a 14 year career as a youth pastor working in Oklahoma and Texas. He graduated with a pre-med degree, but immediately felt a call to ministry and began working as a youth intern before graduation.

Danny began working with Cross Timbers Lead Pastor, Toby Slough back in 1997 as a youth pastor at the church where Toby served as teaching pastor. He began working at Cross Timbers in Argyle as a Junior High youth pastor, then director of student ministry, and later campus pastor at the Cross Timbers Denton location. Currently, he serves on the Lead Team, in addition to his ministry at the Denton Campus.

Danny met his beautiful wife Jennifer in college and married her soon after graduation. They have two kids, Madi and Ethan. Danny loves golf, reading, triathlon, Colorado and recently celebrated 14 years at Cross Timbers.

Campus Pastors

Kent Sparks
Argyle Campus Pastor

Matt Ferguson
Keller Campus Pastor

Danny Stokes
Denton Campus Pastor

Blake Mabry
Eagle Mountain Lake Campus Pastor

Executive Directors

Ruth Turbeville
Executive Director of Finance

Ron Tivis
Executive Pastor of Connections