Our Staff

Kevin Horton, Pastor

Kevin Horton is the Pastor here at Crossroads Christian Fellowship. He moved to the Bitterroot Valley in 1981 when he graduated from Iowa State University as a veterinarian. He practiced veterinary medicine in the Bitterroot Valley for 22 years. The last five years of practice he served the church bi-vocationally as a teaching pastor. In 2003 he retired his veterinary practice to dedicate the latter years of his life to full-time vocational ministry. He then began formal Bible training at Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago graduating in 2011 with a Masters in Divinity. Kevin is married to Tatjana and together they have five children.

Wes Flint, Elder

Wes moved to the Bitterroot Valley in 1986, after leaving his home of 20 years in Seabeck, WA. He trained as a Rigger to work on war ships for the Navy. Later he was educated as a gunsmith and Archery pro. He then opened a Pro shop in Bremerton WA. After moving to Montana he continued work in Sporting goods until 1998. Loving the outdoors and the beauty of Montana, it was like a "pleasant aroma" to Wes and his family to move here. However, even with all that Montana offers there was still a void in his life. And it was something only God could fill. Wes came to Crossroads full time in 1998 and gave up his old dream and profession.  He began moving in a new direction, a God direction. 

Soon after beginning to work with Crossroads a burden for the persecuted church around the globe developed deep within him. He prepared a team of people at Crossroads to take a missions trip with Vision Beyond Borders (VBB) in 2005. God sealed a new Vision and direction for Wes. He now is the director of Restoring Hope Nepal. During these trips they also directly aid orphans and widows. With an ongoing desire to help people, Wes furthered his education by enrolling with the" Institute of Nouthetic studies" as a biblical counselor. He is now serving at Crossroads to help struggling marriages, and aid people in their personal walk with Jesus Christ. Wes has been married for 41 years to his best friend and help mate Ginny Flint who he freely admits, "She was sent to me by God Himself". He has three children and six grandchildren. “God is so GOOD”!

Gary Palmer, Elder

Tom Craig, Elder

Tom graduated with his B.A. in Biblical and Pastoral Studies from Alaska Bible College in 2003. After serving a short stint with Mission to Unreached People's in Yaroslavl, Russia to learn the process of church planting, him and his beautiful wife Jennifer accepted a call to serve with Village Missions as a missionary pastor for 3.5 years ending his time with them at the end of 2011. Since January of 2012 he's been working with a national sales firm while serving Crossroads in various avenues. Tom and Jennifer have 4 young children.

Ben Short, Deacon of Finance

Ben is a retired horse shoer, married, with two children and two grand children. He enjoys outdoor activities, studying, and black smithing.

Stan Stanley, Deacon

Stan was born in Hamburg Arkansas and lived there off and on until he graduated High School. He moved to Arizona in 1972 where he met his wife. Stan worked as a Fire Fighter for the Phoenix Fire Department until retirement in 2011. And then moved to the Bitterroot in 2014 with his wife Barbara, a daughter Megan and her Husband Kyle with their 3 children Claira 10, Cole 8 and Caleb 4 months. He also have a son Marc and his wife Kristen still living in Arizona .

Stan accepted the Lord as his Savior when he was 17 and was baptized. He strayed from church after his time in the military but never lost his faith. He and Barbara started attending Scottsdale Bible Church then moved to a satellite church of theirs that was nearer their home. They then attened the church, Desert View Bible Church until they moved here. Since moving to the Bitterroot they are happy to have found a home at Crossroads.

Scarlett Carter, Secretary

Scarlett has been with Crossroads for a little over a year now after moving from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with her two year old son Braven. She considers herself to have a servants heart and feels very blessed to be able to use her gift to serve her Crossroads family. 

Jim Chase, Worship Director

Prior to leading worship at Crossroads, Jim had been a part of many worship teams and praise choirs on the West Coast, from small church plants to mega-churches. Music has always played a significant part his life from the time he started a grade school rock band as drummer and lead singer until today.

While having no formal training, Jim’s love for music of almost any kind is further evidenced in his being self-taught on multiple instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, 5-string banjo and others.

A freelance writer/creative consultant by profession, Jim and his wife, Diana, moved to the Bitterroot Valley in 2015 and are convinced that God will use this supernaturally beautiful place as a template for His New Kingdom. Jim and Diana have four adult children who have blessed them with nine grandkids – so far!