Meet Our Staff

Meet our dedicated team members

Tim Gilliland

Senior Pastor

Pastor Tim was born in Andrews, Texas and raised in a strong Christian home there in West Texas. Born-again at an early age, his life was radically changed at 17 when he encountered Jesus at a deeper level and began to discover the joy & wonder of fully surrendering to the Lord.

After receiving a bachelors of science degree in psychology & philosophy from West Texas State University (now West Texas A & M), he went on to earn his Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Pastor Tim and his family served as missionaries to the Mescalero people in the mid-1990s before pastoring First Baptist Church, Ruidoso for twelve years.


“We started Church out of Church in 2009, which eventually was renamed River Crossing Ministries In 2017.  My life has been marked by an ongoing discovery of the depths of God’s love & grace - most fully expressed through the finished work of Jesus! I am so thankful that we all have been given the gift of righteousness through Jesus Christ which allows us to fully experience the supernatural life & love of the Holy Spirit every day! Life is not about religion but rather a love relationship with Jesus, our Creator God!”

"DJ" Pete Davis

Praise and Worship Leader

Pete "DJ Pete" Leonard Davis was born in Chicago, on March 27, 1962.  He started in music at church in youth choirs at the age of 9. His first instrument was drums and then guitar in his teen years.  He was baptized at the age of 13.  He joined the Air Force at the age of 24 and served for 10 years also being involved in music.


Pete has been a musician all of his life.  Even in the military he was in the talent shows.  He realized through the years that God gave him his talent and now he just wants to use it for God's glory.  He has a desire to be all that God has called him to be.

Sherry Hoffer

Associate Pastor

Sherry considers it an ablolute honor to be a servant of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  She has been on Mission trips to India, GTR's with Andrew Womack Ministries, worked several of his healing schools and Healing Is Here Seminar.  She has been used by God to pray for many and has seen healing immediately manifest at these places as well and in her hometown of Ruidoso.

James Lucero

H.E.L.P.s Ministry Leader

James served 31 years in the United States Army.

He retired as a Command Sergeant Major. 

He is an ordained minister and leads a missions ministry to feed unfortunate children in Juarez, Mexico. 

James is married to Yong Lucero.

If you hear a voice saying "Praise the Lord God Almighty", you have probably found James.

Lisa Morales

Administrative Assistant & Property Manager

I was born in Selma California and raised in West Texas. I am married to my first love for 22 years.  We have a blended family, his, mine and ours. 2 boys, Joseph is our youngest and the only one still at home.  We have 12 beautiful Grand Kids. My career consists of being a corectional officer for the State of Texas.  Property management lietenant at a Co. Jail. I am Co-owner of L&B Upholstery with my husband for 20 years. In June I will have been with River Crossing Ministries for a year.  I Love what I am currently doing.

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