Our Staff

Meet the Team

Billy Parks

Senior Pastor

Billy was born and raised in West Texas. In the Summer of 1977, he gave his life to Jesus Christ at Kelview Heights Baptist Church in Midland, Texas. Billy is a graduate of Texas Tech University, where he earned a B.B.A. in Accounting, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master of Divinity. He is a Certified Public Accountant and spent sixteen years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Tax Department. Since November of 2010, he has served as the Tax Director for an international Aerospace and Defense Contractor. Billy has been the pastor of Crossmark Church since October of 2009.

Billy is married to Katherine and they have two daughters, Abigail and Alden. They live in North Richland Hills and enjoy travelling together as a family.

Billy serves on the following local boards: Birdville Education Foundation, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Fort Worth, North Richland Hills Substandard Building Board and the Rebel Legacy Project. He also serves as a chaplain for the North Richland Hills Police Department.

Shawn Hutchinson

Minister of Administration

Shawn is married to his wonderful wife and high school sweetheart Amber. They have two kids Colton and Paislee. They live in Fort Worth, Texas enjoying the great outdoors and family vacations.

Shawn grew up in Iowa Park, Texas. He gave his life to Christ In 2001 at Central Christian Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. Shawn is a graduate of Colorado State University, where he earned a B.S. in Organizational Leadership.

Shawn has served since June 2012 at Crossmark Church as the Minister of Administration.

Steven Howk

Minister of Worship

Steven was born and raised in Northwest Arkansas. At the age of twelve, while attending a church youth camp, Steven heard a clear presentation of the Gospel and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. In 1998, he left Arkansas and joined the United States Marine Corps. For twenty years he served in the Marines until he retired in 2018. During this time, Steven earned his Bachelor of Science in Religious Ministries from Liberty University. God began to call Steven to the ministry while he was in the Marine Corps and serving in local congregations. In May of 2018, Steven was ordained into the ministry at Koza Baptist Church in Okinawa, Japan.

Steven is married to Colleen and they have five children. They adopted the youngest two children from Japan while living there. Steven, Colleen, and their family now live in Hurst, Texas, while Steven pursues a Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Steven has been the Worship Pastor at Crossmark since August of 2019.

Scott Anthony

Minister of Discipleship

Scott grew up in a Christian home and received Christ as savior in elementary school. He traveled for many years as a sound engineer with Christian musicians and evangelistic teams. His work has taken him to all 50 states and 13 countries While working at an evangelistic crusade in Ohio, he met his wife of 33 years, Marci, who was working in the crusade office. They were married seven months later and have three adult children, all of whom serve in ministry.

The Anthonys have served five churches in Oklahoma, Michigan and Texas, and joined Crossmark in 2018. Scott serves as Minister of Discipleship and can usually be found in the tech booth on Sundays running the sound system. He has Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Marci is a part of the worship team, singing and playing the flute. Together they enjoy television mysteries and spending time with family, particularly their five amazing grandchildren!

Nate Taylor

Director of Students

I am married to my wife Allison and we have two loving and energetic boys, Garrett and Tristan. In my free time I enjoy watching and rooting on the Dallas Cowboys, playing video/board games, and spending quality time with my friends and family.

God, His Spirit, and His Word are the guiding center of my life. At the age of 14, I said the “Sinner’s Prayer”. I felt God's love through His people, and church became more important to me. Looking back, it may have been more of an escape from my tough home-life, but I was committed; rarely ever missing a chance to attend and often winning awards for my Bible knowledge. At the same time, I was living a dual life; filled with drugs, alcohol, and improper relationships. God was a part of my life, but not my Lord. In May of 1998 God got a hold of my heart fully! I realized He and His message of love was the only constant in my life, and then I fully surrendered my life to Christ, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior and have never looked back.

I attended Arlington Baptist College, and since I continue to pursue a deeper understanding of God, His ways, and His calling on my life. He continues to me closer through many methods including: biblical studies, conferences, online courses, and close relationships with other men and women of faith. He has grown me tremendously in my faith and understanding over my past 22 years of ministry, God developed a passion in my heart for the periods in a person’s life where so many strong memories and relationships are made.

Katherine Parks

Interim Children’s Director

Joanna Zarate

Director of MDO

Joanna serves as the Director of the Mother’s Day Out program here at Crossmark Church, a role she assumed in January 2019. Prior to that, she was the lead teacher in the 4's class.

Joanna was born and raised east of the Metroplex in a little town called Ranger, TX. She met her husband Ruben in kindergarten and together they have three children: Eli, Ava, and Anastyn. She attended Tarleton State University, where she majored in Psychology. Joanna and her family have lived in North Richland Hills since 2011 and have been members at Crossmark Church since 2018 .

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