Looking Forward


I can still see in my mind’s eye a meeting around the kitchen table almost 30 years ago about Crossroads Career Services being a ministry to help people find jobs and Jesus. As you might guess, there have been ups and downs, and still we abide in Christ.

Thank You God that You have been, are and will be forever faithful.

We don’t know what the future will bring, but we know Who knows. God has entrusted us with time, talent and treasure to be faithful stewards of over 50,000 people who have registered on our website.

We are to take care of the treasures we have been given to educate, equip and encourage people who are seeking a job, career and God’s calling with…

A 7-step process and workbook

200-plus online career ministry resources

73 on-the-ground locations in churches and ministries

More than 4,000 employers with over 200,000 jobs

God has equipped hundreds of volunteers in churches and ministries across the country to provide contacts, counsel and encouragement to seekers.

God is our Provider as we seek to update and upgrade services and resources. Our approach will be to walk in the good works that God has already prepared for us, as proclaimed in Ephesians 2:10.

What do we do next?

Praise and pray without ceasing. Hear and follow God’s calling. Maximize the use of, and build, our prayer network and our prayer team.

Prepare and perform. Set and get SMART goals using the Weekly Progress review and preview exercise. Share celebrations and learning with one another.

Seek to connect, encourage and stimulate our volunteers, not only with the national leadership and service teams, but also with one another, especially within metro areas with two or more Crossroads Career churches/ministries.

Be fitted and held together by registering volunteers on our website, and by signing up for and using the Crossroads Career LinkedIn Leadership Teams Group.

Reorganize Crossroads Career Services and Network leadership based on an all-volunteer team that initially includes…

Jerry Barbian

Member Services
Over 10 years volunteer career ministry leadership. Former owner of B&J Search Resources executive search. Certified Personnel Consultant and Career Coach.

John Freeze
Strategic Development
Former executive director of Crossroads Career Services. Author of Straighten the Path: a Unique Approach to Job Search. Currently Manager of Strategic Development at Duke Energy Corporation.

Tim Krauss
Former CEO of Crossroads Career Services. Over 10 years experience online job search and career ministry experience as a digital entrepreneur, developer of The Job Connection and owner of NeedsMet.

Robert McKenzie
Support Services
Over 10 years volunteer career ministry experience. Certified leadership and career Coach. Former Senior Vice President of Bank of America

Brian Ray
Executive Director
Founder of Crossroads Career Network. Author of Created for Good Works. Former VP Support Services at Chick-fil-A and owner of Primus Consulting executive search.

Dave Sparkman
Board Chair
Over 10 years volunteer career ministry leadership. Currently SVP Culture at UnitedHealth Group, and former SVP Human Resources at Optum Health.

Volunteer and Donate

Help us help people seeking jobs and careers to find and follow Jesus. Please pray about making a donation online or mailing a check to:

Crossroads Career Services, Inc.
C/O Greyrock Accounting
135 South Main Street, Suite 701
Greenville, SC 29601

Contributions are tax-deductible.  Crossroads Career® Services, Inc., an IRS approved 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity.

If you would like more information about volunteering or reaching one of our service or leadership team members, please email us.


  1. I am a marketing professional and veteran in career transition for 8 months in need of prayer and support. I would like to network with those in the sports / entertainment, marketing/advertising agencies and digital agencies, consumer products and services fields. Thank you, 678-787-8098.

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