Steve is the founding and lead pastor of Crossroads. He also leads The River Network, a non-profit dedicated catalyzing church plants globally. Steve is the author of three books: The Church in Many Houses, Hear it, See it, Risk it, and A Jesus-Shaped Life. He coaches pastors and church planters in the United States and Western Europe. He enjoys running, playing classical piano, and all Pittsburgh sports.
Steve is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary (M. Div) and United Theological Seminary (D. Min).
Steve and his wife, Linda, have three grown sons, three daughters-in-love, and four grandchildren.
Executive Pastor / Executive Director of The River Network / Pittsburgh North Region Pastor
Damian Williams is an ordained pastor, author, speaker, executive advisor, entrepreneur, impact investor, and consultant.
His passion and vision to lead individuals and organizations to growth and breakthrough has grown ventures across all spheres of influence resulting in transformation of lives, communities, and nations with the Gospel. Enjoying the challenge of building something from the ground up, Damian spent the first part of his career as a church planter and church multiplication movement leader helping to pioneer new churches.
His portfolio includes work with professional sports teams, professional athletes, media executives, government intelligence community, start-up entrepreneurial companies, mid-market businesses, fortune 500 companies and community impacting churches and ministries.
Damian holds an undergraduate degree in Community Ministry from Geneva College, completed Masters work in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and is a certified StratOp facilitator through the Paterson Center. He is the author of Forged in Steel:
The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Principles Practiced by The Pittsburgh Steelers and 10XLeader: How to be Ten Times Better than Your Competition.
Pittsburgh West Region Pastor
Pastor of Adult Life
Jonathan serves as Pastor of Adult Life at Pittsburgh West and lives with his wife, Anika, and their fur baby, Daisy the chihuahua. After college, Jonathan lived in Pittsburgh working as a musician when he struck up friendships with other Christians and felt drawn to follow Jesus. He became the worship director at Crossroads Pittsburgh City before accepting the call as the pastor there in 2014 and then moved into role of Pastor of Adult Life in 2021. Jonathan loves all things Pittsburgh and spends the majority of his time thinking or talking about food, music and Jesus.
Pittsburgh South Region Pastor
Shawn is the Region Pastor of Crossroads Pittsburgh South. He moved to Pittsburgh and to Crossroads in 2015 with his wife Holli to serve as the Student Ministry Director. Before moving, Shawn served at St. Francis University working with students in Residence Life, offering faith-based housing, leading a Sunday Non-Denominational service as well as student groups on domestic and international service trips. Since arriving in the “Burgh,” Shawn’s family has grown to include their dog Fynn (a regular in most message illustrations) and their daughter Ruthie. Shawn stepped into the role of Region Pastor in March of 2018 and completed his Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in 2020. He is passionate about all things outdoors; hiking, camping, mountain biking, and running. He also enjoys playing guitar and weightlifting.
Ohio Valley Region Pastor