Our Mission & Vision

Making disciples…one heart at a time.  Matthew 28



Leadership Team

what we believe

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Pastor Tommy Boland, Senior Pastor

On February 1st, 2012, Tommy Boland and his family were launched out of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale to be church plant missionaries and the founding pastor of Cross Community Church in Deerfield.  A graduate of Knox Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity, Tommy is now looking forward to working his way through the Doctor of Ministry program at KTS. Tommy is an Ordained Minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He is the author of a number of Bible Study and Christian Living materials and also contributes monthly to the Good News of South Florida.  He is also on the PCA Men’s Council and has been a featured speaker at their annual meeting, The General Assembly. On March 6, 1993 Tommy married his best friend Kim who assists him in ministry, and together they have four children, Brock, Jenna, Katie, and Zack.  Sports are a huge part of the Boland Family DNA and they all participate in mixed martial arts.  Some of his favorite authors include, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, C.S. Lewis, Steve Brown, Tim Keller.



Dr. Sam Lamerson, Pastor of Teaching & Discipleship

Dr. Lamerson currently serves as a President of Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  He holds degrees from Bob Jones University, B.A.; Knox Theological Seminary, MDiv, Magna Cum Laude; Trinity International University, Ph.D. He uniquely combines academic research and teaching with 16 years of pastoral experience, ranging from senior pastor to director of children’s ministries.  He was also the Sunday morning preaching and teaching pastor during the illness of Dr. D. James Kennedy at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, from February of 2008 until Easter of 2009.  For more information, click to Knox Theological Seminary When he’s not teaching and serving, Dr. Lamerson enjoys sleight of hand and juggling. He is married and has two grown children.  His excitement for Cross Community Church is contagious and we are blessed to have his humble service as a teacher and leader in ministry.



Rick Krive, Saturday Worship Leader

Born and raised in Lansing Michigan, educated at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Rick’s musical career has spanned 3 decades as an arranger, composer, producer, keyboardist, and vocalist. His music has been heard literally all around the world in movies, television, and has performed with several well known musicians.  Rick previously served as Musical Director and Worship Leader at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton.  Rick’s passion is spreading the gospel to the mission field through worship leader training and mission projects.  We’re blessed to have him share his gifts to lead us in worship when he’s not off traveling the globe.


David and Erin Proko, Directors of Youth Ministries

Both originally from Massachusetts, Erin and David moved with their families to South Florida as young children.  David and Erin met at Westminster Academy when Erin transferred in 9th grade.  The two married 8 years later in 1999, after both graduating from the University of Alabama
Erin and David grew up in a Christian homes where both sets of parents were involved in various forms of ministry.  David’s Father Michael, served as Dean of Boys and a teacher at Westminster Academy for 23 years. While working in the corporate world- Erin in Fashion, David in Finance and sales, God led them to ministry with youth and children after the birth of their first child.  For the next 11 years Erin and David  served in whatever capacity was needed at their local church in Coral Springs, FL.
June 2014 God brought Erin, David, and their two boys, Aidan and Kenton to The Cross where they will work with Middle School and High School Youth.