Leadership Team




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 its 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.

 Brock Boland, Music and Media Director 

Brock began leading worship at The Cross when he was still in high school.  While in college, he served as the Contemporary Worship Leader at First Presbyterian Church of DeLand.  Brock received his B.A. from Stetson University in Music/Business as a baritone. He has performed in musicals such as Oklahoma and Thoroughly Modern Millie, opera performances at Stetson and also with Bella Canto and the Vero Beach Opera. Brock serves as the Director of the Cross Christmas Special, directs the Cross Choir and also manages the social media, video and digital connection with The Cross community.



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.

Meg Carter, Children’s Ministry Director

Meg Carter is the new Children’s Ministry Director here at The Cross. She’s been a part of this church for the past 3 years leading the summer Rejoice Camp and directing the choir for the Patriotic Specials. She completed her undergraduate studies at Stetson University, with a degree in music/vocal performance. After graduation, She taught drama at Lake Mary Preparatory School in central Florida. She is so blessed to be here and serving this amazing church family.