Rev. Dr. Larry Crossland
Pastor Larry Crossland is a native of Trenton, New Jersey and married to the former Olivia Deborah Powell for 38 years. They have one son, Rev. Laurence Terrell Crossland and a daughter-in-law, La’Trice Majors Crossland.
Pastor Crossland received his Bachelor of Arts Degree (Major: History/Sociology/Social Studies) from Trenton State College in Trenton, New Jersey. He obtained a Master of Divinity Degree from Livingstone College/Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Clinton College in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Pastor Crossland accepted his call to the ministry in 1972. He has pastored churches in New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Louisville, Kentucky in the A.M.E. Zion denomination for 33 years.
On December 4, 2006, Pastor Crossland accepted his second calling by founding a non-denominational ministry in the Louisville area - Discovery Church. On January 8, 2010, the membership voted to change the name of the church to Discovery Christian Church, Inc. (KY) to let people know where our faith lies.
Pastor Crossland serves as Senior Pastor and CEO of the church. We have worshipped in many “buildings” since starting this journey – St. Patrick Dismas Men’s Facility (13th and Market Streets), Simmons College of Kentucky (18th and Dumesnil location), Simmons College of Kentucky (8th and Kentucky Streets), G. C. Williams Funeral Home (19th & Broadway Streets), at the parsonage (7607 Newton Court) and now at the Ramada Downtown North (1041 Zorn Avenue). “We’re like nomads in the desert”.
Dottie has been and is presently an active community and church volunteer as well as a busy grandmother. I have been active with the 41st Street Family Care Ministry almost from its inception. While active at church I have been a Sunday school teacher, Bible School teacher, Deacon, Elder, Women’s Association Leader, as well as many other activities. I have been on trips with church youth to “Fun in the Son”, to Mexico to build housing and two trips to Taiwan to teach Bible School and interact with the people. In the past, I have headed up the main collection sight for 5 years for Operation Christmas Child for Northern Ky. and Southern Indiana. I am presently active with church, The Woman’s Club of Louisville, The Fillies and volunteer for The Kentucky Science Center as well as grand parenting .I am thankful to still be participating with 41st Street Family Care ministries at this time and I look forward to seeing how it will benefit so many families in the future.
Chuck is a native of Louisville, Kentucky but has lived and worked in Central Florida, Madison Wisconsin and San Antonio Texas.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University with a concentration in Healthcare Administration.
Since moving back to Louisville Chuck has attended St. Stephan church, actively engaging in its Food Pantry and Clothing ministries.
Professionally he has enjoyed a managerial career including 20 years with Humana INC as the director for their Direct Marketing Division and is currently employed as Director of Residential Services for LifeSpring Health Systems, Southern Indiana.
Chuck’s civic involvement also includes past board membership in the Tree of lIfe INC, Louisville Kentucky, Venture program of Louisville, Kentucky, ZULU of San Antonio, Texas and was a recipient of a Louisville YMCA Adult Black Achievers award in 2000.