Barbara Cross

Barbara and Ralph have been married since November 1974. Originally from Minden, Louisiana, McKinney, Texas has been their home since 2004. God has blessed Barbara and Ralph with two daughters, two sons-in-law, and four granddaughters: Sarah and Craig Harris, Madeline and Allysa Harris, and Abbie and Brett Emery, Taylor and Alexis Emery.

Barbara serves the 25 Project as Director of the Sponsorship Ministry. Prior to joining the 25 Project, Barbara spent eight years serving as Children’s Minister and Children’s Associate Minister in ministerial church staff positions in Louisiana and Texas, serving the last year as Missional Life Associate Minister for First Baptist McKinney. Barbara’s background includes 13 years as an elementary school teacher and many years as an interior designer!

God has given Barbara a passion for sharing the gospel with children and a heart for missions! She and Ralph attend and serve at First McKinney, in McKinney, Texas.