Barry Klassen Senior Pastor
Pastor Barry began his role at Crossfield Baptist Church in May 2022. Previously, Barry has served for four years as a Youth Pastor at Melfort Evangelical Covenant Church and fifteen years as Lead Pastor at the Hoadley Evangelical Missionary Church. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and General Studies and Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Briercrest College and Seminary and his Masters in Christian Leadership through CREST Leadership.
“One of my greatest joys in ministry is that I love preaching God’s Word. It is not just its proclamation that I love, but its transformative effect on us all through the Holy Spirit. I love seeing people grow and flourish in their faith! It is such a joy to walk with God and His family and to see how His kingdom is being encouraged and realized in a world that is lost and has forgotten that they are loved by God. I seek to be authentic and Spirit-led as I follow Jesus while inviting others to join with me on an incredible adventure of living out God’s love in the beautiful and delightful community of Crossfield.”
Barry is married to Jen and they have four children, Noah, Judah, Levi and Naomi. He was born and raised in Swift Current, cheers for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, loves coffee and cinnamon buns, dabbles with a bass guitar and is a self proclaimed sci-fi nerd.
Harald Froise - Associate Pastor
Dr. Froise holds an MA from Colombia International University and a PHD from the University of Free State in South Africa.
He has served as a missionary in Africa, he has pastored several churches in South Africa and Canada and he has over 30 years’ experience helping people from varying degrees of spiritual bondage.
His new role in our church is visitation and counseling. Harald would love to hear from you if you would like to talk, have a concern or a need, or if you just would like to share a good cup of coffee.
Interesting Fact: 6 months after starting work at CBC Harald asked Yvonne's mother to marry him.
Yvonne Paulson - Administrative Secretary
Yvonne resides in Crossfield with her husband Chad. They have 3 adult children and 3 fantastic married into the family children and so far no grandchildren just grand puppies. Yvonne and her family began attending Crossfield Baptist Church in 1998, and in the December of 2008 she came on staff as the Administrative Secretary. What she loves best about her role as the Administrative Secretary is getting to know people from both the church and community because of the many ministries the church has going on during the week. When not working at the church Yvonne loves to spend time doing just about anything with her family and friends.