Pastors John and Brandy Dowdey married in November of 2008 where they served faithfully at Church at the Crossing in various roles. At the time they also maintained full time jobs outside of ministry. In 2017 their son Tyler moved to Alabama permanently and completed their family. The same year Pastors John and Brandy transitioned into the role of Lead Pastors. Their main focus was strengthening the integrity of the church. They intentionally surrounded themselves with community and leadership to carry out the vision God so clearly gave them.

The church was immediately re-branded and soon after relocated downtown to be in the heart of their city. The Dowdey Family has used the core values within their home to help shape and develop what is now walked out and implemented through the ministries of the church. They truly exist to participate in moments of grace.