Meet
The Team

Staff and Leadership at Rivers Crossing

Lead Pastor Paul Taylor

Pastor Paul Taylor and his wife, Farrah, founded Rivers Crossing in 2007. What started with a few families turned into a fast-growing community with two locations in the Cincinnati area and an online campus that reaches people across the world.

Paul and Farrah’s passion is to share Jesus with people far from God, plant churches, invest in pastors, and equip other churches to reach their cities.

As a pastor’s kid in Rome, GA, Paul grew up hearing about Jesus. But as he went on to play football at the University of Georgia, he found himself far from God.

At 21 years old, just as his choices were unraveling his life, Paul had a radical, life-changing encounter with Jesus.

He met Farrah at an Athletes in Action conference and, before long, they were married and beginning their ministry journey. In 2001, the Taylors responded to God’s call to move to Farrah’s hometown of Cincinnati, where they raised four wonderful children: Alexandria, Gavin, Ansley, and Eli.

Farrah Taylor
Director of Spiritual Leadership
Sami Moss
Executive Assistant to Pastor Paul and Farrah Taylor

RC Kids

Holly Woodruff
RC KIDS ELEMENTARY GROUPS COORDINATOR
Mackenzie Gehler
RC KIDS NURSERY AND PRESCHOOL COORDINATOR
Jillian Messias
DIRECTOR OF RC KIDS – DEER PARK
Kara Barton
RC KIDS PRETEEN COORDINATOR
Kayla Ellis
RC KIDS WORSHIP COORDINATOR

RC Students

Peter Pizzuto
PASTOR OF STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS

Worship & Production

Robby Lintz
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
Bobby Frisch
PRODUCTION BROADCAST COORDINATOR
Brandon Gilliam
WEEKEND EXPERIENCE PASTOR
Ashton Stephens
WORSHIP DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR

Connections

Julie Maguire
DIRECTOR OF CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Dana Stauder
DIRECTOR OF GUEST SERVICES
Matt Jewell
DIRECTOR OF GROUPS / ONLINE PASTOR

Accounting & Administration

Tracy Goddard
DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING AND ADMINISTRATION
Betsy Mitchell
OPERATIONS MINISTRY ASSISTANT

Creative Arts

Alexandria Taylor
COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR

Elders

Brandon Gilliam
WEEKEND EXPERIENCE PASTOR
Peter Pizzuto
PASTOR OF STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS

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Paul Taylor

He also serves as the Midwest Director of the Excel Leadership Network and is an experienced church planter who has invested in more than 30 new churches locally and globally. Above all, he’s an evangelist at his core.

Pastor Paul is passionate about balance—balancing Word and Spirit, grace and truth.

Pastor Paul is husband to Farrah and a father of four.