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Ronnie Floyd

  • Senior Pastor at Cross Church
  • Senior Pastor
  • Cross Church


    Ronnie Floyd is an established religious leader in northwest Arkansas. In 2014, he was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). His major contributions to the SBC include leading the organization’s Great Commission Resurgence Task Force and helping people deal with their feelings of “lostness.” More recently, during the annual convention in 2013, Ronnie Floyd introduced a new resolution to focus more resources on programs that address mental health issues. Beyond his role with the Southern Baptist Convention, Ronnie Floyd currently serves as the senior pastor with Cross Church, a large congregation based in Springdale, Arkansas. Dedicated to planning new churches and spreading the Gospel throughout the region and the world, Mr. Floyd has led the development of four new church campuses in recent years. He also provides support to important charitable organizations. For example, Cross Church recently donated $700,000 to the Cooperative Program. Mr. Floyd studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, earning a master’s degree in divinity and a doctorate in ministry. Since establishing his role as a Christian leader in Arkansas in 1986, he has authored 20 books and spoken on numerous radio and television shows, including Focus on the Family.

    Professional experience

    Senior Pastor

    Cross Church

    January 2006 - Present