About Our Staff


Lead Pastor: Scott and Carrie Otis

In 2004 Scott Otis and his wife, Carrie, moved to Dorr, Michigan to start a church for people who don’t go to church. Starting in a basement with 20 people, Scott and Carrie have never changed their focus; to grow a church for people who say church is too boring, too intimidating or just not relevant to their stressed-out, hyper-speed lives. And, to this day people still ask them this question “Why bother? There are plenty of churches around.”  Their answer is the same, again and again; “People matter to God. Even if they don”t know it yet. So we’re going to meet them in their comfort zone, with Biblical teaching and messages that deal with their everyday challenges, hopes and heartbreaks. And we”re going to communicate using ways in ways they can relate with movies, music and drama.”

And, that’s what CrossWind Community Church is all about. And, we’ve got 14 years of growth and changed lives to show for it. Not only are we passionate about worship, but also children. We believe Sunday morning ought to be fun as we help children grow in their relationship with God.

So what can you expect? A casual atmosphere with today’s music, messages you can take with you, an amazing children’s ministry.

No matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done, you matter to God and our prayer is that you will experience His love here.

Carrie had been immediately involved from the beginning in the details of starting CrossWind. Scott and Carrie are the parents of three adult children: Corey (Erin) 31, Kyle 29, and Emily (Morgan) 26. The also have several granddaughters; Allie, Leanna, Lilliana and Josie.

Worship Leader/ Administrative Assistant: Carter Lezman

Carter has a background as a student who grew up helping with his church’s worship team by playing the guitar, piano, bass, and singing.  In 2015, Carter graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science, but felt to instead pursue God’s calling in music and worship ministry.  Carter currently works as both Worship Leader and Administrative Assistant.

Life Verse:  “The LORD is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”  Exodus 15:2 

Favorite Movie: Star Wars

Favorite Book: Fathered by God by John Eldredge

Favorite Musicians: John Mayer, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Phil Wickham, Bethel Worship Team

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