Clay Crosse celebrates new role as worship pastor

Singer/songwriter, worship leader and author Clay Crosse is set to celebrate the Christmas season in his new church home at First Baptist Church of Bentonville, in Bentonville, Ark., where the four-time Dove Award winner has been appointed to serve as worship pastor. In his first major musical production at FBC, the church choirs, under Crosse\’s leadership, will present \”Sing Christmas 2013!,\” featuring all the choirs during worship services on Sunday, December 8. A family celebration and children\’s choir program will be held during that evening. For the new position, Crosse and his family relocated from their home in West Tennessee to Bentonville, headquarters to the world\’s largest retailer, Walmart. As worship pastor, Crosse oversees the choirs and the choirs\’ leadership, along with associate worship pastor, Guy Wilcox. \”We are thankful for the opportunity to be at First Baptist Church,\” Crosse says. \”We feel confident that God has placed us here and wants us here leading. We are home.\” Recently, Crosse enjoyed having his friend and fellow CCM artist, Steven Curtis Chapman, at First Baptist Church for a concert, along with artists Laura Story and Jason Gray. Four-time Dove Award winner Crosse has scored nine No. 1 radio hits throughout his career. His latest CD, reDedication, was released October 8. For more information about First Baptist Church of Bentonville, visit