Pastors & Staff

Calvin Naylor

Senior Pastor

Calvin has served Walnut Grove since 1996.  He's a graduate of Austin Peay State University, and began his ministry as a bi-vocational pastor before joining Walnut Grove. Also he's a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. He and his wife Tracy have been married for 29 years and raise three sons.

Steven Cross

Associate  Pastor

Steven has served Walnut Grove since 2014. He was our student pastor for 8 years before moving into the role of associate pastor. He and his wife, Heather, have one daughter and two sons. 

Wesley Hadden

Student Pastor

Wesley has Served Walnut Grove since 2022. He's a graduate of Boyce College and now oversees our youth and families of the church. He and his wife, Kaylah, have been married for two years and have two dogs, whom they call their kids. 

Jeff Manley

Worship Minister

Jeff has served Walnut Grove since 2012 leading our worship. He and his wife, Melanie, have 2 daughters and one son. 

Heather Cross

Administrative Assistant 

Heather has served Walnut Grove since 2015. She oversees all things administration and has help her husband in student ministry. Her and Steven have two boys and one girl and are grandparents to one boy.

Brent Crabtree

Administrative Pastor

Brent has served Walnut Grove since 2019. He oversees all things administrative and financial. He and his wife, Tara, have raise one daughter and are grandparents to one granddaughter. 

Mike Brady

Discipleship Pastor

Mike has served Walnut Grove since 2021. He oversees all our community groups and other discipleship. He and his wife, Lisa, have raised three daughters. 

Maddie Cross

Children's  Minister

Maddie has served Walnut Grove since July of 2023. Maddie is the happy face you'll see discipling children here at WG. Maddie and her husband, Devon, have one son.