Byron Fitchpatric, Senior Pastor
Born and raised in Memphis TN in 1968, I grew up in Taylor’s Chapel CME Church. In 1990 at the age of 22, I relocated to Des Moines due to an intervention by my aunt and grandmother to get me out of Memphis where I was living a destructive life. A few months after arriving in Des Moines, I joined Morning Star Baptist Church with Pastor Alex Crawford Jr., my aunt’s father-in-law. In the summer of 1990 I gave my life to Christ. I met my wife Marguerite in church, and we married in 1992 and now have three children and one granddaughter. A few months after we married, I received my calling and was licensed into the ministry.
In 1994 God called me to Cornerstone Family Church, a non-denominational church in Des Moines where Dan Berry is the senior pastor. In 1996, I became the Children’s Pastor. In 2008, the Youth Pastor and 2009 became the Assistant Pastor while still being the Youth Pastor. Responsibilities included over site of the Nursery/Preschool and Children’s Ministries, Young Adult Life Group, Transportation Ministry, ACS (church database), and the assistant to the IT team, weddings, funerals, spiritual guidance/counseling, benevolence fund, budgets, program development and coordination, outreach, etc.
October 2016, my family and I answered the call to move back to Memphis to plant a new church, Crosstown Church of Memphis.
Marguerite Fitchpatric, Byron’s Much Better Half
As a native of Des Moines, Iowa, Marguerite Fitchpatric worked as an Information Technology Specialist for the state of Iowa for 27 years; and graduated from Grand View University with a degree in Mass Communications.
Marguerite has served in ministry for 23 years at Cornerstone Family Church with her husband Pastor Byron Fitchpatric who was the Assistant Pastor. Marguerite has served in the children and youth ministry, young adult, marriage and women’s ministry.
Marguerite strives to teach and share the Word of God and His love to all people. Her love for the Lord, and her passion for people has impacted and continues to impact many lives.