Building the Future

Pastors Melvin & Ashley Cross

Pastors Melvin & Ashley Cross are the bold, encouraging, life-giving leaders of Glory House International. Since it began in 2014, Glory House International has grown to a community of people known for its exciting and inviting culture and focus on leading entire families and individuals to a place of purpose and destiny.

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Pastor Melvin Cross Jr.

Pastor Melvin is a visionary, with the goal of building up a people who understand their value allowing them to walk in purpose and destiny. He believe in teaches Biblical authority, using the principals of the Bible to see God’s glory done on the Earth. His influence on his city has been seen even before his time as a senior pastor and he looks to not only continue to impact his city but to be an influencer of the nations.

As the son of two pastors and the grandson of another Pastor Melvin comes from a legacy of preachers and city changers.  He has served as a youth pastor and an associate pastor in multiple cities. He values education currently working on his Doctorate and has a Bachelors degree in Public Communications/ Sociology and received his Masters of Divinity from Oral Roberts University where he met his beautiful wife Ashley. 

Together with his wife he leads one of the fastest growing churches in the city where people come from all over upstate New York to join a place they know they can feel welcomed and unjudged as they worship our Lord. They have two daughters, Jordan and Harper, and disciple countless of young people.

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Pastor Ashley Cross

Pastor Ashley, like Pastor Melvin, is a visionary who has a heart for the people of God. She is a woman of faith and believes in building up women of purpose. She is known for stepping out on her faith and building up nonprofit organizations for the good of God’s people. Like her husband she is a leader who has major influence over other leaders allowing her to build strong partnerships.

With only 500 dollars to her name Pastor Ashley stepped out on faith and launched the first girls home in Tulsa, OK. She has mentored hundreds of battered and abuse young women providing them a place to feel safe and loved. When asked why she is so passionate about the people Pastor Ashley simply responds with “Everyone on earth deserves to feel loved, they deserve to feel supported and they deserve to have a hope for tomorrow.”

That passion and the love for the people was the common denominator the helped bring Pastor Melvin and Pastor Ashley together. Now together they not only lead Glory House International but have launched TheHUB585 a nonprofit purposed to educate,  enrich, and empower youth and families through programs and partnerships that give them hope and help them thrive.