Meet the Team
Pastor Daniel and Maria Crosby
Daniel Crosby attended Bible school at Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, OK, in 1985 and received hands on local church experience at Victory Christian Center, a mega church in Tulsa. Dan began overseas ministry with Victory Christian Center in 1987. Dan was the Acquire the Fire Director at Teen Mania Ministries for a couple years and then helped to start a short -term missions organization called Big World Ventures. Feeling called to the local church, he was asked to be an associate pastor at a 1,200 member church in Northwest Indiana. He began Fuel International, a short-term missions organization, in 1996 in partnership with the local church. Dan has traveled to over 25 nations of the world doing short-term missions. He graduated from Regent University with a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Maria has also traveled to about 20 nations of the world doing short-term missions. She graduated from Oral Roberts University with a bachelor’s in Spanish Education. Maria grew up in a pastor’s home and as a young person helped with children’s ministry, music ministry, and youth ministry. Maria also assisted Dan in his ministry endeavors with Teen Mania, Big World Ventures, and Fuel International. Dan and Maria enjoy spending time with their family hiking, skiing, watching television and movies, and eating out. Dan and Maria have two children, Seth and Alyzsa, who have been involved in ministry with them growing up. Seth is graduated in May 2019 from Oral Roberts University (ORU) with a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and is working in Tulsa, OK. Alyzsa is a senior at ORU and will be graduating with a bachelor’s in Business Management and minor in Sociology.
Joylin Syme is a highly committed, dedicated musician who directs the Worship Team to bring the church body into the presence of the Holy Spirit through worship. Joy is also a music and choir director at one of the local home school co-ops. She has been faithfully leading worship at Fuel Church since the church began in February of 2014.
Jeff coordinates the Technology Team for the Sunday evening service including sound, media, and video for the Sunday service. Jeff has been overseeing technology since Fuel Church began February of 2014.
Connection and Security Coordinators
Feeling a little hungry? Christy and the Hospitality Team will make sure that you have coffee and donuts before the service begins each Sunday. But make sure you arrive a little early though! Christy coordinates a fun team of people who want to make you feel at home every time you walk through the doors!
Website, logos, banners, t-shirts, business cards, and flyers are the creation of our one and very own graphic arts designer, Shane! Shane and his family were part of the Fuel Church Launch Team and continue to be a pillar at Fuel Church.
Mary Ellen is the bookkeeper for Fuel Church. She has worked in accounting for 30+ years at Oral Roberts University and donates her skills and expertise to Fuel Church.
Fuel Tots, Fuel Kids, and Underground Pastor
Pastor Jim creatively coordinates the teaching teams and curriculum for Fuel Tots (0-3 yrs), Fuel Kids (4-11 yrs), and the Underground (middle school through young adult). The Underground is a student-led youth ministry. The stats show that students who are involved in student-led ministry are much more likely to remain in church after they graduate from high school. Pastor Jim graduated from Elim Bible School in New York and has many years experience as children’s pastor, youth pastor, and senior pastor over the years in other churches. We are thrilled Pastor Jim is using his gifting at Fuel Church with our children and youth!