Rev. Cross accepted the call of Pastoral Ministry in 1999 and was ordained an Itinerant Deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, at the Annual Chicago Conference. He was later ordained an Elder at the Annual Canadian Conference, held in Chatham, Ontario Canada
Rev. Cross co-pastored with his wife (Rev. Karen L. Cross) at Highland African Methodist Episcopal Church in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (2005-2007), prior to pastoring Alexander Chapel A.M.E. Church in Evansville Indiana (2007-2011), and Wayman Chapel AME Church in Princeton (Lyles Station) (2010-2011). He is now privileged to be the pastor of Bethel AME Church, Carbondale, IL and Shaffer Chapel AMEC, Colp, IL.