Join us for Worship | Sundays @ 9:30 & 10:45 A.M.


Join us for Worship | Sundays @ 9:30 & 10:45 A.M.














Senior Pastor

Douglas P. Cross

Pastor Doug has been ministering in the Alexandria, Washington DC area for 22 years
and loves serving in this diverse, multicultural area. Along with his wife Mary, who is an
occupational therapist, they love telling the story of Jesus whenever, and wherever, the
Holy Spirit gives opportunity. Pastor Doug and Mary are the proud parents of two
daughters, Bethany and Lauren, as well as three amazing grandchildren and one on the way. Bethany is
married to a former staff member of the church, and is now serving, along with her
husband, in a church in central Virginia. Lauren is a missionary in Christian Ministry West Africa.
In addition to Pastoring, Doug also serves as the Virginia/Maryland Regional
Superintendent for the Acts 12:24 Conference of the Free Methodist Church. Doug has a
heart for missions, and in the last few years has traveled to France, Spain, Ghana, India,
and England in pursuing ministry opportunities overseas. “A long, long, time ago in a
galaxy far, far away… “ Pastor Doug received his Master of Divinity Degree from Asbury
Theological Seminary, but believes the greatest teaching he has ever received has come
through relationships with other Christians, and more importantly, his relationship with

Jansey Crespo was born and raised in a loving Christian home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and his father is still a FM Pastor in that city. From a young age, he was involved with worship and music in the church, which was when he first felt the calling to serve the Lord.

He moved to the U.S. in 2000 to be a worship leader in a church plant for a Brazilian immigrant church in South Florida. He was ordained in 2005, and started serving at Cornerstone Community Church, in St. Petersburg, FL.  In 2009, he was led to move to Virginia, where he was able to help at a Baptist church for 3 years before accepting the position of assistant pastor and worship team leader for the Alexandria Free Methodist Church. He lives in Alexandria with his wife Vivian and his two daughters Julie and Beatrice.


Elizabeth Wilson loves working with kids and finds great joy in teaching them about the love of Jesus. She has a background in elementary education and currently home-schools her four children.

Frank Braxton has been a part of the Alexandria Free Methodist family for over 17 years.  A native of Springfield, VA, Frank studied marketing and psychology at Norfolk State University.  Prior to serving as youth director at AFMC, Frank served as a Trustee.  Frank has a passion for teaching youth to follow Jesus.  Frank now lives in Springfield, VA with his wife Clarien and their two daughters Arlissa and Adrianna.

Russell Wilson of College Park, MD is the director of adult ministries at AFMC.  He organizes the church's home groups and makes sure everyone at AFMC has the opportunity to get closer to God and connect with believers through home Bible studies. The groups emphasize observing, interpreting, and seriously applying lessons from the Bible to everyday life.  

He has been attending AFMC since 2005, the year he married Elizabeth. Since then he has served as a youth group leader, as a Sunday School teacher of teens, and currently as a keyboardist, singer, and music arranger on the worship team.    

Russell is an active duty Gunnery Sergeant in the President's Own U.S. Marine Band, in which he plays the keyboard and accordion in any musical style for recordings, concerts, and background music all around the metro DC area. He and Elizabeth have four children: Barnabas, Naomi, Lydia, and Mary.