Toby began his ministry career in San Antonio, Texas, working with high school students after graduating from Abilene Christian University in 1986. During his youth ministry years, Toby traveled around the country speaking to teenagers and youth workers. In 1993 he and his family moved to Southlake, Texas, where he became the Preaching Minister for the Southlake Boulevard Church. It was there that God began to birth in him a dream to plant a church in the rural area of Argyle, Texas.
In 2000, Toby along with 12 families began the Cross Timbers Community Church in the back of a bar. God has seen fit to bless those humble beginnings and Toby now serves as the Senior Pastor for Cross Timbers, a multi-site church of three campuses with over 4000 in attendance each weekend.
Toby and his wife Mika recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. He often says that he married way over his head. His family, including son Ross and daughter-in-law Michelle and daughter Bailey and son-in-law Grant, bring him more joy than any one man could ask for. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his grandkids, fish, read, relax at the beach and garden. Toby has written several books including: Living the Dream, The Great Adventure, God Drives Me Crazy, Normal, and It Is Well.
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Our elder team provides spiritual direction to the Cross Timbers family. They meet together regularly to pray for Toby's direction as he leads us towards our vision of “10,000 spirit filled believers walking in freedom, committed to meeting the needs of the poor and broken both locally and around the world.”