Jacob Young – Lead Pastor
Having grown up with his dad in the military, Jacob is “generally American” but feels most at home in Manchester, New Hampshire. He and Michelle have been married since 2007 and have four boys (please pray for them).
Jacob is currently finishing his Masters of Divinity at Knox Theological Seminary, and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Philosophy and English in 2007. His pastoral ministry is primarily focused on helping people recover their humanity by loving and following Jesus. His primary influences are Herman Bavinck, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Leslie Nerbingin, Eugene Peterson and Tim Keller.
Jacob works out in his garage on a regular basis where he can be found picking things up and putting them down. While many others enjoy running, he prefers walking. He also really likes cigars, Keanu Reeves, and Taylor Swift; but he hates cats.
King’s Cross Church is a part of a family of churches. We incorporate pastors from others churches in our area to help bring accountability and health to our leadership. Bauer Evans and Paul Buckley are pastors from churches in our area who help us. They love Manchester and are eager be a part of our mission!
Peter Denio – Pastor
Peter is husband to Cynthia, dad to Caleb, Stephen, Meta & Isaac, and math teacher to 100+ Manchester middle school students. When he isn’t teaching fractions and geometry, you might find him running on the streets or trails of Manchester. He also might be sitting in front of the wood stove with a good book.
Peter and Cynthia have lived in Manchester for nearly 20 years. They’ve both been active in various ministries throughout that time. Peter’s passion in the church is spiritual formation and spiritual health. He is heavily influenced by the writing of Dallas Willard, Richard Foster, M. Robert Mulholland, Ruth Haley Barton, Gary Thomas, and Gordon Smith. In addition to his Master’s degree in New Testament studies, Peter still has his original Blockbuster Video card.
Davide McCurdy – Pastor
Davide has been married to his wife, Heather, since 2001. They have three children: 2 sons and a daughter. They moved to Manchester in 2016 from Pennsylvania to be a part of the King’s Cross church plant.
Davide has a bachelors in Religious Education from Davis College with a concentration in youth ministry. He served the youth in several churches during and after college before coming to KCC where he served as the Deacon of Children’s Ministry for two years until he became an elder in the Fall of 2020.
Davide enjoys running, playing board games with his family, and splitting wood for his wood stove and firepit. He and his wife enjoy entertaining people in their house that God blessed them with. They see a meal as the best way to get to know people as well as serve others in a practical way.
For accountability and governance, King’s Cross Church is a part of Trinity Fellowship Churches.
We were previously a part of Sovereign Grace Churches and left in November of 19. Leading up to that moment, we had worked as a congregation for clarification regarding numerous issues within SGC. During that time, we voted unanimously as a church to publish the following statement: King’s Cross Church Position on a Third-Party Investigation of Sovereign Grace Churches