Dr. Ronnie Floyd has been a pastor since he was twenty years of age. His experience, wisdom, and passion for God make him a powerful proclaimer of God’s Word and inspiring leader. Through his preaching and leadership thousands of people here and all over the world are impacted by his message.
Since 1986, Pastor Floyd has served as the Senior Pastor of Cross Church, a multi-campus church. In June 2016, he completed a two-year elected term as President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Floyd’s ministry as a local church pastor has been one of commitment to evangelism, discipleship, prayer, and the advancement of the Gospel to America and around the world. As well, he continues to lead in the advancement of racial unity in America and championing spiritual awakening in America.
In August 2017 Dr. Floyd was named the President of the National Day of Prayer. The National Day of Prayer Task Force mobilizes unified public prayer for America throughout the year, leading to the National Day of Prayer which is observed annually on the first Thursday of May. Dr. Floyd continues serving as Senior Pastor at Cross Church while fulfilling this great calling on his life.
Dr. Floyd’s ministry as a local church pastor has been one of commitment to evangelism, discipleship, and the advancement of the Gospel to America and around the world. In Dr. Floyd’s 32+ years of ministry in Northwest Arkansas, the church has baptized over 18,000 persons. In 2001, First Baptist Church of Springdale became a multi-campus ministry with the beginning of The Church at Pinnacle Hills. In 2010, the church changed its name to Cross Church and now has three campuses in Northwest Arkansas: Springdale, Rogers, Fayetteville, and a campus in Neosho, Missouri. Thousands gather in eleven Sunday worship venues weekly. While meeting at various local sites and four campuses, the church is committed to planting churches regionally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Floyd also serves as the host/leader/speaker of The Summit, the Businesspersons’ Luncheon of Northwest Arkansas, equipping an estimated 400-700 businesspersons weekly.
Shiloh Christian School is a ministry of Cross Church. Shiloh is fully accredited by ACSI and currently serves over 1,000 students from preK4-12th grade from all over Northwest Arkansas. In 2013, Dr. Floyd’s dream of training leaders came to life with the establishment of the Cross Church School of Ministry, a one-year residential ministry experience that prepares leaders for life, ministry, and gospel advancement globally. To the glory of God, by July 30, 2019 we will have seen over 140 students graduate and move on to full time ministry.
Dr. Floyd has been a strategic leader in the Southern Baptist Convention for decades, serving throughout the denomination in keeping with his commitment to invest in others to win the world for Christ. Dr. Floyd served as the first and only General Editor of the relaunch of LifeWay’s Bible Studies for Life curriculum series, assembling the advisory team that breathed fresh life into the most-used Bible study series in the world and consulting on its continued development. Over 1.5 million people studied these weekly, largest curriculum series in LifeWay.
Pastor Floyd has authored 20 books including The Power of Prayer and Fasting, 10 Things Every Minister Needs to Know, Our Last Great Hope: Awakening the Great Commission, FORWARD: 7 Distinguishing Marks For Future Leaders, Living Fit: Make Your Life Count By Pursuing A Healthy You, and his most recent book, How to Pray, Developing an Intimate Relationship with God, Revised and Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition, Thomas Nelson, April, 2019.
Dr. Floyd received his bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Pastor Floyd’s proudest accomplishments stem from his personal life. He and his wife, Jeana, have been married for 42 years. They have two sons, Josh and Nick. Josh is married to Kate, and they have three sons, Peyton, Parker, and Jack. Nick is married to Meredith, and they have a son, Beckham and three daughters, Reese, Norah and Maya Faith.