“The authority by which the Christian leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion. Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve.” John Stott (Matt 20:26, Luke 22:26, John 3:30)

Meet Our Team

Marcus Burget

Lead Pastor

Pastor Marcus Burget has been active at Cypress since 2008. He has been involved in ministry
since 2010 and became the Associate Pastor in October 2011. After serving in that role for over
11 years, Marcus became Co-Lead Pastor in 2022, then sole Lead Pastor beginning 2023.
Marcus received a diploma in Biblical Studies from Willmington School of the Bible at Liberty
University and has training in faith based biblical counseling.
Marcus and his wife Amber have three sons: Gage, Aidan, and Lane. Their oldest son, Gage, is
married to their wonderful daughter-in-law, Grace. All serve in the church.
Marcus is also a fitness enthusiast and enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle.

Bob Ross

Teaching Pastor

Bob grew up at Cypress, attending his first service here at 18 months old. His family has been
very active at Cypress since 1955, and Bob is in the third generation of the Ross family serving here.
Ordained as a deacon in 1984, Bob was involved in discipling, teaching ministries and youth activities. In
1994 Bob left Cypress to help with a newly sponsored mission point in Pollock Pines Ca. During that time
Bob surrendered to ministry and became active in preaching and evangelism. After working alongside
missionary Jay Ross for four years, the mission point was established into a New Testament Church.
Soon after, Bob and his family once again joined Cypress and became involved in teaching and
counseling. In 2005 Bob was called by Cypress Baptist Church to be their Pastor and remained Senior
Pastor for 17 years until his retirement in 2023. He is currently on staff here as teaching pastor. Bob
married his High School sweetheart Sandy in 1975, they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

Chris Crain

Youth/Worship Pastor

Chris has been serving in youth and worship ministries for the past 20+ years.  Chris
has been the Youth Pastor at Cypress since 2006 and took on the role of Worship
Pastor shortly after.   
Chris loves all things Giants baseball, spending time with his family, nerding out on all
things worship/production tech and serving others.  
Chris and his wife April have been married since 2001 and have three daughters:
 Cydney, Lilly and Bella.

Joshua Weidenbach

Children's Pastor

Josh is the Children’s Pastor at Cypress and has been in this position since
2011. His passion for working with kids has been present throughout his life in
different roles including in ministry, as a teacher, counselor, and volunteer.
Josh first felt a calling to ministry while working with children on several short
term mission trips to various countries around the world. He is married to
Courtney, who serves at Cypress in various roles. Josh and Courtney have
three sons, Logan, Jackson, and Cohen.