About the Show
CrossPolitic (Christ over politics) mixes the taboo formula of faith, culture, and politics to bring the clarity of the gospel into muddle America. We are a community of Christians who desire to see the Lordship of Christ in every corner of our culture, reigning over every politician, and changing every individual for our good and His glory.
Our hosts are pastors, deacons, and filmmakers, who long to see our fallen and broken nation recognize Jesus as our redeemer. Our hosts have interviewed notable presidential candidates (such as Senator Ted Cruz and Dr. Ben Carson), written books, preach the Gospel, make films, and utilize every avenue possible to declare the gospel of our Lord to the whole world.
We are a community of Christians who desire to see the Lordship of Christ in every corner of our culture, reigning over every politician, and changing every individual for our good and His glory.
Gabriel Rench was born in the Promised Land – Texas. Six states later, he ended up in Moscow, Idaho, where he graduated from the University of Idaho. He has also attended Greyfriars Hall, and is currently studying for his Masters of Theology and Letters at New Saint Andrews College (NSA). Gabriel is Director of Recruitment, Director of Marketing, and Director of Donor Relations at NSA. He is a media and marketing consultant, starter of many things and master of none, he serves as a Deacon at his church (Christ Church), and is one of the hosts of CrossPolitic Show and Podcast. His favorite food groups are BBQ, ice cream, and topping-the-charts Scotch (Balvenie 21 year, if you are asking). Gabriel desires to see Jesus proclaimed in every tongue, nation, and tribe — with no stone unturned. He lives on a small 10-acre farm with his wife and three children.
David Shannon, AKA Chocolate Knox, lives in Moscow, Idaho, with his wife and five kids. He was previously an editor and producer of Burning Bush Communications in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and now owns and runs a multifaceted media company, The Chocolate Factory.
Toby Sumpter (M.A.T.S., Erskine Theological Seminary) was ordained as a minister in 2007. He previously served as minister of Holy Trinity Church (CREC) in Greenville, South Carolina. He completed his undergraduate studies at New St. Andrews College and pursued ministerial studies at Greyfriars Hall. In addition to his pastoral duties, he serves as adjunct faculty at New Saint Andrew’s College. Toby and his wife, Jenny, have four children.