Dr. Dolphy Cross was born in St. Ann, Jamaica. He received his early education at Dinthill Technical High School, West Indies College, now Northern Caribbean University, Andrews University, Trinity Theological Seminary, University of Miami, and Argosy University. Dr. Cross is a clinical pastoral educator, a family therapist, a psychotherapist, and a conflict resolution specialist. He also specializes in pastoral counseling and helped many to keep their marriages together.

He served in Central Jamaica, St. Lucia, Barbados, and impacted Trinidad and the entire Eastern Caribbean with his lectures and seminars on Family Values.  While serving in Bridgetown, Barbados, Dr. Cross was invited to lecture at the University of the West Indies School of Continuing Education on Value Education. He also served as education consultant for Trinity Theological Seminary.

Dr. Cross migrated to the United States in December of 1994, and by May 1996 he became the first clergy person to have received the key to the City of Lauderhill in Florida, for Community Development. He started the New Hope SDA Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

He served the Southeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventist as family, health, and religious liberty director from 2012-2016. Presently he serves the Deerfield Beach District of Churches in South Florida.  He is the author of the Documents on the Paradigm Shift in Evangelism and Church Growth, soon to be published and Cross’ Basement Theory in Couples Conflict Resolution: A conflict resolution diagnostic instrument.  He used his document on church growth in collaboration with the Holy Spirit and grew his present district from two congregations in 2016 to nine congregations in July 2018.

Dr. Cross and his wife Beverly are the proud parents of four sons, one daughter, three daughters- in-law, and seven grandchildren.  They are both certified facilitators for Prepare Enrich and conduct family enrichment workshops and seminars nationally and internationally. He believes that humility is power therefore, we all can become powerful people if we remain humble.

Phil. 4:13 is one of his favorite texts. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”