Jack Cross was an established pension and financial services consultant in Southern California, working closely with clients on designing, actuarial compliance and management of retirement plans. Additionally, he was an active member of both National Institute of Pension Administrators and Western Pension & Benefits Council.
He also served as a volunteer physician with the Lesotho Boston Health Alliance, helping develop family medicine throughout Lesotho. Additionally, he published multiple papers including one which investigated potential methods to enhance healthcare delivery systems.
Early Life and Education
Jack attended Franklin Academy in Malone during winters when farm work had subsided and home schooled by his mother; both taught him an openness toward all types of human experience – both religious and secular alike.
As an adult, he participated in civil rights marches and antiwar demonstrations; his commitment to openness and pluralism became a central theme in his writing and research. Jack has defined religious education through both his research as well as leadership of the Religious Education Association.
Through his career, Dr. Deaver has sought to define the operating theologies that underlie various approaches to Christian religious education. Additionally, he has served as mentor and advisor for numerous doctoral students while developing seminary curricula that allow these approaches to interact.
Cross is one of the region’s premier lease transaction specialists, having successfully concluded some of the region’s largest lease transactions such as Bechtel Power’s 450,000 square-foot campus lease and Sodexo’s 190,000 square-foot transaction. He serves on numerous boards such as Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, National Institute of Pension Administrators and Western Pension & Benefits Council.
He has held roles as teacher, reading consultant, assistant principal and director of curriculum instruction and assessment before serving schools across Montana, New Hampshire and Connecticut.
He is a member of Southmont Baptist Church in Denton and active with numerous civic and charitable organizations. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family in Denton and Bella Vista while watching Arkansas Razorbacks football, gardening and playing golf – anything outdoors!
Achievement and Honors
After serving briefly in WWII with Manchester Regiment, Jack soon joined Unicoi School District and Ruritan National (a non-profit dedicated to improving society). Kiwanis International would later come calling, with him serving on its Finance Committee and Camp Coordinator team during its 50 year lifespan.
He is widely respected and boasts an impeccable attendance record with the club. Additionally, he serves as an adjudicator at Maine East’s July 4 fireworks and regularly attends Kiwanis Kids Parades.
He served as the inaugural president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and helped it earn accreditation and expand to another campus. To recognize his contributions, the library at his former alma mater bears his name; additionally, he received one out of every 4,000 Army ROTC Cadets an annual Bronze Cross award.
Jack Cross was born in Rushville, Indiana to Tracy Gilbert Cross and Lena Duncan (nee Beley). He has one sibling named Jimmy. Jack married Judith Hamlin; together they raised four children: Jayne Harwood, Brian Cross, Suzy Starr and Brad Cross as well as seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He attended and graduated from Maxwell Air Force Base’s Air War College, Alabama. Additionally, he held positions such as squadron adjutant, squadron commander and executive officer of a Reserve training unit at Hamilton Field in California.
During the Cold War, he served at Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe at Wiesbaden, Germany as the assistant and executive officer to the deputy chief of staff for materiel. Furthermore, he held command of 83d Maintenance and Supply Group at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.
Cross has amassed an impressive fortune due to his successful acting career, using part of this fortune for investments such as shoes and sneakers, watches, automobiles and funding various philanthropic endeavors.
Jack currently boasts over $6 Million in his bank account, amassing this wealth through music sales and brand endorsements. He amassed this sum through TikTok followers numbering more than 100 million as well as having contributed to Fallout: New Vegas, Saints Row: The Third, and Bio Shock Infinite video games. In addition, Jack serves as senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s dispute resolution department of London where he handles general commercial litigation matters as well as international civil fraud litigation as well as trust/private wealth disputes.