Bud and Yo Plake

Bud serves as the Director of Crossroads Leadership College. He began his ministry in the early 1980’s in an evangelical Christian rock band. After completing his studies with Global University he became an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God. He served as Lead Pastor of The Freedom Church in Denham Springs, LA for 17 years, during which time he planted 5 churches and grew to have 3 locations.

Youra (Yo) serves alongside her husband in directing Crossroads Leadership College (CLC). She has actively served alongside him in pastoring The Freedom Church. In addition to co-directing CLC, she assists in directing the Joli Women’s Ministry here at Crossroads Church.

Bud and Yo live in Lafayette, LA and have two grown children. The Plake family enjoys golf, movies, traveling, music and discovering new places to eat.



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