RECENT MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

CROSS CHURCH |Northwest Arkansas
Springdale, Arkansas, 2013 – present
TEACHING PASTOR, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF CROSS CHURCH SCHOOL OF MINISTRY
Dr. Crawford serves alongside Senior Pastor Dr. Ronnie Floyd as a teaching pastor, preaching regularly among the five campuses of Cross Church, a multi-mega church consistently ranked by Outreach magazine as a top 100 church in the nation, with a weekly attendance of 8,800+.  Dr. Crawford is also the founder and leader of Cross Church School of Ministry, a one-year residential ministry experience that prepares leaders for life, ministry and the Gospel advancement globally within the context of Cross Church.

GRAND AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
Fort Smith, Arkansas, 2006 – 2012
LEAD PASTOR
Led a congregation of over 2,200 with an annual budget of $2.1 million and a multi-leveled staff team. Dr. Crawford led GABC, a 78 year old established church, to become one of the most cutting edged churches in the region through an internal revitalization and renovation program and an aggressive mission strategy sending out annually over 10% of its attending membership on a mission experience around the world to one of eight partnerships. Provided oversight for two missions congregations, one Laotian, one English speaking. Increased Cooperative Program giving from 7% to 8.82% in two years, which included a total missions giving in 2012 of over $300,000. Led in over 100 people being baptized in his final year ranking GABC 8th in baptisms in the State of Arkansas among all churches.

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY
Lynchburg, Virginia, 2007-present
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Currently teaching multiple graduate level courses in the School of Education via Liberty University’s online degree program.

EDUCATION

Oklahoma Baptist University
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1992

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages, 1996

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Doctor of Education, 2002

Licensed (1988) and Ordained (1995) to Ministry

Southeast Baptist Church, Salt Lake City, Utah
CERTIFICATIONS
 
Next Level Leadership of NAMB
–Building Powerful Ministry Teams

Association of Christian Schools International
–Lifetime Administration

PREPARE/ENRICH
–Marital and Pre-marital, Counseling Certified

 

HONOR AND AWARDS

Leadership Fort Smith
Community Leadership Award in Religion, 2011

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Faculty’s Academic List, 1995

Oklahoma Baptist University
Senior Achievement Award – Christian Philosophy, 1992

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Trustee, North American Mission Board

Southern Baptist Convention

2016-present

Committee on Nominations
Southern Baptist Convention

2011-2012

Committee Member, Missions
Concord Baptist Association

2010-2012

Resolutions Committee Member
Arkansas Baptist State Convention

2009

Committee Member, Constitution and By-Laws Concord Baptist Association

2009-2010

Committee Member, Executive Committee Concord Baptist Association

2006-2012

Committee Member, Finance Committee Concord Baptist Association

2006-2010

PUBLISHED BOOKS
 
ON A SHIP TO TARSHISH
Published 2011
Available in print and e-editions from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and
other fine retailers.
Read reviews HERE
 
IMAGE OF GOD
Published in 2008
Reader’s Choice Award Runner-Up
Available in print from Amazon.com,
BarnesandNoble.com and other fine retailers.
Read reviews HERE
HOBBIES
 
All things family, reading, HUGE Razorback and NASCAR fan!
 
   @JEFFCRAW4D
READ A COPY OF DR. CRAWFORD’S THEOLOGICAL QUESTIONNAIRE HERE