The Team is as thankful for the journey as for the destination, as each member grew closer to the Lord and to each other in unity. The Team is greatly appreciative of the trust demonstrated by giving them such an enormous assignment. God was faithful, and because of His leadership, the Team unanimously and wholeheartedly recommends Dr. Jeff Crawford to be our next pastor.
“For reasons unbeknownst to me, at the time, when we reviewed Jeff Crawford’s resume’, I placed a number “1” on his resume. His resume was the first one we received! I thought candidate # 3 was the choice, but GOD had him to ask for his name to be removed and then there were 2. God confirmed Jeff Crawford was to be GBC’s next Sr. Pastor to me. I was confident that He would confirm His choice with the other team members in His own time frame. Glory to God for His continuous faithfulness!!!”
“I do not believe the nine of us chose Jeff Crawford to be the next pastor of GBC, God did. I had listened to many sermons but then we made a visit and I heard this man preach a sermon on a subject that was familiar, The Red Sea Crossing. But he made it come alive for me. Still I held out. Finally God spoke loud and clear through a person and a book. It was almost hand writing on the wall. I believe with all my heart Jeff Crawford is God’s choice to be the next pastor of Grace.”
Pastor Steve Farris
Lead Pastor, The Bridge Fellowship
Rev. Keith Clutts
Worship Pastor, Grand Ave Baptist Church
Dr. Sonny Tucker
Executive Director, Arkansas Baptist State Convention
Jeff can deal with stress and conflict. He respects people and deals with conflict without getting angry. He just talks it through.
Associate Pastor, Dogwood Church