Richard Crabtree will begin new post in January 2015
Christian Church of Jasper, 1450 Energy Drive, has named Richard Crabtree, 62, as its new discipleship minister. He will lead and oversee the church’s discipleship and Community Group ministries.
Crabtree was previously senior minister at Odon (Ind.) Christian Church for the previous 25 years. He has been in ministry for the past 43 years.
Crabtree is a graduate of St. Louis Christian College with a BA degree in Christian Ministries and has a MA in Practical Ministries from Cincinnati Christian University. He has studied in the graduate school at Hope International University, Fullerton, Calif., with a concentration in church dynamics and discipleship.
Additionally, Crabtree was one of the founders of the Energizing Smaller Churches Network and was a keynote speaker and workshop leader while traveling with the ESCN ministry. He was also one of the 40-member visionary team for the planting of new churches in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has also served on the Continuation Committee of the North American Christian Convention as well as the Executive Committee in 2009, fulfilling the responsibilities of secretary/treasurer. He has led workshops and spoken on the subject of effective outreach and discipleship in national, state, local conventions, rallies and retreats. He has also contributed articles to the Lookout, Christian Standard and the CCA Connection publications.
Crabtree and his wife, Ruth, have been married for 43 years and have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
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