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Crawford Loritts is the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA. Perviously, he served with Campus Crusade for Christ in Atlanta, Georgia for over 30 years and most recently as Associate Director of U.S. Ministries. During his time with Campus Crusade, he founded Legacy, a ministry dedicated to rebuilding and restoring urban families. He is the host of the daily radio broadcast Living a Legacy and is a published author of four books, including Never Walk Away, Make It Home Before Dark, Lessons from a Life Coach, and, most recently, For a Time We Cannot See.
He co-founded Oakcliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas and is a featured speaker for Promise Keepers, Family Life, and Urban Family conferences. Crawford W. Loritts, Jr., first became actively involved in ministry through his home church in Plainfield, New Jersey. He eventually went on to attend Philadelphia College of Bible (PCB) which is now called Philadelphia Biblical University where he met and married Karen Williams, also a student at PCB. After completing their studies, Crawford and Karen served with the American Missionary Fellowship (AMF) for four years. In the early part of his service with AMF, Crawford spoke at numerous churches and evangelistic outreaches around the country. The Loritts later served as church planters with the Black Evangelistic Enterprise, helping co-found Oakcliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, and Canton Bible Church in Canton, Mississippi. In 1978, they joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ as traveling speakers, ministering to both college students and lay people. In 1982, Crawford founded Here's Life Black America (HLBA), a ministry of Campus Crusade. Its purpose was to impact individuals, particularly leaders, in the black community to help rebuild the spiritual heritage upon which many of its institutions were established. In the summer of 1991, Here's Life Black America changed its name to Legacy. The major focus of Legacy is to act as a catalyst in helping to rebuild and restore strong, godly families in Urban America. Conference & Event Involvements: As the National Director of Legacy, Legacy sponsored or served as a key partner in major conference events. CHICAGO 81 challenged minority college students and lay people to help fulfill the Great Commission. DESTINY 87, a world missions conference to raise awareness of mission opportunities and accelerate the participation of black in missions, drew nearly 2,000 black conferees from all over the world. Other events include the National Leadership Conferences, pastors conferences, and URBAN FAMILY CONFERENCES, church-based conferences designed to promote Gods plan and function for the family with special emphasis on the Urban Family needs. Crawford also served as co-chair of the 1997 National Congress on the Urban Family. Crawford can be heard regularly on the Moody Broadcast Network and is one of the speakers for Promise Keepers. Currently, he also serves on the National Speaker team for FamilyLife conferences. Previously, Crawfords other responsibilities with Campus Crusade for Christ included serving as the National Director of the Church Resource Group (CRG), a larger division of Campus Crusade encompassing seven other ministries. Crawford currently serves as an Associate Director with U.S. Ministries under Campus Crusade for Christ.
Crawford has also served on many boards and advisory committees. As an author, Crawford has written numerous articles, contributed to books and has written four books: A Passionate Commitment…Recapturing Your Sense of Purpose, Never Walk Away, Make It Home Before Dark...God's Call To Holiness In Our Walk With Him, and his latest book, Lessons From A Life Coach, which is devotional book based on transcripts from his Living A Legacy radio program. He is in demand as a speaker at conferences, churches, conventions, various colleges, universities, and seminaries. His speaking engagements have taken him across the U.S., to Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Crawford has a Doctor of Divinity degree from Biola University, a Doctor of Sacred Theology degree from Philadelphia Biblical University, and a Doctor of Letters from Trinity International University. He and his wife, Karen, have four children and they make their home in the Atlanta, Georgia area.