Crawford grew up in New Jersey and as a teenager he trusted Christ as his Savior. He attended
and graduated from Plainfield High School in Plainfield, NJ. He attended and graduated from
Cairn University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible. He and his wife Karen met in
college and were married on May 22, 1971.
He has traveled throughout the US and much of the world, speaking in churches, evangelistic
outreaches, conferences, colleges and seminaries. He has been the featured speaker at Super
Bowls, NCAA Final Four Chapel and the Pentagon with senior military officers. He has been a
church planter, served for 27years on the staff of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) and served
for 15 years as Sr. Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, Georgia. He and Karen
have been featured speakers at FamilyLife marriage conferences. Crawford is the author of 9
books including Your Marriage Today… and Tomorrow, co-authored with Karen. He is the host
of two national radio programs, the weekend program Living a Legacy and the daily program
Legacy Moments.
Crawford serves on several boards including Cru, FamilyLife and Chick-fil-A. He has received five
honorary Doctorates (Biola Univ., Cairn Univ., Moody Bible Institute, Trinity International Univ.
and Columbia International Univ.).
Crawford is President and Founder of Beyond Our Generation and is committed to encouraging
and helping to shape the next generation of Christian leaders.
He and Karen have 4 adult children and 11 grandchildren.