Lem Crawford comes to James River Baptist Church from Carpendale, WV, about two hours southeast of Pittsburgh, PA. Born and raised in the church, he sensed a calling to the ministry at age 15, following his grandfather's footsteps. While attending youth group, he developed skills for worship leadership and attended Central Bible College, Springfield, MO, graduating with a B.A. in Bible and Theology. He also has earned a M.A. in English and Creative Writing and is currently enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Fuller Theological Seminary. His passions include music, the arts, worship ministry, and youth ministry, having served in each of those capacities at previous churches. What excites him about ministry is the opportunity for folks to grow in relationship with each other to serve the Lord and the community.