Chari Crawley – Children’s Director


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My name is Chari Crawley. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart, Justin, for 21 years. We have 6 kids, which range from 2 to 19. When I’m not chasing a toddler, doing laundry, organizing activities for children’s ministry, or homeschooling my own kids, I enjoy reading Christian fiction, listening to music, and playing board games– especially Scrabble. Most people don’t realize that I have a superhuman ability to keep a straight face. I can ignore a tickle like nobody’s business! I am the Children’s Ministry Director at East Baptist Church. At EBC, we understand the importance of investing in our children. In Matthew 19:14, Jesus rebuked the disciples’ indifference toward children by saying, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” It is a sacred thing to share God’s truths and to be trusted with the molding of growing minds and hearts. I absolutely love watching God move in the lives of kids, as He gives them understanding of His Word and reveals to them the love of His Son. It is an honor and a privilege to work with a team of other adults who love the Lord and enjoy serving Him, His community, His church, and His kids. If you ever need to reach me, you can leave me a message at chari.crawley@ebchurch.com