LaTanya Crawford is a native of Atlanta, Georgia born at Grady Memorial Hospital. Raised in a Christian home, attended Mayson Chapel Baptist Church, accepted the Lord at a very young age, and consistently participated in the youth choir, services, and events.
Married for 30 years to Joe Lee Crawford, Sr. They are blessed with three children, Tara, Joe Jr., and Tavia, and one grandbaby, Zariya. They raised their children in the fear and admonish of the Lord. For 15 years, their family faithfully attended Capitol View United Methodist Church. As an active member, she served as the Youth Minister, Music Ministry, Intercessory Prayer Leader, Pastor Staff Relations, Church Administrator, holds a Bachelor of Science in Education, and teaches at Clayton County Public Schools.
Pastor Joe and LaTanya Crawford launched into ministry in 2008, out of a commission to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Serving as Co-Pastor of Greater Faith Family Ministries, "a Great Church, with Great People, serving a Great God." Where their three children serve alongside in ministry. Co-founder of "Faith of God Radio Broadcast, bringing sound doctrine to the listeners of WIGO-AM 570. Co-founder of "God's Young Ladies of Distinction" mentoring young ladies on the path to righteousness. Mentor for the Girlie Girl's at The Bethel Center. Visionary of "Women of Faith Ministry" based on the Victorious Woman, Proverbs 31:10 "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies."
Pastor Tan life's passion is serving God, teaching and motivating God's people to walk in a victorious life through Christ Jesus. She was commissioned by God, to bring healing and deliverance to the lost, but never sought recognition of herself. In 2016, after 7 years of faithful service at Greater Faith Family Ministries, she was licensed and ordained, after many years of servanthood. In 2019, Pastor Tan became the New Pastor of Greater Faith Family Ministries. She continues to preach, teach, sing, and usher in the presence of the Lord. John 8:31 "If ye continue in my Word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free!"
Joe Lee Crawford, Sr. is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He accepted the Lord at a young age under the ministry of his father, Elder Joseph Crawford, Sr., at Flat Rock Primitive Baptist Church. He graduated from Southwest High School. In 1988, married LaTanya Collins, and to that union they have three children.
From 1993 to 2008, Rev. Crawford and Family served faithfully Capitol View United Methodist Church under Pastor Otis O. Pickett, Jr. During his time of service, God began to prepare him for ministry. From 2002 to 2004, He attended Beulah Heights Bible College. From 2004 to 2009, He attended Pastoral Studies at Candler School of Theology. In 2005, He completed License School for Pastoral Ministry.
In 2008, God called Rev. Crawford along with his wife, Co-Pastor LaTanya of Greater Faith Family Ministries. In 2009, Rev. Crawford was Ordained in Ministry by Rev. Dr. Walter L. Kimbrough, Pastor Emeritus, along with Pastor Lyron Brasher and Pastor Otis Pickett. In 2016, Pastor Crawford received the Pinnacle Leadership Award in Religion and Community Service for evangelizing the community, providing a food pantry program, and special youth programs.
Rev. Crawford and Co-Pastor LaTanya are a powerful team, along with their three children, ministering side-by-side in word and song. Their ministry directed by God is to spread the Gospel of Jesus and to minister spiritual guidance to the body of Christ. His mission is to save souls, change lives, renew hope, rekindle faith, and glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Pastor Joe L. Crawford, Sr.