Terrace Crawford, has been in youth ministry for over 15 years and currently serves as a full time Minister to Students at Crossroads Community Church, Yorktown, VA. At Crossroads Terrace's role not only includes ministry to teens but he also gives oversight to marketing and missions. He is also a part of the preaching team, frequently speaking in the weekend services. Additionally Terrace is currently an editor at ChurchLeaders.com and leads a national Coaching Network, mentoring youth workers who have been in the field 5 years or less.
As an advocate for mentoring Terrace’s passion to reach, encourage and equip people is fulfilled through the theme he has embraced on his blog: “Life on Life," at TerraceCrawford.com. There he seeks to unite next generation leaders and workers in the common goal of reaching the churched, the unchurched and the dechurched. His daily musings draw hundreds of hits and is featured on Alltop.com. Additionally, Crawford serves on the superior editorial team at ChurchLeaders.com, producing the very best content on the web for today's leaders!
Not content to limit his interactions to the virtual world, Terrace also seeks to mentor and resource youth workers and is currrently serving as a mentor for Life in Student Ministry's National Mentorship program. Additionally, Crawford serves on the board of directors for Recovery for the City International, an organization committed to promoting spiritual health and healing to addicts.
Terrace is a much sought-after-speaker for youth rallies, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, churches and conferences. In addition to intinerant speaking, he has been a contributing writer for Campus Life Magazine (Christianity Today), World Publishing Group and the CIU Connection. Prior to his current role on staff at Crossroads, Terrace was employed with WMHK-FM Radio in Columbia, South Carolina and also held a position as Director of Operations for a youth recreational facility in Camden, South Carolina.
Commonly referred to as "TC" (one of a 1,000 nicknames he claims), Terrace is an avid blogger, loves to read, meet new people, watching movies and television, and most importantly-eating chicken wings.
Born in a Christian family, Terrace was raised in church but it wasn’t until the age of fifteen that he realized what it meant to have a relationship with God. “Now I tell others how they can have a relationship with God and I enjoy getting to be a part of the experience. I am also an advocate for mentoring because I believe it is that ‘life on life’ experience that will bring about lasting change.”
Terrace is originally from Lake City, South Carolina (which he refers to as the City-o-Lakes -- even though there is no lake there), is currently single and lives in Yorktown, just minutes from Williamsburg, Virginia.
(Shawna Lawhorn, Regent University)