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About Dr. Crawford W. Loritts, JR

Portrait of Dr. Crawford W. Loritts, Jr. 

Professional Career

Dr. Crawford W. Loritts Jr. is a nationally-known speaker, author and senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia. He helped establish churches in Texas and Mississippi, and served as associate director of Campus Crusade for Christ.

In January of 1964, Loritts committed his life to Christ during a Sunday morning service at the Community Church of God in Plainfield, NJ. In 1966 at the age of 16, he acknowledged his calling to preach the gospel. He attended Philadelphia Biblical University (PBU) from 1968 to 1972, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible with an emphasis on pastoral studies.

In March of 1972, Loritts was ordained to the gospel ministry by the Christ Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA, serving as a national evangelist with the American Missionary Fellowship (AMF) shortly after. During these years, he traveled throughout the US and the Caribbean, preaching in churches and evangelistic outreaches.

In the past, Loritts has been invited to speak at three Super Bowls, the NCAA Final Four and the Pentagon. He is currently a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and host of "Living a Legacy," a daily radio program that reaches approximately 500,000 people each week.

Loritts has also written numerous articles and has written seven books: Leadership as an Identity, A Passionate Commitment, Never Walk Away, Make It Home Before Dark, Lessons From A Life Coach, Developing Character In Your Child (co-authored with his wife, Karen) and For A Time We Cannot See.

Dr. Loritts and his wife, Karen are the parents of Bryan, Holly, Brendan and Heather.