Pastor Don Crowder
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March 2017
S M T W T F S
1 9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
1:30PM Women's Volleyball
1:30PM Men's Coffee Club
7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer
2 6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM Self Defense
3 9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
4 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
5 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM "Your Love is Amazing" Coffeehouse
6 7:30PM Women's Volleyball
7 6:30PM Men's Study Group - Special guest, Roger Boyd
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
8 9:30AM Builders Fellowship (for Mature Men)
9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
1:30PM Women's Volleyball
7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer
9 6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM Self Defense
10 9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
11 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
12 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
13 7:30PM Women's Volleyball
14 6:30PM Men's Study Group
15 1:30PM Women's Volleyball
7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer
16 10:00AM JOY Fellowship (for Mature Adults)
17 9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
18 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
19 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
20 7:30PM Women's Volleyball
21 6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
22 9:00AM Builders Fellowship (for Mature Men)
9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
1:30PM Women's Volleyball
7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer
23 6:30PM Self Defense
24 9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
25 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
26 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
27 7:30PM Women's Volleyball
28 6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
29 9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
1:30PM Women's Volleyball
7:15PM Mid-Week Prayer
30 6:30PM Self Defense
31 9:30AM Mom & Tot Connect
Rev. Don Crowder
DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
Pastor Don Crowder
Don Crowder was born into a Christian family and came to Christ at 7 years of age through the witness of his parents and the pastor of Port Perry Baptist Church. After High School he married Cherlyn in 1973 and the Lord blessed them with twin sons, who today live in Dunnville along with their daughter-in-law, granddaughter and two grandsons. In 1992, after 19 years of marriage, Don sensed the call of God to pastoral ministry and enrolled at Heritage Baptist College where he graduated magna cum laude in 1996 with a Bachelor of Theology degree.
 
During Don's time at Heritage he had the joy of pastoring and leading the people of Denfield Baptist Church, a small rural congregation outside of London. In 1997 he became the Senior Pastor of Maple Creek Community Church in Dunnville. During his 8 years of ministry at Maple Creek he led the church through a time of transition in the sale of two properties, the relocation to another lot and a building project of $550,000. The Maple Creek congregation ordained him in 1999 and his ordination credentials are with the Associated Gospel Churches of Canada.

Don's most recent pastorate was in an interim capacity at Fairview Baptist Church in Lindsay where he assisted the church leadership in a transition period to a new senior pastor. Shortly after this, he became the General Manager of Elim Lodge in the Kawarthas where he was responsible for overseeing the entire ministry and administration of this year round, 70 acre, multi-accommodation Christian Resort and Conference Centre with a budget approaching $1.5 million. Don's interest in the Lord's work has led him to volunteer in other capacities including serving as the founding Board Chair of the Haldimand Pregnancy Care Centre and as a Board member of Awana Clubs Canada, a position he still holds to this day.
 
Before entering full-time ministry Don was self employed for several years in farming as a pure bred swine breeder. During this time he became a founding member and treasurer of the Eastern Ontario Swine Breeders Association. Later he was employed as an accountant with Norton, McMullen and Company in Toronto where he was responsible for the completion of year-end accounting and auditing for small to medium size clients and dealt directly with clients in retail, investment, professional and charitable organizations including churches and other Christian ministries. Following this he became the administrator for The Woodman Group in Toronto, and just prior to entering Heritage College he was the manager of the Pro Hardware store in Lindsay where he was responsible for the daily operation of the store including the hiring, training and supervising of staff, as well as the financial operations.