Saturday, August 12, 2006

PROFILE: Pastor Sam Croghan

Pastor Sam Croghan, RAVEN East Coast's Director, is the "real deal." Maybe this is because he has been through and experienced many of the exact same things in his life that those he is reaching are having to deal with---and now knows that victory is only found through Jesus Christ.
Pastor Troy first became aquainted with Pastor Sam and his wife, Lucy, about ten years ago in a Christian Chat room on the internet. Their regular online conversations continued for many years until they were finally aboe to meet face-to-face in August 2005, just weeks before Hurricane Katrina would rip through the Gulf Coast.
During their visit to New Orleans they joined Pastor Troy and the Raven Team in ministering in the French Quarter of New Orleans and it felt as though they had always known one another. They were definitely of a kindred spirit in wanting to see the lost and dying touched by the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and determined to see the Body of Christ break free from the bondages of dead, tired, powerless religion.
Pastor Sam would return to the Gulf Coast following the distaster and work in ministry/relief in Mississippi and then the whole family (including son, Josh, and daughter, Meghan) would join Pastor Troy and over 100 Raven's from around the Nation for their 10th Annual Mardi Gras Outreach in New Orleans.
In addition to their overseeing the establishment of RAVEN East Coast, Pastor Sam and Lucy also serve as the pastors of River Of Life Church in Hanover, Pennsylvania. This is a Church that they have planted and pioneered to reach into the South Eastern Pennsylvania area. With a heart after Jesus and a passion to reach and minister to the lost, Pastor Sam is a tremendous asset to Raven Ministries and the Body of Christ at large.

1 comment:

Raven Midwest said...

We so much enjoyed Pastor Sam and Lucy and the kids coming to join us for our outreach in Benton Harbor, Michigan. We also enjoyed the time at Lake Michigan after the outreach. It is now our turn to come assist you in your area!! We look forward to working the streets with you in the future!! God Bless You!!!