Birthplace: Watsonville, California (near Santa Cruz, CA) Background: I grew up in Watsonville, CA. My dad owned the local “Pronto Pup” drive-in. This was also the cruise hangout for teenagers in the 60's. On the weekends the guys in their “cool cars” would cruise in and out of the parking lot.
Remember curb service? Roll down your window and the car hop would hang your tray of burgers and soda’s on your window. Later, dad opened the A&W drive-in and this became the next hangout. In those days there were no McDonalds, Burger Kings, or Taco Bells.
Our family spent lots of time together at Pinto Lake located only a few miles from our house. My dad loved driving his hot-rod boats and mother along with my two older brothers grew up water-skiing. Every year we looked forward to camping trips to Lake Shasta in Northern California. What great memories, visiting Shasta Dam, skiing up the Sacramento, Pit and McCloud rivers, camping on the lake and waiting for the bears to show up in the late hours of the night.
In 1958 when I was eleven my parents along with my two older brothers (Dick and Ted) went to a conference at Mount Herman to hear Billy Graham. My parents (Dick and Lurene) and my two older brothers all accepted Christ into our lives that summer day. That day, God forgave our sins and freely gave our family, never-ending life. A few years later at Hume Lake Camp, I gave my life to God to use in full-time Christian work. Once I took the call, my life was changed forever.
Hobbies: Cycling (Road biking) 100-150 miles/week A Married Guy... Kay and I met at a bible study I was leading. Three years later I married this cute Christ-like girl on June 16, 1972. God gave us three children, Scott, Jeff and Kristy.
Jeff went to his home to heaven in January of 2006. We praise God for the promise that we will see our son again! Scott our oldest we lost in 2016.
Kay and I have served the Lord for 30 years. We began serving young people: Jr. High, High School and College. I have pastored four churches, one in Nevada and three in California.
Something of Interest: I water-skied professionally for Marine world and Sea World of Ohio back in the 70's. Family website: www.gregcrocker.org Education Doctor of Theology, Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla Georgia - 2004 Master of Biblical Studies, Andersonville Theological Seminary, Camilla Georgia - 2002 Master of Arts, Multnomah Biblical Seminary, Portland, Oregon – 1980 Bachelor of Arts, Biblical Literature & Christian Education, Simpson University – 1977 Evangelical Free Church Ordination – 1986 Evangelical Free Church license – 1983