Pastor Dale L. Crawley, Sr.

Senior Pastor 
Childs Memorial Baptist Church 
Philadelphia, PA 

Pastor Dale L. Crawley, Sr., serves as the senior pastor of the Childs Memorial Baptist Church of Philadelphia, PA.

Coupled with the support of his wife Rev. Deborah, Pastor Crawley has been the senior pastor of this dynamic urban ministry since 1999. He was licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 1993, at the Christ Baptist Church of Burlington, NJ were he faithfully served as the Director of Outreach Ministries.

In September of 1999, Pastor Crawley was called and accepted God's assignment becoming Childs Memorial Baptist Church’s sixth pastor. Bringing vision and promoting purpose, Childs Memorial has become one of Philadelphia's most contagious churches.

Humility, integrity and compassion best describe the ministry of Pastor Crawley. Since his installation, the church's “active” membership has grown from just below 200 members to well over 600 disciples. Under his leadership, the church has over 40 operating church ministries that meet the diverse needs of the congregation and community.

Pastor Crawley is a spirit-filled preacher/teacher of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Adopting a no-nonsense practical approach to ministry, Pastor Crawley articulates the strong challenge to “practical while biblical” Christian living. Emphasizing salvation through Jesus Christ and the power to live that life … only by the outworking of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Crawley continually endeavors to bring an "in season" word that is relevant in the climate and culture of our changing times.

Pastor Crawley and his loving wife of over 39 years enjoy family life and spending time with their grandchildren.

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