MEET JESSICA of LOVE OUT LOUD
Jessica Crawford is on a mission to Love Out Loud. As a multifaceted minister of the gospel, she aims to partner with churches and ministries to express the passionate love of Jesus Christ to a hurting world through missions, ministry and music. Whether singing, speaking, serving those in need or encouraging the Body of Christ, Jessica is delighted to pour out from the overflow of her personal relationship with God.
Raised in Bridgewater, Virginia, Jessica never expected to be in full-time ministry; although, she held her first youth ministry position while attended James Madison University, just minutes from home. Graduating in 2003 with a degree in communications and sociology, Jessica never considered venturing far from home until 2009 when The Lord captivated her with His vision for a future in music and ministry. After releasing her debut album in 2010 and in the middle of coursework at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Jessica knew there was a different type of ministry training for her and began praying for the right opportunity.
Shortly after asking God to connect her with the people and training she needed to fulfill her calling, she heard about Provision International’s Thunder School in Nashville, Tennessee. What began as a three-month stint of creative arts and ministry equipping evolved two years of full-time missionary service in the inner city of Nashville. "My time at Provision International put the finishing touches on my ministry equipping in so many ways” says Jessica.
Now an ordained minister through The Missionary Church International, Jessica finds herself traveling to partner with ministries and missions groups across the country and she couldn't be more surprised or grateful. "God called me to ministry when I was my most broken," she explains, "The fact that I am now living a life of ministry is a miraculous gift. This certainly isn't the life I thought I'd have - it’s better!"
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