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John Crowder is the pastor of First Baptist Church of West, TX.  You can learn more about the church at their website. You can also find the church on Facebook and on Twitter.

John is a Christian, a husband, a father and a pastor — in that order.  His wife, Lisa is a teacher at West Elementary School, and his daughter Ashley is a college adviser for high school students.

The community of West suffered a terrible tragedy in 2013 when the local fertilizer plant exploded killing 15 people and destroying or damaging much of the town. As John worked with his church and community to get through that experience, he learned a great deal about disaster recovery. Now he uses those lessons to help other pastors who have to go through disasters. He is also in the process of writing a book about some of their experiences and how leaders can help their communities through those most difficult times.

He is an avid fan of the Texas Rangers, Baylor Bears, and TCU Horned Frogs. He is a trustee on the West ISD school board and a big fan of the West Trojans and Lady Trojans. Go Big Red!

School Board Portrait

Dr. John W. Crowder

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