Brief Biographical Sketch

Reverend Dr. Pierre J. Crawford, B.A., M.Div., D.D, Th.D.

Dr. Crawford is married to Rosalind Nicole Easley Crawford and they have three daughters Destiny, Charity, and Trinity.

Dr. Crawford Accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on Sun. Dec. 19, 1993 and was Baptized in the name of the Father, Son & the Holy Ghost on Sun. Dec. 26, 1993.  He was licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ on Sun. Jan. 29, 1995.  Ordained to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ on Sunday, Jan. 17, 1998.

Dr. Crawford is the Senior Pastor of Center Baptist Church (CBC) in Gastonia, NC installed February 1999. We are in the midst of a Capital Funding Campaign, a Building Expansion, Remodeling and Renovation.  CBC THEME: It’s Time to Build Leadership & Ministry. (Exodus 35:20, 21 KJV)

Recently elected to the General Board of the General Baptist State Convention of NC, Inc. (October 2014).

Immediate Past Moderator of the Gaston County Missionary Baptist Association (29 churches) 2010 to 2014.

Director of Continuing Education – Henderson Christian University, Cramerton, NC.  Dr. Crawford teaches an Average 30 to 40 students per semester.

Past Vice President of the Shaw University Divinity School Alumni Association-Raleigh, NC.

General Broad Member of the General Baptist State Convention of NC Inc. Raleigh, NC.

Commissioner African American Heritage Commission for the State of NC, Raleigh, NC. Appointed by Gov. Bev Perdue; recommended by Senator Kathy Harrington.  Senate and House confirmed.

He holds the following Certificates & Degrees:

  • Certificate in Christian Ministry Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, NC class of 1997 Honors
  • Graduate of The Institute in Church Administration and Management Course sponsored by The Interdenominational Theological Center Atlanta, GA. 1997
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with two minors, one in Psychology and the other in Criminal Justice from Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. class of 2000 Honors
  • Master of Divinity Degree from Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh, NC. Class of 2004 Honors
  • Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree Henderson Christian University. Class of 2008
  • Doctor of Theology in Christian Education from Henderson Christian University. Class of 2010 Honors.