Meet the Team: Jesse Francis Crowley

Meet the Team: Jesse Francis Crowley

This post is part of a series called “Meet the Team” introducing you to our Generation LINK staff. We hope it will help you get to know Generation LINK staff members serving around the country a little better.

Who Am I?
Thirty some years ago in a forgotten Florida town, to a young couple just outside of their university experience, I was born.

(I apologize for the drama)

My father was a strict-ruled cop and my mother, a soft-hearted child therapist. Life was interesting. From my father I learned rules, from my mother I learned grace?and the importance of eating spinach. It wasn?t until the age of 16 that I came face to face with the reality of Jesus.

Transformation. Death to life.

I am now a Pastor in Miami. I have a lovely wife of 10 years and two precious girls who have taught me more in 3 years than the whole of my public education. I will always continue to learn and see the days before me as brighter and fuller than the days behind.

Generation Link and it?s future: Miami
Miami is a city in need. We have several large universities full of young people who need Jesus. Because of the make-up of some Miami campuses the students are unreached and unengaged.

The 2014 summer of Gen:Link is 6 weeks. Our focus is foundation building, gospel-saturating and leader equipping. As a team we are working alongside the ministry of a 3-year old church plant, Providence Road Church.

We still have room for several more applicants. If you are reading this you are being called.

Currently I am reading two books. Seven Story Mountain by Thomas Merton. This book is beautiful. It is the autobiography of a man who went through a life transformation, became a monk and devoted himself to contemplation. Beautiful poetry though slightly anti-protestant.

I?m also reading God?s Battalions by Rodney Stark. I have too many conversations where people bash on Christianity because of the Crusades?I picked this up because I am tired of being ignorant on the subject.

Spare time
What an interesting concept, spare time. Oh how I wish this was a regular reality in my life. When it happens, a good book, a conversation or an extremely embellished story are always well received.

When I have the chance I enjoy a cup of fine quality black coffee. The more the owner knows about the farm my coffee was picked, the better the coffee. I have my spots in Miami, ask and you shall receive.