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Marvin Crawford

Marvin Crawford

Director of Music and the Artsoffice: (970) 482-6107mobile: (970) 631-4402

Marv has had a distinguished career as a full-time church musician for 46 years. He has served large churches in New Jersey, Oregon, Idaho, Virginia, and Colorado. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and a Master of Music degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Conducting from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. He subsequently earned an Advanced Graduate Certificate of Worship Studies from the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Florida. Marv also serves as the Conductor and Artistic Director for Northern Colorado’s premier ringing ensemble, Bells of the Rockies.

It is clear that Marv’s number one passion is to use music as a vehicle to reach people for the Kingdom. Marv also enjoys travel and, with a variety of ensembles, has led tours in countless US cities, Canada, and Great Britain.

Marv and his favorite accompanist, Alice, recently celebrated 45 years of marriage and dream of taking a riverboat cruise through Europe.

Favorite scripture:

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

He said, “Go and tell this people:

“‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;  be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’”     —Isaiah 6:1-9