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Ted Crump - Pastoral resident

I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to loving parents who raised my older brother and me according to traditional Christian values. After high school, I attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, where I graduated in 2007 with a BS in Management.  Over the next five years, I served on active duty as an Intelligence Officer in the Air Force before separating from the military in order to become a missionary in Africa.  Before leaving, however, close friends introduced me to my wife Tina.  We were married in 2013, then moved to Swaziland together to serve at an orphanage called Pasture Valley Children’s Home. 

Through that experience, God  gave us a desire to pursue life-long, vocational ministry.  We moved back to the United States in 2017 so I could attend Dallas Theological Seminary.  I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in theology.  Tina and I have two sons, Judah and Roman. 

As we become more a part of Eastside, our prayer is that we all will reveal the grace and truth of Jesus Christ through our love for Him, each other, and the larger community in which we live.