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Jon Crantz
Pastor of Community Life
I was born in Oakland, California and raised in Fresno by loving, Christian parents. I committed my life to Christ as a 20-year-old and almost immediately felt the call of God to pursue seminary education. My wife Holly and I met in college and have been married for almost 25 years. We have two sons, Elliott and Oliver, who keep us active and bring us such joy. My education includes a B.A. in Linguistics from California State University, Fresno. I also have a Masters of Divinity degree and Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.


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Describe your job in 10 words or fewer.

Pastor, adviser, counselor, teacher, preacher, developer, supervisor, motivator, listener & supporter.

What’s one of your favorite scriptures?

Matthew 6:33

What are your top 3 favorite movies?

Three Amigos

What is your hidden talent or fun fact about you?

I have been playing the guitar for 30 years.

What is the best thing about Houston?

The people (and the food)

What drew you to your current role/ministry?

The call of God to serve at FPC

What do you enjoy most about being on staff at FPC?

We simultaneously are passionate about the Gospel and love to have fun

Most memorable FPC moment?

(I can’t just pick one)

Favorite workday lunch spot?

Ono Poke

What year did you start working at FPC?


What is your go-to Chick-Fil-A order?

12 count nugget with honey mustard sauce

If you could have dinner with anyone (past, present, or future) who would it be and why?

Will Ferrell – I would laugh throughout the entire meal

Who is your favorite author?

Dallas Willard/Eugene Peterson

What is something God has been teaching you lately?

Patience and trust.

What music are you listening to right now?

Robbie Seay Band

What is your favorite TV show or movie?

The Office

What is one of the most memorable experiences of your life?

Witnessing (in person) Mount St. Helens erupting, May 18, 1980

What inspires you?

Kindness, honesty, loyalty, and humility.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Baskin Robbins Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup