Pastor Johnny Crane & Family

Pastor Johnny Crane grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi in a pastor's home. He accepted Christ as his Savior on January 17, 2004, at the age of 13. He studied Pastoral Theology at Hyles-Anderson College, where he met his wife, Emily. They were married in April of 2011, and have four children, Carly, Carson, Cohen and Caroline.

Pastor Johnny was on staff at his home church in Gulfport for 7 years, where he served as pastor for the children's, youth, music, and young adults ministries.


As a young man, he felt as though God was working on his heart about the call to pastor. On May 21, 2017, the members of Blackford Baptist Temple unanimously voted Mr. Johnny Crane to become their next pastor. He officially became the pastor of Blackford Baptist Temple on June 18, 2017, where he is currently ministering to the people of Blackford County.