Pastors' Memoirs

Joseph Wayne Crews, 1955-2002

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  Wayne Crews lived life to the fullest! He was active in the church all of his life, even prior to ministry. He was a graduate of Averett College and Virginia Union Theological Seminary.

  Wayne was ordained a Probationary Member of the Virginia Conference in 1992 and into Full Connection in 1995. He served the Patrick Charge from 1989-1995, and Mount Olivet Church in Danville from 1995 until his death in 2002.

  Wayne possessed a true pastor’s heart. There was a passion for filling people’s needs. He was a very gifted musician as well as a superb communicator. Wayne was simplistic, humble, yet deep in his faith. He touched the lives of countless people, far beyond the walls of his congregation. All who knew him are richer for it!

  In closing, Wayne was also devoted to his family and countless friends. He is greatly missed, but his legacy will always be with us. Wayne would always sign his correspondence with "Keep The Faith" . . .and that was the synopsis of his life!

— Darrell T. Campbell



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