Joshua Crans

Providence Church, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
Lead Church Planter, Lead Church Planter
Coatesville Pennsylvania, Coatesville Pennsylvania
Providence Church
March 18

About My Family

God called our family to plant Providence Church Coatesville. I love our community and have been serving the Lord here for most of my life. I love watching, coaching and playing basketball. I love the 76ers and the Super Bowl champion Eagles!
My wife, Jordan, and I have been married for 12 years, and we have two children: Eden (9) and Josh (6). My favorite Scripture verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24: "Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely. And may your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will do it."

About My Church Plant

We planted Providence Church Coatesville in March 2017. Our mission and vision are simple. We exist for the glory of God. Our mission is to see people grow in their faith, hope and love for Jesus Christ. Our vision is to see every man, woman and child have repeated opportunities to hear, see and respond to the gospel, ultimately leading to heart and community transformation.

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Pray that people will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Pray that we will make disciples in our neighborhood. Pray for unity in Christ through the diversity the Lord has blessed us with. Pray that the Lord will continue to provide for our every need as a church. Pray that we will be a light to the world and a faithful example of the the body of Christ.


Pray. Visit: We gather every Sunday evening at 6:00 at 570 Olive St. Coatesville, Pa. Give toward the work God is doing in the City of Coatesville. Bring a missions team, and serve with us!
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Fund ID: 335M0C-Crans,Joshua