FaithBuilders Blog/Podcast is a ministry of Faith Church of the Nazarene in Jacksonville, North Carolina (the home of the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune). FaithBuilders began in 2002 as a 3-minute radio program aired locally in Jacksonville. It is now being published to a world-wide audience (of two or so, maybe) through the cooperation and generosity of www.wordpress.com, audacity.sourceforge.net, www.feedburners.com, and www.itunes.com.

Bill Crane has been the pastor of Faith Church of the Nazarene (the greatest group of folks in the world!) since August of 1995, having served as a pastor full-time since 1991. Bill is a published author of Christian Education material, a tenor saxophone player, and a webmaster of four websites (down from 5, thankfully!). He has lived in West Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina and North Carolina and has visited all the states east of the Mississippi river, plus Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, plus the Canadian Provinces from Ontario east (Whew!). He has hiked the tallest mountain in Vermont, ridden “The Beast” at Kings Island (Cincinnati), played soccer (badly) with children in Bolivia (while there to help build a church), has helped remodel a church in Paris, France, preached in a church in Versailles, France and (drumroll,please) watched a rainbow over the English Channel from the American Cemetary on Omaha Beach in Normandy as they lowered the American flag at sunset while a bugle played (It really was a moving moment! Seriously! Here’s the picture he took as it happened…).

Lowering Flag at American Cemetary - Omaha Beach, Normandy, France

Lowering Flag at American Cemetery - Omaha Beach, Normandy, France

His greatest joy, however, is being a husband to his wife and father to his daughter.

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