Everyone at The Church Page was delighted to hear that Stephen Crawford, the Founder and Director of Coaching For Christ, was awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M) for Services to Young People.
Stephen established Coaching For Christ in 2004 after a call from God to use the median of football to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and see lives and communities transformed by Christ through football. Coaching For Christ has now reached over 750,000 people with the Gospel message and seen 1000’s of young people put their trust in Jesus.
It would be true to say that Coaching For Christ is now one of the most widely recognised Christian mission organisations in Northern Ireland thanks to its life-changing work in schools, churches and other groups both at home and overseas.
Since news of his award broke just after New Year, many people have been quick to congratulate Stephen on the award of his medal. However, the modest Ahoghill man is keen to pay tribute to his team at Coaching For Christ and the Saviour who called him to this work.
Stephen told The Church Page: “I was very shocked and surprised but very honoured to receive the B.E.M. What has been accomplished is very much a team effort on the part of everyone involved in Coaching For Christ. All the honour and glory goes to God for what He has allowed us to do in His Kingdom.”
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