Frank Crane was called to be SPC’s pastor in June of 1979 and faithfully served in that capacity for the next 30 years. He was born in the US but spent most of his youth in Chile, South America, where his parents were missionaries. He earned both his Master of Arts and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Covenant Seminary and then served pastorates in Newburgh, New York and Muncie, Indiana, before coming to SPC.
Frank arrived in Richmond when SPC was transitioning from its early years as a tight-knit church, made up of a few middle-aged families and many young couples, to its middle years as an expanding congregation of young families with young children. His gift of ministering to those families was of special value to the life of SPC during his three decades of service.