Where did the name Crane Eater Community Church come from?

The name Crane Eater originated from a Native-American community in Gordon County. The area still exists on Red Bud Road approximately 2 miles near I-75.

What’s Crane Eater really like?

A number of words come to mind in answer to that question. Words that fit Crane Eater would be laid-back, authentic, biblical, spiritual, diverse, caring, contemporary, committed, evangelical, pentecostal, and charismatic.

What are the people like?

Crane Eater Community Church is diverse. The church resembles, to a great degree the community of which it is a part. There are people from different backgrounds. What is significantly different is that the people who make up the church are on a journey toward becoming passionately devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

What is Crane Eater’s worship like?

Our church has a contemporary worship style that utilizes and blends an updated arrangements of praise songs, modern music, and hymns to the accompaniment of the piano, drums, guitars, etc. However, the focus of our worship is not on being contemporary; rather it is on seeking God’s presence through the experience of authentic worship. This means worship for us is not a passive experience performed by the folks up front, but the people’s ministry to God.

What is the preaching like?

Every Sunday, Pastor Strickland delivers a dynamic message from God’s Word. It is an integration of biblical exposition and application. The ultimate aim of this teaching is to show how God can help in day to day living.

What does Crane Eater offer for children and youth?

In addition to offering a fully graded Sunday School program from nursery through senior high, Crane Eater is committed to ministering to children and youth. We also offer a dynamic AWANA program. Our Children’s Church is held every Sunday Morning and is truly phenomenal as well. One of Crane Eater’s four key goals is to minister to families. The church has a core of excellent volunteers who plan outings and other activities for children and their families.