Pastor Loritts committed his life to Christ during a Sunday morning service at the Community Church of God in Plainfield, NJ.
At the age of sixteen, Pastor Loritts acknowledged his calling to preach the gospel.
Pastor Loritts attended Philadelphia Biblical University (PBU), graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible with an emphasis on pastoral studies.
Pastor Loritts was ordained to the gospel ministry by the Christ Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA.
Pastor Loritts served as a national evangelist with the American Missionary Fellowship (AMF). During these years he traveled throughout the US and the Caribbean, preaching in churches and evangelistic outreaches.
Pastor Loritts served as an evangelist and church planter with the Urban Evangelistic Mission. Co-founded Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX. Founded Canton Bible Church in Canton, Mississippi. Continued to preach at churches and outreaches.
In 1978 Pastor Loritts and his wife Karen joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC) serving as a traveling speaker, ministering to both college students and the lay community. Crawford served as Associate Director, CCC-USA. In this capacity, he gave input to the overall direction of CCC in the US, mentored younger leaders, and served as a representative of the organization through his speaking and writing ministry.
Pastor Loritts currently serves as Senior Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA.
Pastor Loritts and Karen were married in May 1971. Karen speaks at marriage and family conferences with Crawford and she is a popular speaker at women's conferences and retreats. They have four adult children: Bryan, Heather, Bryndan, and Holly. They have eleven grandchildren.
Pastor Loritts' speaking engagements have included evangelistic outreaches, conferences, conventions, churches, colleges, and seminaries. He is a frequent speaker for professional sports teams, including three Super Bowls and the NCAA Final Four Chapel. He has spoken to gatherings of senior military officers at the Pentagon. He is a featured speaker at Promise Keepers men's conferences. He and his wife, Karen, are featured speakers at Family Life's marriage and parenting conferences. He is a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Pastor Loritts is also the host of "Living A Legacy", a daily radio program heard on 330 outlets by approximately 500,000 per week. livingalegacy.org
Pastor Loritts has written numerous articles and books, including: Unshaken, Leadership as an Identity, A Passionate Commitment, Never Walk Away, Make It Home Before Dark, Lessons From A Life Coach, Developing Character In Your Child (co-authored with his wife, Karen) and For A Time We Cannot See. His latest book (co-authored with his wife, Karen) is Your Marriage Today…And Tomorrow. Books are available on Amazon.com.
Campus Crusade for Christ, Family Life, and Chick-fil-A Inc.
Pastor Loritts holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Philadelphia Biblical University, a Doctor of Divinity from Biola University, a Doctor of Sacred Theology from Philadelphia Biblical University, a Doctor of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Letters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.