Faith Inspires Founder Launches Online Prayer Intercessor Group For First Responders
Pastor Robert A. Crutchfield founder of Faith That Inspires Action yesterday created a new online based prayer intercessor group for first responders. The group the National First Responder Prayer Team
Has gained dozens of members from several states in just a day of existence. Pastor Crutchfield describes how he came up with the idea like this, ” We had the horrible tragedy in West, Texas earlier, then the fire service got hit again here in Houston on 5/31 when 4 firefighters died and thirteen were injured in just one incident. Then Sunday the we lost an incomprehensible number of firefighters outside Prescott. I got fed up with so many first responders hurting in so many places, and not being able to reach out to them. As a minister I know that prayer can reach everywhere. So The NFRPT was my answer, and I pray that it will be the answer for first responders and their prayer warriors throughout the country.”
Crutchfield comes by his concern for first responders naturally. At different times in the eighties he served as a disaster action team member with the American Red Cross, and as a military policeman in the Texas State Guard. In the nineties he served in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary where his duties spanned Aids to Navigation, Public Information, Public Education, Search and Rescue etc. More recently he served as chaplain of the Katy, Texas Fire & EMS Department.
He describes the mission of the National First Responder Prayer Team this way, ” Our mission is simple, to ensure that every first responder across this country who needs prayer gets it. We are here to “stand in the gap” for those who do so much to protect us.”
Crutchfield is also pastor of Compassion Church of Katy, a small new congregation in Katy, Texas. For more information about the National First Responder Prayer Team visit them at https://www.facebook.com/groups/firstresponderprayerteam/
- Sermon Notes: Robert’s Rules For Prayer (faithinspires.wordpress.com)
- Are You An Intercessor? (samuelatgilgal.wordpress.com)