Our
Senior Pastor

Pastor Dale L. Crawley, Sr.

Reverend Dale L. Crawley Sr. serves as the Senior Pastor of the Keeping It Real Christian Fellowship of Philadelphia, PA. (Formerly Childs Memorial Baptist Church)

Coupled with the support of his wife Rev. Dr. Deborah Crawley, Rev. Crawley has been the Senior Pastor of this dynamic urban ministry since 1999. He was licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 1993, and later ordained at the Christ Baptist Church of Burlington, NJ were he faithfully served as the Director of Outreach Ministries.

Rev. Crawley attended and majored in Business Administration at the Pennsylvania State University, and Pastoral Theology and Biblical Studies at The Harvest Bible Institute. Holding an assortment of Certifications from Biblical Counseling to Doctrinal Teaching, Pastor Crawley’s motto is: “I’m a sinner saved by grace” – “But by the grace of God I am what I am …” 1Corinthians 15:10.

In September of 1999, Rev. Crawley “was divinely called” and accepted God’s assignment becoming Childs Memorial Baptist Church’s 6th pastor. Bringing vision and promoting purpose, Pastor Crawley has led the church through many transformational changes making it one of Philadelphia’s most contagious churches. Now called KEEPING IT REAL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, the church continues to grow promoting the motto: “A Church With A Message You Can Understand, And People You Can Relate To”.

Humility, integrity and compassion best describe the ministry of Pastor Dale Crawley Sr. Under his inspirational leadership, the church’s active membership has grown significantly to increase to multiple worship services and has expanded to over 50 operating church ministries that meet the diverse needs of the congregation and community. Pastor Crawley is also the founder and CEO of Kingdom and Community Connections (KCC) A Non-profit community development corporation.

Pastor Crawley is a spirit-filled preacher/teacher of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Adopting a no-nonsense practical approach to ministry, Pastor Crawley articulates the strong challenge to “practical while biblical” Christian living … in fulfilling God’s kingdom agenda.

Pastor Crawley and his loving wife of 41 years have two children, and enjoy family life and spending time with their grandchildren.