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ABOUT US

WE'RE THE CRENSHAW'S!

The way God brought our family together is a story of redemption. We have experienced God's healing and redemption in powerful ways, and our hope is to point others toward that same Redeemer. 

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In order to minister to those who are in the midst of suffering, it helps if you understanding suffering yourself. Joe and Miranda have both been through the fire, but fully believe God "restores the years that the locusts have stolen" (Joel 2:25). 

In 2019, Miranda lost her oldest daughter Audrya to a 13 year battle with a heart defect. The grief was and is overwhelming at times, but God has strengthened Miranda's faith in Him as a result. 

For 6 years, God took Joe through a difficult marriage that made Him question God's goodness altogether. By God's grace, the fire ignited Joe's passion for Christ even further. 

Here we are. Worshippers. Broken together. Deeply burdened for the lost, and eager to comfort others in their affliction. 

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OUR STORY

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WHY DON'T CHRISTIANS OWN THE STREETS?!

We knew we wanted to pursue full-time ministry. We just didn't know how soon. 

God gave us the vision on our honeymoon. We were on the rooftop pool in downtown Dallas. We heard loud music down below, that sounded like a concert. When we went to the edge of the pool, we looked over and saw a Hispanic church having a worship service outside the police station. 

We paused the honeymoon, and stood on the roof praising with them for about 30 minutes. The evangelist made a statement that struck us both. 

"Gangs own the streets! Drug addicts own the streets! Homeless people own the streets. Black Lives Matter owns the streets. 

WHY DON'T CHRISTIANS OWN THE STREETS?!"

At that moment, we knew we were being called to the streets. 

OUR MISSION

 LUTC exists to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the darkest corners of the streets, where the local church isn’t prepared to minister.  

OUR VISION

WORSHIP MUSIC has a spiritual power and authority that is able to break through spiritual walls and tear them down. Specifically, our vision is to host worship events in the dark areas of the streets, train volunteers and counselors to engage those that stop with the gospel, and to connect them to partner ministries for resources and discipleship.