Grant joined Holy Trinity Chaplaincy in December 2015 with the mission to plant the new All Saints Anglican Church in Amersfoort, where he serves as their Chaplain, and will assist with ministry to Anglican Church Zwolle.
Prior to joining us, Grant has served as Team Vicar within Central Telford Parish, in Lichfield Diocese, with special responsibility for St Leonard’s Church in Malinslee and for St John’s Church in Lawley. He served there from 2007 to 2015.
Grant grew up in Cookstown, Northern Ireland. He received a Bachelor of Law (LLB) in Law and American Studies from Keele University, Staffordshire in 1996. He did his training for ordination at Cranmer Hall, St John’s College in Durham receiving a BA in Theology and Ministry in 2003. He also received a Master of Theology in Mission from Union Theological College, Queens University, Belfast in 2007. His dissertation topic was The impact of African Christianity upon the contemporary English Church.
Before that Grant served as a missionary for two years with Operation Mobilisation (OM) in Budapest with a Hungarian Reformed church mainly involved in youth discipleship and street evangelism from 1997-1999. He has also done shorter mission work in Edinburgh and in the Ukraine.
Grant has a Dutch wife, Jolanda, and two children, Callum and Thirza, ages 8 and 5. Jolanda also worked for OM and that is where she and Grant first met. She is from Friesland and has a large extended family here.
The Crowe family moved to Amersfoort in mid November, and they will join us for worship in Utrecht and Zwolle for a few weeks and then begin services in Amersfoort by December 20th, in time for Christmas.