Craig Kraft


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7201 72 Street Unit 2
Delta, BC  V4G 1M5

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Location: Murfreesboro, TN


Director of Global Collaboration

Craig has a deep Christian heritage as a third-generation pastor and missionary. Craig’s grandfather was a Baptist pastor in California and helped support many missionaries and projects, including the launch of a pastoral training school in India that has been graduating students for fifty years. Craig’s father was also a pastor who transitioned to missions to launch Outreach Canada in 1984. As a young boy, Craig was always involved in the church and says he has more early memories of spending time at the church campus than at home.

It was during his college days at Northwest Baptist Seminary that he met and married Heather Collum. Craig and Heather entered ministry together in 1988 at Northstar Fellowship Church in Quesnel, BC. Craig served as an associate pastor for three years before being called as the lead pastor at Departure Bay Baptist Church and later West Edmonton Baptist Church. During his pastoral years Craig completed a Master of Arts in Religious Studies at ACTS Seminary at Trinity Western University. Fifteen years of pastoral ministry and graduate studies instilled a great passion for the church, leadership development, and church revitalization. Craig has also completed a Doctor of Intercultural Studies degree at the Asia Graduate School of Theology in Manila.

In 2003 Craig was invited to join Outreach Canada Ministries (OC) with the goal of serving as a missionary in Africa. Craig and Heather, along with their four sons, moved to Johannesburg in 2005, where he was involved in training pastors and church planters in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Eswatini. After three years in Africa the Krafts returned to Canada to assume the Executive Director role at OC.

Craig served as the director of OC for 15 years and saw the ministry grow from under twenty people to over one hundred and fifty staff, associates, and volunteers. The ministry has grown to include multiple teams making disciples in the church, community, workplace, academy, and the mission field. 

Since returning from Africa, Craig has been significantly involved in the development of the OC Global Alliance (OCGA), a partnership of fifteen mission sending organizations around the world. Craig was part of the original design team and has served in various capacities on the Guidance Team. In May 2023, Craig was asked to take on a new role as the Director for Global Collaboration for the OC Global Alliance.  Craig and Heather relocated to Murfreesboro, TN in the summer of 2023 to open the new OCGA Collaboration Hub office. Craig and Heather have four adult sons and four daughters-in-law who are devoted followers of Jesus Christ.


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