Stories in the Missional Journey of Bruce & Deborah Crowe

About Us

“Behold, I say to you,lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.” John 4:35

Hi there! We’re Bruce & Deb Crowe. We live in Rzhyschiv, Ukraine. We’ve been here since 2007. Our sending church is Grace City in Longview, Texas. We’re both graduates of Christ for the Nations. Bruce is ordained through Full Gospel Fellowship, and is currently completing his Masters in Global Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary.

We love Jesus, community and anything that promotes the beauty of our wonderful Creator!

We started our journey working with a traditional church plant and soon realized it wasn’t for us. God is doing something unique in Ukraine, and the hunger outside the four walls of institutional religion is very real. We began to pray for a fresh approach to being ‘salt and light’ in our town. In 2014 we founded Lighthouse Cafe. Through this missional platform, we’re focused on the spiritual formation of new disciples and the mobilization of the church.

Our focus is the reign of Jesus in every sphere of culture. To see the Kingdom come into the world, not try and rally people into Sunday gatherings. We believe that to the degree believers are sharing in the love of God, and actively giving it away, they are the body of Christ on earth. The Slavic culture is ready to experience a deeper level of community and mission than what the Orthodox and current protestant reflections of church are providing our generation.

We believe the mission remains the same, but the models should be continually re-imagined, and held loosely. We believe the Spirit brings life, not forms, or legalisms. We believe the authoritative, inspired Word of God is ultimately a Person and His name is Jesus!

In 2017 we became directors of Mir Ministries, a non-profit with a history across the Russian speaking world. Our focus has grown to include widows feeding programs in Ukraine & Belarus, creative arts projects, and leadership development.

We’re actively connecting with all who are hungry to build agile platforms, businesses and ministries that reveal the passionate love of Jesus over broken humanity. We believe that sharing our collective resources for the Kingdom more closely reveals the heart of the Father than isolated religion.

Give us a call, drop us an email. Let’s have some coffee 🙂

Bruce & Deb Crowe


  1. Brittaney

    Coming from a big family (there’s 8 kids!) it is so encouraging to see a big family involved in full-time missions!! Thank you for being an example in that it is possible to have a large family in missions! (:

  2. Danny Smith

    Thank God for your desire to serve our Lord in Ukraine. Thanks for the updates. Be strong and courageous. We continue to pray for your family and the Ukrainian people to enjoy the grace, peace and mercy that is found in our Lord Jesus.

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