We are delighted to announce that Kenny Crawford is joining the team bringing support to the professional world of golf.
Kenny, a BBC Sport journalist who has been involved with Christians in Sport for many years, takes over from Ken Revie on the European Tour. Ken has retired after 10 years in the role.
The travelling lifestyle of a Tour golfer means regular and significant times away from local church community and teaching, making it difficult for churches to support and reach them.
The appointment of Kenny comes at the start of an exciting year ahead for the growing LOGOS golf ministry of which Christians in Sport took over leadership in 2017. Kenny will work alongside Alison Nicholas and Vincent Brown. Between them, they will travel on three professional tours (European Tour, Ladies European Tour and Tartan Tour) to offer their support in 2018.
Kenny (pictured) said: “I’m so pleased and grateful to be given this opportunity to help LOGOS and Christians in Sport on the European Tour. The circumstances which led to it happening have given me a settled belief that it is the right path to pursue. It is sure to be interesting and exciting, yet challenging too. I can see how the life experiences I’ve had so far have all helped to form a blend of attributes that God can graciously use. My love for golf, people and Christ will hopefully shine through.”
Kenny is married to Amy and they have a daughter called Jessica, who will turn two in May. He is one of eight elders at Cartsbridge Evangelical Church in Busby, Glasgow, and a regular preacher for both the whole congregation and at the youth fellowship. Between 2009 and 2011, he attended a part-time theology course at Tilsley Bible College in Motherwell.
He added: “Since 2012, I’ve worked as a sports journalist at BBC Sport Scotland. I thoroughly enjoy it and hope to continue in that career as well. Through it I have built up good, personal relationships with several golfers. Hopefully the roles with LOGOS and BBC Sport Scotland can work alongside each other well, as we go forward.”
Christians in Sport General Director Graham Daniels said: “We are delighted that Kenny has made himself available to travel on the European Tour. Kenny’s theological training and understanding of the professional world of golf makes him a perfect fit to build upon the lasting-legacy left by Ken Revie during his 10 years of service on the Tour.’’
Alison Nicholas (left) and Vincent Brown are LOGOS’ representatives on the Ladies European Tour and Tartan Tour respectively
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