Dear Friends and Family,
I’d like to tell you about my brother, John Crumpler, a picture frame of living life well. John was born and raised in Lubbock, TX and has lived his whole life in the Hub City. He graduated from Lubbock Christian High School in 1975 and went on to Lubbock Christian University in the fall of that year. John was active in Koinonia and Meistersingers. He graduated from LCU in 1979 and went on to get his master’s degree from Texas Tech in Educational Counseling. John was an elder at the Broadway Church of Christ for 11 years and for 2 years at the Raintree Christian Church where he and his college sweetheart, Robbi (Blume) Crumpler, still attend. The couple has two children and two grandchildren.
John was diagnosed with ALS in the fall of 2018. If you do not know much about ALS beyond its nickname of Lou Gehrig’s disease, I would simply describe it as the most insidious evil ever devised by Satan himself. ALS slowly robs a person of all neuromuscular strength and function over time. ALS has no known cure. Yet John, confined to a wheelchair, still works full-time for the company started by our grandfather over 50 years ago. John is still going strong (sort of) and is still full of life, and humor, and spiritual influence. Robbi works full time for LCU as the executive assistant to Dr. Foy Mills. That is full-time work for both despite the challenges of ALS and all its debilitating effects.
John has always had a heart for youth ministry whether it was teaching youth classes, sponsoring youth events, or mentoring youth ministers at Broadway and Raintree. Robbi has spent over 25 years teaching young students. John’s passion for youth ministry and Robbi’s love of teaching has inspired our family to commit over $15,000 toward a perpetual scholarship at Lubbock Christian University designed to bless students that have dreams and plans in Youth Ministry or Education. John, Robbi, and the Crumpler family are calling on you to join us in this Kingdom endeavor.
Will you please prayerfully consider honoring John and LCU with your tax-free gift that will financially support LCU students with the resources needed to inspire and influence the next generation of young people to follow Christ with their whole hearts? Nothing will please John and our family more than to welcome more souls into the Kingdom of God because of your generosity.
Cliff (’77) and Mary Kay (Lynch) (‘75) Crumpler
John (’79) and Robbi (Blume) (’79) Crumpler