Saturday, August 25, 2012

Elected to Baker County Commission

In 1984 I felt the call to public service and made a run for the Baker County Commission and was elected.  During my first meeting on the commission I was elected as Chairman at the ripe-old age of 26.  (See the Flashback 1984 video)

Last year I began to sense the Lord again leading me toward entering the race for county commissionerAfter much prayer on the subject by myself and many others I entered the race in April of this year.  Our campaign was not well financed and we had a small number of volunteers.  A simple gallbladder surgery in May turned out to be not-so-simple and I'm sure some political pundits saw this as a political setback, but God had other plans.

As the campaign moved forward it began to resemble a "David and Goliath" scenario as we operated on a shoestring budget, but God had other plans. (Listen to our David and Goliath commercial below)

During the weeks leading up to the election I spoke with many citizens and spent many hours waving at passing motorists in various areas of Baker County.  Some of my supporters were worried that our efforts might not be enough, but God had other plans!

On Tuesday, August 14, 2012 the voters of Baker County elected James "The Giant" Croft to the District 1 County Commission seat with 53% of the vote! God deserves all of the glory, honor and praise!!

Twenty-eight years after taking my first Oath of Office, on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, I will be sworn-in to begin another four-year term on the Board of Commissioners.  I sincerely ask for your prayers as I begin this new journey of service.

PLEASE NOTE: The various ministries of James Croft Evangelistic Association will continue; i.e. preaching, JOY Box, Ghana mission, etc.  Your prayerful and financial support of the JCEA is vital to our continuing to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world!

Below you will find videos and additional links about the campaign.

Baker County Press video "Candidate Reactions"

"David and Goliath" radio commercial

Thursday, August 23, 2012

FBC Olustee Sunday

I will be preaching at First Baptist Church of Olustee, Florida on Sunday, August 26th at 11am and 6pm.  The church is now searching for a pastor.  First Baptist Church is located at 23311 Lakeside Lane in Olustee, Florida. Please be in prayer for these services and the search for a new pastor.

Sunday, August 12, 2012