- To establish a Disciple Making Movement Lab that immerses people into disciple-making core values that enables the experience to be easily reproduced and sustained in any context. The DMM Lab hosts mission teams from around the United States and provides training and “hands-on” ministry opportunities. It also provides exposure training experiences for churches and individuals.
- To start a network of Discovery Bible Studies and simple churches. The Discovery Bible Studies and simple churches will target difficult-to-reach neighborhoods across the New Orleans metropolitan area.
Each ministry provides City Life NOLA access into the community. We not only meet needs in Jesus name, but we also use this opportunity to build relationships and identify persons of peace. Our prayer is that Discovery Bible Studies would be started through each ministry.
Meals and hygiene items are distributed to those in need in the New Orleans metropolitan area and Discovery Bible Studies are being started in multiple homeless camps.
Our teams pass out water to those living on the streets of New Orleans.
City Life NOLA provides a mobile coffee station, during the fall and winter months, for those living on the streets.
Prayer Walking & Community Clean-Up
City Life NOLA is meeting needs in multiple communities across New Orleans through prayer walking and trash-pickup.
Our teams provide face painting and balloon animals for children in local parks. We use this as an opportunity to build relationships with families.
About our Executive Director / Pastor
Dr. Jacob Crawford is the Director of City Life NOLA and has been married to his beautiful wife Allyson since 2006. They are both from Central Louisiana and have two precious daughters, Alyvia and Avynleigh. Jacob previously served for fifteen years as a church planter with the Louisiana Baptist Convention in Avoyelles Parish and he was also the Director of Missions for the Louisiana Baptist Association before he and his family moved to New Orleans in 2020 to start City Life Nola. His wife, Allyson, is a school teacher and is currently teaching at the St. Bernard Parish School District. The Crawfords have been involved in ministry for twenty years and Jacob has served internationally in Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico and Bolivia. Jacob has also recently completed his DEdMin from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.