Here's the truth*, the whole truth*, and nothing but the truth*


*truth: slightly altered facts about myself to bolster the idea of me being a "really cool guy"


Ministry accounts :

@waketroy - high school ministry (twitter, insta, FB)
@oasistroy - middle school ministry (insta, FB)
@woodsidetroy - the church (twitter, insta, FB)

Click the icons for my personal accounts ->


My name is Joe Crabb and I am the Lead Student Pastor at Woodside Bible Church in Troy, Michigan and the co-host of the Multi-Multi Podcast, where we talk about the multitude of multi-site student ministries. Woodside is multi-site, non-denominational, church with 14 campuses and 10,000+ active members.  My role is to pastor the students & lead the student ministry staff at our main campus in Troy. I grew up at Woodside and it is nothing short of a joy to have seen throughout the years the faithful work that God has done and to be a part of that work. 

My hope with this blog is to share with you what God has taught me about student ministry (especially multi-site) and to hopefully be able to provide some insight and ideas along the way.

A few other things about myself; my wife, Robin, and I have been married since June of 2013 and according to Robin "our house became a home" when our sweet daughter Virginia James born in February 2018.

I love spending time with the two of them, sharing laughs with friends, listening to Rayland Baxter, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers, and I'm beginning to get to the point where I've been in ministry longer than most of my students have been yeah, there's that. There's more stuff you'll find out about me a long the way but for now let's wrap.