Christian Crusaders

We proclaim Jesus Christ as Savior and Redeemer of the world. Each week, we broadcast a new thirty-minute worship service featuring a Scripture reading, insightful music, and a powerful, relevant, and concise gospel message.

About our Speakers

Steve Kramer

Steve Kramer was senior pastor of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Afton, Minnesota for more than 32 years. Now retired from full-time pastoral ministry, he delivers the majority of our sermons. Joining Christian Crusaders in 2005, Steve’s mission is to tell as many people as he can about Jesus.

After graduating from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Steve attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Steve and his wife, Julie, have two adult children and three grandsons.

Lee Laaveg

Lee Laaveg, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer, Iowa, joined the staff of Christian Crusaders in 2015 as associate speaker. His passion is to help people discover grace through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

An alumni of Augustana College, Lee graduated from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He and his wife, Denise, have four married, adult children and eight grandchildren!

100% Donation Supported

Christian Crusaders is a nonprofit that relies entirely on listener support. Generous donations from our listeners have kept this ministry alive for eighty years!

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Staff and Board of Directors

Christian Crusaders is served by an nine-member Board of Directors who meet quarterly to set policy and make decisions based on the mission of the ministry. Each member also serves on at least one of five standing committees: Communications, Executive, Finance, Personnel, and Planning.

A staff of two full-time employees (an Executive Director and a Technical Editor), and a part-time Development Director manage the daily and overall functions and responsibilities of the ministry. Volunteers help with mailings and other tasks as needed.

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