James W. Crawford began his ministry at Old South Church in the spring of 1974. Upon his retirement in 2002, the congregation voted unanimously to grant him the honorary title Senior Minister Emeritus. He continues to compose sermons for an annual preacher’s liturgical resource, The Minister’s Manual, and to preach on occasion at Old South. Jim and his wife, Linda Lovett Crawford, have four children and fifteen grandchildren. They are avid travelers and devoted members of Red Sox Nation, and reside in Lincoln, MA.