Don Crawford Sr.

The Chatbot and The Church

February 26, 2024

Inevitable, was it not my fellow Christians, that artificial intelligence, the so-called AI would step into the pulpit? This people-replacer, so say the experts, can be either friend or foe. It can either be an aid to the pastor in terms of preparation and time, like the concordance, the wrap-opt, the microphone, and existing sophisticated bible research software; or say the foes, AI can actually write the sermon for the pastor. If the sermon originates from a non-human source, why bother to go to church at all? The potentiality for AI use can be addictive to any pastor, to any Christian preparing materials looking for a shortcut, unwilling to invest the time for real human preparation, a God-required responsibility of any pastor, at least to this point. It is, in the words of one Jared Bridges, where: AI IS COMING FOR YOUR PASTOR!

About The CRAWFORD STAND Podcast

For over sixty-years, Crawford Broadcasting Company has been one of the nation’s leaders in directing and impacting Christians and Conservative audiences through the wonderful service known as radio. Our broadcasts, or “Wordcasts” on most of our stations, continuously disseminating God’s authoritative message, while also aggressively providing essential information about our staunch conservative beliefs and causes. We have been wonderfully blessed to do so for well over half of a century. Founded by Percy B. Crawford in the late 50s, CBC currently owns and operates 22 radio stations, including 9 FM and 13 AM in ten different major markets. In addition, it connects with hundreds of thousands of people every day, not just through its powerful stations, but via other digital media platforms including informative websites, streaming, podcasting, and social media.

About Don Crawford Sr.

Donald B. Crawford Sr., the oldest son of Dr. Percy Crawford, took over the company in 1961 and with strategic acquisitions over the years grew the company into what it is today, including purchasing the mammoth Christian blowtorch, KBRT(AM) in Los Angeles. For several years the company was powered by six major stations that comprised the core of Crawford Broadcasting. 

From 1991-1999, key CBC radio station purchases included radio stations in Portland, Oregon, San Francisco, Denver, St. Louis, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Chicago, and Birmingham. 

The mission of Crawford continues with strong vision, thanks to the current leadership of Percy’s grandson and company Regional Manager, Don Crawford Jr., along side the other stalwart Regional Managers, Frank Franciosi, Mike Triem, and Brett Larson.  

Amazingly blessed to own and operate 9 FM and 13 AM radio stations in 10 different markets, Crawford continues to build on its rich spiritual heritage, incessantly honoring and protecting God and Country, while also soundly adapting to new, magnificent digital media innovation so to better and faster connect to and with our beloved faithful listeners.