Born to Bishop L and Pastor DM Crossfield, Bishop-Elect Crossfield is the fourth of five children. He was always a quiet child while growing up and spent a lot of his time playing music. Pastor Lloyd gave his life to the Lord in his mid-teen years. His passion for music was strengthened whilst playing the bass for a prolific gospel group in the 1980s, made up of his sisters and his cousins. The group was called the ‘Trumpets of Zion’.
Bishop-Elect Crossfield worked in industry as an Accounts Biller for many years; however, it was in 1997 that God called him to be a Pastor. He was ordained in 1999; left industry at the end of 2001 and went into full time ministry in January 2002.
Whilst leading the church, Bishop-Elect Crossfield has been a volunteer chaplain at Feltham Young Offenders as part of the “Sycamore Tree” programme for Restorative Justice. This helps young offenders to reflect on their crimes and the ripple effect it has within the family and the community.
Bishop-Elect Crossfield is also a musician, with the Hammond organ and the bass guitar being his main instruments.
His gifting as a musician has enabled him to work in schools with young people, supporting them with their music GCSE compositions, as well as training school choirs. He was the teacher and conductor for the school that won BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the year 2009. He is also a prolific song writer.
The ethos of Bishop-Elect Crossfield’s ministry has been driven by the word that God gave to him from Isaiah 61:1 that has been encapsulated in three words: ‘Appointed, Anointed & Sent’. This deals with the holistic approach to supporting the body of Christ – physically, mentally and spiritually. He preaches and teaches at conventions, retreats, seminars and church gatherings across the UK and in Jamaica.
In December 2019 he as appointed Bishop-Elect (see Press Release for more details).