Executive Director and Founder
David provides Operation Inasmuch with overall organizational leadership, new service development, church recruiting, church training, and fundraising.
David served nearly 30 years as a pastor and senior pastor in various church settings. He and the leaders of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC, inaugurated the first two Inasmuch Days in 1995. The success of these events led Dr. Crocker to write the books Operation Inasmuch: Mobilizing Believers Beyond the Walls of the Church and The Samaritan Way: Lifestyle Compassion Ministry in order to encourage and equip churches to serve their communities with compassion.
David felt called to found Operation Inasmuch, Inc., as a nonprofit ministry in 2006 after serving several years as Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. David has published numerous articles and received the L.B. and Mabel Reavis Scholar Award from Campbell University in 1999 in recognition of contributions made to Christian ministry. He served as Trustee of Carson-Newman College and in various leadership roles in the Baptist State Conventions of North Carolina and Tennessee. David received his MDiv and DMin from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his BA from Belmont University.
Becky is responsible for the financials, human resource administration, resource sales management, general office administration, event management, and ongoing church communications and reporting.
Becky’s career straddles the retail and nonprofit worlds. She managed several large ($3M) specialty retail departments for Proffitt’s, served as special events director for 32 department stores, and worked for the City Ballet of Knoxville as well as the March of Dimes. Becky is a life-long volunteer having served as President of Akima, Chair of KidsFest at Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival, and a volunteer with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Knox Area Rescue Ministries, and the Ronald McDonald House — to name a few. She also serves as outreach chairman of her parish, Church of the Good Shepherd. Becky graduated from the University of Tennessee.
Director of Church Relations
Janice is responsible for maintaining relationships with churches that plan to or have conducted an Inasmuch event. She provides telephone assistance for churches as they plan their Inasmuch Day or Inasmuch United. She also follows up with churches after an event. As a member of the Operation Inasmuch Prayer Team, Janice ensures that individual church prayer requests are honored.
Janice first became involved in Operation Inasmuch as a congregant at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City when Dr. Crocker introduced the ministry to the church. After volunteering with Operation Inasmuch for a number of years, Janice joined the staff. Her career as an educator includes preschool and elementary education. Janice also taught adult literacy and GED courses in Knoxville’s inner city, worked at the University of Tennessee, and was on the staff of the Knoxville-area Head Start program. She has served many years as a volunteer in her church, as well. Janice received her BS in Education at the University of Tennessee where she also took post-graduate courses.