Pastor Brian Crane was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of Maryland, College Park, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics in 1995. He spent eight years with the Federal Government in Washington, D.C., before enrolling at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He received his Master of Divinity degree from there in 2007.
Pastor Crane’s first call was to St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert, Wisconsin, where he served as pastor from 2007 to 2013. During part of that time, Pastor Crane was also a Chaplain in the United States Army Reserve in Green Bay, Wisconsin, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 2012. In April 2013, he returned to Fort Wayne to work on the staff of Concordia Theological Seminary. In June 2015, he became the pastor of St. John Lutheran Church (Quincy) and United in Christ Lutheran Church (Dellwood) in Adams County, Wisconsin. Pastor Crane then became the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Racine, Wisconsin, serving there from September 2017 to September 2022 until he was called to be the pastor of Eternal Life Lutheran Church in Mesa, Arizona. He was installed as the pastor of Eternal Life on October 9, 2022.
Pastor Crane and his wife, Tabitha, have been married since 1994. They have one daughter, Annika, who is a Registered Nurse in Arizona. During his free time, Pastor Crane enjoys hiking, playing golf and bridge, and spending time with his family.