Craig Blair is a native of Montana and grew up in the local Flathead Valley town of Columbia Falls before attending college in Havre, MT. It was during his freshman year at college that Craig clearly heard the gospel and put his trust in Jesus Christ as his Savior. Following his graduation from college, Craig joined the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ (now known as Cru). He served as a staff member of Cru for 26 years, starting out in 1987 with a media team at their headquarters in San Bernadino, CA.
In 1993, after making several ministry trips to Russia, he worked as producer of a multi-media slide presentation called The Scarlet Thread of Redemption, developed specifically for outreach in Russia. Craig has lived overseas in Russia for a total of 9 years and has traveled extensively throughout the former Soviet Union. In addition to his work in multi-media and video production, he served six years on the High School Ministry team in Moscow, Russia, for which he also help to organize and run various English camps.
Craig returned to his hometown roots in the summer of 2013. Sensing the Lord’s call to pursue a staff position locally with YWAM, he completed his DTS at YWAM Montana – Lakeside and joined the MBI team in April 2014. Craig now serves full-time with the communications team. He is an avid photographer and loves the creative process of video editing, another skill he brings to the MBI team.