Craig McCourt

Eden Prairie MN

For more than 25 years, Craig McCourt has ministered full time to youth and their families, using his remarkable teaching style to present biblical truths in ways that motivate change in believers’ lives. He is the founder of GodPonders Ministries, and the creator of, an online blog site to encourage students and their families to connect faith to everyday life. Over the years, Craig has spoken to hundreds of groups, both large and small. He has been blessed to have the opportunity to speak internationally as well as in many different places across the United States.

Shirley, Craig’s wife of 26 years, joins him as the GodPonders ministry grows. Shirley brings many years of camp and retreat experience to GodPonders, as well as a heart for ministering to women. Shirley and Craig live in Eden Prairie, just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and have two adult sons who also live near them. Most recently, Craig served as full-time Director of Youth and Adult Ministries at Cross View Lutheran Church in Edina, Minnesota.

The GodPonders mission: As disciples of Christ, we seek to use the stories of Scripture and life to proclaim the works of God and ponder what He has done, encouraging and equipping others to do the same.

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  • Work
    • GodPonders Ministries
  • Education
    • Concordia University Wisconsin