Ellis Craft grew up in Thailand and the Philippines, where his parents were missionaries. Upon returning to the United States for college, he attended Moody Bible Institute and University of Illinois Chicago, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. He then did his Master's work in Community Development at North Park University and worked two years on the Southside of Chicago.
The next 10 years were spent developing his skills while working with the largest Illinois non-profit provider of services for people with disabilities. The first eight years were spent in management, and the last two years focused on Staff Development and Training. Sensing a deep call to church ministry, Ellis returned to Moody in 2016 to attend Moody Theological Seminary. His Master’s program in Ministry Leadership was completed in Summer 2018.
Ellis serves Reach A Village as International Ministry Director for Southeast Asia, interacting with our ministry partners overseas. He assists with managing finances and reporting.