Beth Crosby grew up in the Twin Cities metro area but also calls northern Wisconsin home. Beth’s interest in the performing arts developed early in life, as well as her talents in music and acting. Throughout her schooling, Beth performed in numerous community and professional productions in the Midwest and ultimately earned her bachelor’s degree in music at Minnesota State University in Mankato. She currently resides in Minnesota Lake, Minnesota.
Beth accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1991 and since then has been active in Christian radio and music ministry throughout the Midwest. She is the host of “Kinship Word in Song,” and the nightly program "Wings of Worship" on Kinship Christian Radio, a network of stations serving southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Musically, Beth has released two albums and ministers regularly as a solo artist in both concert and women’s ministry settings. Beth is also a sought-after worship leader and conference speaker, offering her talents in music, humor and encouragement to minister the love of God to those she meets.
“One of the greatest things I enjoy is to see people drawn nearer to the heart of God,” Beth recalls. “I love to see people be touched in a fresh, new way during a ministry time, and I love to see how the Holy Spirit can turn words I say or songs I sing into a vehicle for transformation in a person’s heart.” Beth’s one desire is to see people brought into true relationship with the Lord, and her heart for the Lord and His people is evident in every aspect of her ministry.
Fun Facts about Beth...
Birthday: March 3
Family: My parents, my brother, his wonderful wife and their three adorable girls. (I love being Aunt Beth!)
Pets: My Yorkie, Zoey, is my pride and joy!
First Job: I was a clerk at a gas station near our home for about a week - I was fired along with the rest of the station's staff because of months of ongoing theft problems at the station. (I was the one that was robbed of my job!) After that, I worked at Domino's Pizza as a cook.
Favorite Movies: The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Music: I love the music of Jason Gray, Margaret Becker, Shannon Wexelberg and many, many others!
Favorite Food: Anything Italian...
Favorite Dessert: The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard at Dairy Queen. Well, anything chocolate for that matter....
Favorite Books: Anything by Max Lucado or Philip Yancey
Places I Love: Northern Wisconsin, especially sitting on the deck of our family's cabin watching the deer come out in the evening to feed. There's no place more peaceful than that.
Life Verse: Isaiah 41:10 - "Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you. I will hold you up with the right hand of My righteousness."
What people are saying about Beth...
"As co-chairperson of Cross of Glory Lutheran Church WELCA, it was my responsibility to find a guest to share at our guest night. God surely answered my prayers by having Beth Crosby come and share with us.
Not only is she gifted musically but with humor and honesty Beth communicated how a personal relationship with Christ has changed her life. God touched my heart by the way Beth shared her personal testimony, and adding music only deepened the experience.
I would highly recommend Beth to come and share at your event. You will be incredibly blessed just as I was!"
-- DeeAnn Berglund
"I've personally known Beth for four years and have not only had occasions to talk one-on-one about her ministry, faith journey and history, but have invited her to share her ministry of song at Peace United Church of Christ more than once. I find Beth to be a real gift to any congregation who invites and welcomes her through their doors."
-- Pastor Susan K. Cline
"I just wanted to say thank you, Beth. You came to my church a while back, and you have been by far the most encouraging speaker to me since we have been there. You spoke right to my heart as well as my kids and husband. That means a lot. I would love to see you come again and do a ladies event for us. I love the altar time with you. Jesus works through you, Beth. Thanks for being his servant."
-- Cheryl, Mason City, IA
"I so appreciate Beth's honesty and how she moves through songs telling of her life as she seeks to know God more every day. By her candor she allows her humanness to come alive as she relates her challenges. Keep it coming, Beth!"
-- Carolyn A.
"I love to listen to Beth... she's so common and open about her life. Little struggles and problems that you might hesitate sharing, she brings them into the light of Christ. Some people try to be big stuff - the "holier than thou" type - but she's so human. I really like her ministry."
-- Deanna H.