Joshua Croom is 23 years old and Merribrooke Croom is 22. Josh was born and raised in Memphis, TN and Merribrooke came to Memphis when she was still a child. Josh and Merribrooke married in March of 2014 and have continued to reside in Memphis. Merribrooke graduated from the University of Memphis in May 2016 with a degree in Elementary Education. Josh also graduated from the University of Memphis in August of 2016 with a degree in Accounting. Their prayer concerning college was that the education they gained would help them advance His kingdom around the world. The Crooms have been attending Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, TN for many years and are serving out in Memphis through Bellevue.
In October 2016, God blessed the Crooms with their first daughter, Ella Jane. He blessed them doubly by giving them their second, Clara Anne, in November 2017. They cannot wait to see how the Lord works in and through them as they seek to intentionally live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Both Merribrooke and Josh have had the opportunity to serve alongside Malawi Children’s Mission on short term mission trips. The Lord captured the Crooms’ hearts in Malawi and they have longed to return ever since. The opportunity has come again and the need is great in Malawi. Please continue to lift the Crooms up in prayer as they embark on this next chapter in their ministry.