Being blessed to grow up in a fourth generation Christian home Craig was converted to Christ and baptized at a young age at Bible Baptist Church. Craig later joined Bayview Baptist Church where at the age of 19, he surrendered to the call to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. He graduated from the Bayview Baptist Bible Institute in December 1997 and was ordained to the gospel ministry by Bayview Baptist Church. Since then, he has continued his education, graduating from Sound Baptist Bible College with a Bachelor of Theology.
During Craig’s 12 years of pastoral ministry, he has served as a church planter in Oregon and since 2002 as the pastor of Westside Baptist Church in Bremerton, Washington. Pastor Houston has a heart and passion for the Glory of God, expository preaching, reaching the lost and restoring the Christian home. He and his beautiful bride Emily (Grogan) are the parents of ten wonderful children.