Although originally from the Chicago area, Pastor Kraft grew up in the Ozarks of Southern Missouri. He was saved in 1984 at the age of 16, and began preaching at the age of 19. Since then he has served as Youth Pastor, Pioneer Pastor, as well as Senior Pastor for several churches in Missouri. Pastor Kraft is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Central Missouri State University. He, and his lovely wife, Sheila, were chosen to serve Eastside Assembly as their Senior Pastors in January of 2005. Pastor Kraft has a genuine Pastor’s heart and is committed to the preaching and teaching of God’s Word, knowing that it has the power to transform the life of every Believer.
The Krafts' have 2 sons, Nathan and Andrew. They also have a 2 year old daughter, Lauren, who awaits them in Heaven.