The Minister of Music at Old Rice Road Baptist Church, Craig Bane was born and raised in Kosciusko, Mississippi. In his youth he attended Second Baptist Church in Kosciusko, where he surrendered to the ministry in 1979. After graduating from Kosciusko High School in 1980 he attended and graduated from Holmes Community College, where he returned two years later to further his education. Afterward he attended Delta State University for a further two years. During his time at Holmes he met his wife Sue, and the two were married on August 10, 1985 at her church.
They were blessed with the birth of their first daughter, Sarah Hope, on March 3rd, 1993, followed by the birth of their second, Olivia Grace, one year later on March 9th, 1994.
In his ministry Craig has served in churches in Attala, Holmes, Leake, and Madison counties. He held the title of Minister of Music at First Baptist Church in Ridgeland, Mississippi from 1995 until 2000, when he joined the staff of Old Rice Road Baptist Church.