Kevin Crawley

Husband, Father, Pastor

Kevin Crawley is a recent transplant to the Phoenix, AZ metro area. As a pastor, he ministers with insightful wisdom combined with practical application to empower people to fulfill God’s purpose for their life. Born in Chicago, IL Kevin attended Morehouse College before graduating from Rhema Bible Training Center with a concentration in Pastoral Studies. Having met his wife, Tarsha at Rhema and being trained under the ministry of Kenneth Hagin, Sr. ,they entered ministry together to fulfill their common purpose, vision and destiny. Together, they have served as Ministers of Operation at New Life Rock of Ages Christian Fellowship Center in Upper Marlboro, MD, and also as Senior Associate Pastors at Sanctuary Evangelistic Center in Okmulgee, OK. In less than 2 years at Sanctuary in Okmulgee, they were instrumental in helping the ministry become the largest and fastest growing church in the area. Sensing God moving them for more training, Kevin submitted his ministry and gift to Bishop Gary McIntosh of Transformation Church-Greenwood (formerly known as Greenwood Christian Center) in Tulsa, OK. While there, he and Tarsha helped mentor young adult couples by “training and helping them mature to do the work God has called them to do”. Kevin also served as the Super Saints Pastor which was designed to reach and impact the senior citizens of the community. Knowing that he was ultimately called to plant a church, Kevin and his wife have moved from Tulsa to Phoenix, AZ. With the mandate to empower people, Kevin and Tarsha are working to launch Empowerment Christian Center in the South Mountain area of Phoenix. The expected launch date is January of 2014. Their desire is to use practical teaching and biblical preaching to prepare people and churches to be an impact in communities and the world. Kevin and Tarsha have two children, Karrecia and Kaleb.

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Lessons From Home Building for Pastors and Church Planters

Yes, I know it has been a while since I have posted anything.  For the past year and a half my life has been consumed with work, school, family, moving and church planting.  But I am going to make the effort to do more writing, both here and for a book I have been thinking


Five Tips for a Successful Church Website

As many of you know by now, I am in the process of planting a new church in Phoenix, Arizona.  There is a lot that is going in to the strategy and planning for this new work.  One of the pieces that I am currently working on is the overall marketing strategy which includes the


Are you a square watermelon?

Yep…there it is.  A Square watermelon.  It’s not photo-shopped or manipulated.  An actual watermelon that is square shaped.  If you asked 100 people to describe the shape of a watermelon, you would be hard pressed to find one that would say square.  But again…here it is. Yep…it’s square.  Now if you are like me, something just feels


Connect the Dots

Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. In one of my previous posts, I talked about how God has a plan for you.  From the very beginning of time, God has had an assignment for your life.  One of the great things is that


Let go of your past, step into your future.

Jeremiah 29: 11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future.”   I’m sure you have a past.  I have a past.  Your neighbor has a past.  Your spouse has a past.  Your pastor