In 1981, God sent ministers from Sweetwater Church of the Valley to Crown King to start the Crowned King Jesus Fellowship. For 9 years, services were held every Sunday and often Bible studies on Wednesday nights.
Labor Day Weekend, September 1981, a Gospel Festival was held on the porch of the Crown King General Store in an attempt to shout to the world of God’s goodness and “miraculous power.” One of the miracles that God performed that Labor Day weekend was Dan and Barbara Woodward’s acceptance of the Lord into their hearts; the God given gift of salvation.
When Dan and Barbara surrendered their lives to Christ, God planted in their hearts a vision of what He would have Crown King become – a retreat center where people would come to experience the refreshing and renewal of the Holy Spirit. The vision included The Chapel of the Crowned King and a conference center, prophetically named the Upper Spring Christian Renewal Center.
These facilities are placed in the midst of Crown King, Arizona. This vision has continued to inspire and motivate the Woodwards for over 30 years. Today, Pastor Dan leads the congregation in faithful living and community service.
We use both the Old Testament and the Gospels as the foundation for our faith and the inspiration for our daily lives. We put those teachings into practice at home and at work.
Your contributions make it possible for us to serve our small mountain community and all believers who visit our Chapel. Help us keep our little piece of history alive and thriving on the "Mountain of the Lord".
(All gifts are tax deductible. The Chapel of the Crowned King is a non-profit 501c3 corporation)
Pastor Dan and Barbara Woodward