​​​​​​​The Chapel of the Crowned King

​&   Christian Renewal Center

Pastor Dan and Barbara Woodward

​On January 11, 2018 (7:07 pm) Pastor Dan Woodward passed away suddenly at his home in Phoenix, Arizona.  Of course, he was the "Rock" of our entire family and this has caused all of us to question what we need to do to carry on his legacy and his visions for the future of his church.  This is going to take some time, so please be patient and we are working on what needs to be done but we are trying to heal and deal with this tremendous loss.

What Are Our Core Values?

  • To be a witness for Christ, not only to our community, but also the Nations. Mark 13:10 - "And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations."
  • To minister to all who are searching for God and in need of His love. Prov 8:17 - "I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me."
  • To be part of the Lord's restoration, hope, comfort and liberty to the whole man: spirit, soul and body. 1 The 5:23 - "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."
  • To strengthen marriages and families: to train up our children in the ways of the Lord. Eph 6:1,4 - "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right... And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord."
  • To visit the broken hearted, the sick, the elderly, and those in prison and to proclaim their reconsiliation with Christ through the Holy Scriptures. Luke 4:18 - "...he has sent Me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set as liberty those who are oppressed."
  • To train and develop leaders in the unity of the Body of Christ; to prepare them for the end-time harvest of souls. 2 Tim 3:17 - "...that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."

The Founders of the Chapel

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. 

What Do We Teach?

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.

  • We are a Non-Denominational Congregation of the Body of Christ. 1 Cor 12:27 - “ Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.”
  • We proclaim the fullness and authority of Christ's teachings and believe that the entire Bible is relevant today. Heb.13:8 - “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
  • We welcome the Holy Spirit in our services and are yielded to His leading. John 14:26 - "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” 

  • It is our goal to magnify the Lord through expressive praise and intimate worship. ​  Ps 103:1 – “Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!” 

  • We assemble together for worship, instruction, fellowship, evangelism and service to bring glory to God. Heb 10:24-25 - “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much more as you see the day approaching.”

Make a Contribution to Our Chapel

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)