Rev. Dr. Myke Crowder was born and raised in Joplin, Missouri. He pastored two churches in Southern Missouri before becoming the pastor of Christian Life Center in Layton, Utah in June of 1986.
During his pastorate he has seen the church grow from 60 people to nearly 2,000 adherents, move to a 40 acre campus and build a new 40,000 square foot, 1,450 seat 8 million dollar family life center. Twenty years ago Pastor Crowder felt led to begin a Christian school as an outreach to the community. He established Layton Christian Academy which currently has 600 students and is fully accredited preschool through 12th grade participating in the Utah High School Activities Association. The school is represented by 70+ different churches from every religious background. It has definitely been the outreach to the community that Pastor Crowder prayed it would be.
God has done tremendous things at Christian Life Center which is located 18 miles north of downtown Salt Lake City in the very heart of Mormon Country. God has granted Pastor Crowder and the church great influence in local and state politics and has been instrumental in seeing change in the spiritual climate across the state.
In addition to having served the Assemblies of God in various leadership capacities he has for many years served as a board member of the National Ministry Cabinet for Paul and Rob Schenck ministries and is currently an executive officer of the National Clergy Council.
Pastor Crowder has a master’s degree in Biblical Literature from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the Methodist Episcopal Church with full academic privileges.
Pastor Crowder is married to Marsha and they have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.
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