Charles Linfield Crowder was born November 13, 1929. Dr. Crowder, an evangelist was known to some as the “Man of many Ministries”. For over 50 years he was involved in world evangelism, preaching revivals, crusades, camp meetings, youth camps, minister’s institutes, and Spiritual Emphasis revivals at Bible Colleges.
These ministries took him into all 50 states and 60 countries of the world. On March 29, 1956 he was ordained as a minister with the Idaho District of the Assemblies of God and in 1960 he received appointment as a missionary evangelist for overseas evangelism. As such he traveled to over 60 countries of the world with 34 trips to the Marshall Islands. In 1969 he was honored to be the speaker at the Sunday evening service of the General Council of the Assembly of God in Dallas, Texas.
He was a graduate of Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. They honored him as Alumnus of the Year and then with an Honorary Doctor of Divinity in 1986.
Dr. Crowder was well known for his preaching on Bible prophecy, science and current events as he correlated the three. He was considered by some to be one of the top Bible preachers in our nation during his generation.
One of the loves of his life was taking people on Bible tours to the Holy Land and during his life he took 54 trips to Israel.
Dr. Crowder helped start a movement called Craftsman for Christ. The name was later changed to Mission America Placement Service (MAPS). It is a ministry of Assemblies of God U.S. Missions that coordinates volunteers to assist churches and ministry institutions with construction and evangelism projects.
there are many hundreds of people that knew him as their spiritual father, friend and mentor.
One of his favorite sayings was “Eternity, Eternity, where will you spend Eternity? And what will you do with Jesus?” Brother Crowder was ushered into the presence of the Lord by the angels on December 24, 2010.