Chrystal Crawford is the founder of the Ekklesia Training and Equipping Center, The Ekklesia School of the Prophets, Forever 31 Mentoring, Team Jesus Healing and Deliverance Ministry and the overseer of ministries in and outside of the US. In 2023, she launched the podcast Deliverance Now and in 2021, My Apostolic Life. Chrystal hosted her own television show, The Fourth Watch, which aired on the NOW Television Network. She has been a guest on Cornerstone Television Network's Hope Today, Nite Line with Mary and Toni and Dominion TV's Ministry Spotlight. She has also been featured on The Kishma George Radio Show and in Courageous Woman Magazine as one of 21 Dynamic Speakers to Hire as well as Mogul Leaders Magazine along with many other shows and publications.
Developing kingdom leaders and operating in the visible manifestations of God’s supernatural power are what sets Chrystal's work apart while providing apostolic oversight and mentoring for leaders internationally.
She is no stranger to the supernatural, and has embraced such as her reality since the age of 5. She is consistent in demonstrating God’s power through the supernatural graces of diverse tongues, healing miracles, prophecy, word of knowledge and word of wisdom. As a result, it is her desire to help others to learn how to hear God for themselves and use the power and authority that God has given them unapologetically. Chrystal authored her first book, The Birthing Room: The First Trimester in September 2019; Release Date: Eight Days to a New Beginning in April 2020; and a children's ebook, When Pigs Fly in September 2020. In December 2022, she released ONYX: The Testimony, a compelling story of deliverance from the power of witchcraft, sorcery and perversion.
Chrystal believes in family, ministry and academics. As a result, she makes such a part of the ministry’s mission in serving others. She is a licensed and ordained prophet, pastor, evangelist, teacher and affirmed apostle. Education is one of her major spheres of influence and as a result, she works diligently in staying current on research and trends in education and ministry for the purposes of bringing knowledge back to the community of believers. In doing so, she now educates students through her homeschool co-op He’s Able Christian Homeschool Group, serving students of all ability levels in and around Southern Illinois and the St. Louis Metro East area. From the University of Missouri-St. Louis, she received both her graduate and undergraduate degrees with a Masters in special education and a Bachelor of Arts in communication. She currently resides in Southern IL with her husband Marshall Crawford and together they have three children.