Mark Crow is an energetic and influential author, pastor, and leader. For many years, Mark has been impacting lives all over the globe with his wit, humor, passion, and genuine love for God and people. Mark, along with his wife Jennifer, founded Victory Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in August of 1994. Under his dynamic leadership, Victory Church reaches a large diversity of people, and has expanded into various locations, including the Main campus and Hispanic campus in Oklahoma City, campuses in Edmond, and Norman, OK, as well as the newest location in Maseru, Africa.
Along with pastoring an ever-growing megachurch, Mark Crow is the President of Integrity Leadership Ministries, a group of ministers from around the country who gather together to exchange ministry resources, build relationships, and empower church leaders. He is committed to leading with integrity and is a coach with EQUIP, John Maxwell’s leadership training program that was created to develop effective Christian leaders. Mark is a chairman on the board of Danita’s Children, an organization set up to rescue, love and care for orphans in Ouanaminthe, Haiti.
Together, Mark Crow and Victory Church are fulfilling our mission to reach cities, change nations and touch the world. We are doing this through community outreach, missions support, original worship music, a 24/7 stream of Worship Experiences and original music on their websites, and a growing international TV ministry. Mark also travels and speaks, sharing his passion for knowing Christ and living a victorious life with people all over the world. In addition to being the Senior Pastor of Victory Church and speaking at other locations, Mark is a renowned author, having written books such as “Extraordinary Living,” “Mastering Your Storms,” and "Secrets of the Second Mile.”
Mark’s commitment to communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ began in 1977, when he was radically saved from a lifestyle of depression as well as drug and alcohol abuse. Several years later he attended Oral Roberts University, received a bachelor’s degree in Theology, and met his wife Jennifer. Mark also holds a Master’s degree in ministry from Southwestern Christian University. Mark and Jennifer have five children and currently live in Edmond, Oklahoma.
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Jennifer Crow is passionate, intense, authentic, and committed to helping others live victoriously. She and her husband, Pastor Mark Crow, have served at Victory Church, a multisite congregation in Oklahoma, since founding it in 1994. Jennifer is a graduate of Oral Roberts University and founder of the Beautiful Dream Society, aChristian humanitarian organization dedicated to empowering vulnerable people worldwide. BDS provides love, protection, and education through partnership with the church and community to fight exploitation and instill eternal human value.
Following a dream from God in 2008 where the letters “LESOTHO” were written in the sky, she began researching the word. She found that Lesotho is a country in Africa…a country that has the third highestHIVinfection rate in the world – 29.8% areHIVpositive. Trafficking in women, boys, and girls is thriving in Lesotho for reasons of sexual exploitation, pornography, domestic servitude, forced labor, and other criminal activities.
Jennifer’s work with the Beautiful Dream Society includes establishing and operating safe homes for victims of human trafficking, in partnership with Joyce Meyer's Hand of Hope in Lesotho and Oklahoma, including the Hand of Hope Transformation Centre in Maseru, Lesotho. Beautiful Dream Society's newest endeavor is to build a children's village after the model of Watoto. The first ten children were taken into the ministry just this Christmas (2013)!
It's hard to believe that just over ten years ago, Jennifer was healed of a dozen chronic health issues, which caused her to enter a deep depression and spiritual crisis. And as everything unraveled, Jennifer began to see how the perfect lies she’d told herself—lies like “I must prove myself because my worth depends on what I do” and “I must gain the acceptance of others because their opinion matters most”—were literally crippling her body, mind, and soul.Jennifer was dramatically healed in 2003, through the power of meditative prayer and has been unstoppable since!
In her first book, Perfect Lies, published by Tyndale House in 2012, Jennifer reveals nine key lies that held her back, walks us through her journey of miraculous recovery, and shares practical techniques for overcoming these same lies in our lives and finding true freedom instead.
Along with her responsibilities at Victory Church and the Beautiful Dream Society, she loves being a wife, the mother of five beautiful children, and three grandchildren. She currently lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with her husband, Mark, and youngest daughter, Victoria.