“Sharing Jesus in New & Living Ways”
Crown of Hope
Dr. Stephen E. Gardner celebrates 40 years of ministry this August 2015. He is the President/CEO of Crown of Hope Ministries. He and his wife are also the lead apostles with outreaches in strategic locations in both the East and West Valley of Phoenix Arizona. In June 2013 he was consecrated as State Bishop for the Convention of Covenanting Churches.
Stephen is a Doctor of Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ. He obtained a Master of Arts in Urban Ministry Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies; both degrees are from Martin University in Indianapolis. He currently holds professional memberships with the Society of Biblical Literature, Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, and Association of Professional Chaplains.
Throughout his years of sacred and community service he has been integral in planting new churches, starting Christian schools (K-12), establishing Schools of Ministry, launching HIV/AIDS projects, and leading congregations in social justice activities in their respective communities.
Stephen retired from the Army Reserve in 2009, after serving of 22 years of combined active and reserve duty. He is the father of 5 grown children, and has 3 grandchildren.

Kathy S. Gardner serves as the vice president of Crown of Hope located in Chandler, Arizona. She is the CEO and founder of Acts 3 Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, faith based organization in Phoenix, Arizona.  In addition, she is employed as a hospice chaplain and an adjunct faculty member at Grand Canyon University located in Phoenix, Arizona.  
Apostle Kathy is a woman of vision and has a personal passion to see individuals, families and communities transformed through biblical truths. She was the daughter of a pastor/evangelist and has a family lineage of pastoral leaders.  After twenty years of ministry, the Convention of Covenanting Churches set her apart as an apostle in 2010.  She stands alongside her husband, Bishop Stephen E. Gardner, president of Crown of Hope.  
Apostle Kathy is a Doctor of Education candidate at Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, AZ and has an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. She obtained a Master of Divinity in 2010 from Liberty University, a Master of Social Work in 2005 from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in 2003 from Ottawa University.
  1. BulletSpread the gospel in a variety of locations throughout Phoenix Metro by establishing bible studies in strategic areas for evangelism and discipleship.

  2. BulletExpand our outreach world wide by using the Internet e.g., social networking sites, blogs, podcasts, etc.

  3. BulletEstablish a Compassion Center that focus on needs relevant to urban populations.

  4. BulletEstablish a new central Worship Facility where the Sanctuary, Administrative Offices, Education Center, Youth and Family Center are located.

  5. BulletEstablish a Child Care and Christian School (K-12), which is affordable for all families.

  6. BulletEstablish an Elder Care outreach program and a Assisted Living Facility for those in need.

  7. BulletWork with other congregations in areas of common interest.

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