Our Founder

Pastor Doug Madea

Founding Pastor 

Pastor Douglas Madea is the founder of Crown of Life Fellowship and pastored there for more than 25 years. He and his wife Gretchen Madea ministered together and have two children and four grandchildren.

Pastor “Doug” was born again in May 1971, after hearing the Gospel and invitation on a Christian radio station. Having already read the entire Bible from cover to cover twice over, Pastor Doug had a head knowledge of the Scriptures. He understood the meaning of Jesus Christ’s blood sacrifice on the cross for the forgiveness of sins, and he had a sincere willingness to forsake a life of worldliness and spiritual darkness. But when the Christian radio DJ urged his listeners to open their hearts and lives, and to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, that is when Pastor Doug’s commitment became a tangible reality.

Pastor Doug traveled to several countries, preached and taught thousands of sermons, authored many Christian tracks and literature. He published his book Sanctuary View, a revelation about why there is evil in a world created by a good and Almighty God and expounded on many other philosophical questions about God, life and our own existence.
After completing college, ministry school, and serving as a youth pastor, assistant pastor, and associate pastor, Pastor Doug was ordained, licensed, and sent out as an apostle and teacher to the Body of Christ. With those anointing’s he felt called to start ministries for the Lord, persuade many to come to Jesus Christ, father many Christian leaders, and direct as many as were willing to walk into a deeper relationship with God.

Pastor Doug graduated to his Heavenly Home on January 23, 2021.

Teachings By Pastor Doug