Meet Our Pastor…

Pastor Gretchen, Senior-Pastor
Pastor Gretchen Madea is a co-founding pastor and the Senior Pastor of Crown Of Life Fellowship. Pastor Gretchen flows strongly and accurately in prophetic ministry, serves as the worship director for the church and helps to lead evangelistic street ministry teams in Mount Joy and surrounding areas. Pastor Gretchen was born again in a David Wilkerson crusade at the age of 15, graduated from college locally, acquired her Ph.D in Pastoral Counseling, and later started and maintained a counseling clinic for 8 years. She has also started several successful businesses and churches with her husband. Pastor Gretchen has traveled with her husband to foreign countries, authored tracks, and other literature. Besides preaching, teaching and ministering healing to the sick and diseased along side her husband of 35 years.
Pastor Doug, Founding Pastor
Pastor Douglas Madea is the founder of Crown of Life Fellowship and pastored there for more than 20 years. He and his wife Gretchen ministered together and have 2 children. Pastor Doug has traveled to several countries, preached and taught thousands of sermons, authored many Christian tracks and literature and published his book Sanctuary View, a revelation about why there is evil in a world created by a good and Almighty God and many other philosophical questions answered about God, life and our own existence.
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 it was when that Christian radio DJ urged his listeners to open their hearts and lives and to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ … that is when Doug’s commitment became a tangible reality.
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 are willing into a deeper walk and relationship with God. Pastor Doug graduated to his Heavenly home in 2021.