Rev. John Marshall Crowe, M.Div., D.Min.


 ​​​Church Health Development 

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Church Health Development provides articles related to church and clergy health.

Church Health Development includes in its resources a page about Mental Health Ministry and the Church; Clergy Health Research and Reports, plus Triage/ER Care for Clergy and Families in Crisis.

                                                      About The Director

Rev. Crowe received his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, USA in 1983. In 2001, he also received his Doctor of Ministry from the same seminary. His doctoral work in church health and experiences as a pastor led him to developing this site. 

Along with being an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, he is also a certified teacher of the free Family to Family course from NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness). He served on the Board of Directors of NAMI-NC where he led them into making a church and mental health page. He has been an advocate for those with a mental illness and their families in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

 Since 1983, he has been ministering as a full-time pastor; district youth coordinator; writer of a church health column for the Academy of Parish Clergy's Sharing the Practice: the Clergy Journal of the Academy of Parish Clergy and the Goldsboro District Newsletter;  helping with conference and district youth events;  serving on the conference health insurance committee;  chairing the conference committee on disability concerns; serving on the board of diaconal ministry; teaching various district workshops; coordinating workers for a district Habitat for Humanity building project; and making presentations to Emmaus Walks. He and his wife of 29 years have two grown sons.

He views building a healthy church as a journey based on the Bible, empowered by the Holy Spirit and grounded in the grace of God in Christ.