Pastoral Staff

Overseer Betty Joyce Crowder, Sr. Pastor and Founder
work: 713.699.3007
Email: overseercrowder@godswordofdeliverance.org
 
Apostle Betty Joyce Crowder was born on February 3, 1938, in Houston, Texas.  She is the oldest of four children.  
 
At the age of 14, she met and married the late Co-Pastor Alvin Charles Crowder.  God blessed this with union with 10 children. In 1965, the second son of Apostle Crowder was called home to be with the Lord at the age of 3.  In 1992, her daughter was called home.
 
Overseer Crowder received the gift of the Holy Ghost at the age of 12, under the leadership of Elder Duncan of Center Street C.O.G.I.C. With only an 8th grade education and unable to read, she was taught to read after receiving the Holy Ghost.  She was reclaimed in the Holy Ghost at the age of 19 and worked in all departments of the church under the leadership   Elder Shaw of   All Nation Revival Center Church in Houston, Texas.  She became a witness for Christ and led many souls to salvation.
 
In 1964, she was called to her Pastoral ministry and along with the late Co-Pastor Alvin Crowder founded God’s House in Deliverance in the living room of their home located on Folger St, in Houston Texas.  They later started the process of purchasing the property where the church is presently located. 1966, Apostle Crowder was ordained by Bishop Smith, Elder Chevalier and Elder Dancer.
 
In 1996, with an even higher calling on her life, she was ordained an Overseer.  Apostle Crowder, pastors God’s Word of Deliverance with her daughter Co-Pastor Vivian Lane and son-in-law Co-Pastor Falous McCarty.  She has been blessed to have three other daughters, a son-in-law and with several grandchildren help in the ministry.
 
God has blessed her to have five pastors come from her ministry and establish churches.  She now oversees two churches, New Life Apostolic Family Worship Center in Austin, Texas, and Free Pentecostal House of Prayer in Madisonville, Texas.  Over the course of her ministry she has taught many seminars.  Some of her topics are: Many are Called, Few Are Chosen, The Tabernacle of Man, Being Filled With The Holy Ghost, The High Cost of Unforgiveness, and Tearing Down The Walls Of Your Damage Emotions to name a few.
 
Overseer Crowder has traveled and ministered extensively.  Her prophetic preaching and teaching has blessed many over of the years. Apostle now holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology.  She intends to pursue her Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Theology in the near future.
 
For Speaking Engagements contact; Minister Esther McCarty at (281) 300-7796 or Minister Evelyn Henderson at (281) 536-3306.