I first got acquainted with Danette Crawford in December 2018 through the Virginia Revival Alliance (now called Firestorm United). She was one of the first ministers joining the team working towards hosting a Power and Love conference in the Virginia Beach area, which took place in September 2019. I always knew she was a powerful woman of God with a ministry, but then I experienced the power of her prayers firsthand. Heaven opens when she prays!
Danette began ministering at a young age. She was saved when she was 17, and within a few years, she started youth pastoring. But God was calling her to something more. The Holy Spirit moved deeply within her and launched her into evangelism around the world.
Since then she has hosted miracle healing crusades while also starting Joy Ministries, which assists at-risk youth and low-income families through educational and mentoring programs. I've seen her showing God's love to these precious kids, sowing words of love and encouragement into them. And when she refers to them, she says, "My kids." And they truly sense her love and care for them.
Almost every time I'd see her, she would have an intern with her as she believes in pouring into the next generation. She has a ministry equipping school called the School of Esthers that empowers its students for evangelism, prayer, intercession and Holy Spirit impartation.
God spoke to Danette early on to preach the gospel on television. And now her TV ministry reaches into millions of homes offering joy, inspiration and encouragement with a call to come to Jesus.
It was an honor to interview her for my podcast, Adventures in the Spirit, on the Charisma Podcast Network. Even though she is busy with a world-reaching ministry, she took time out of her schedule to sit down with me and share her story and heart. She shares key principles on how to stand on God's promises and how prayer is a priority.
Jared Laskey, M.Div., MACM, lives to see Jesus awaken this generation to the power of the Holy Spirit. He recently published the Spirit Empowered Journal. You can follow him on Twitter or Instagram @jaredalaskey or go to his website Fireborn Ministries and download his free Destiny App for prophetic updates, encouraging words, videos and more for your spiritual growth.
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