Homebuilder – businessman Steve Crowdus life’s focus is encouraging, befriending and helping men, usually one-on-one. Steve received Christ, through faith and repentance, at his brother’s wedding in 1982 … and has experienced an adventure ever since.
He is indeed a businessman, but his business provides his income so he can spend time enriching men through being a friend to them and mentoring them in spiritual growth. That desire and plan to help others is expressed in his website, www.lifebeyondthesummit.com. Men, take a look at it.
He is in a joyful and committed spiritual walk of commitment with the Lord that benefits others.
He takes seriously the directive of JESUS: “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father Who is in Heaven.” (Matthew 5:16). Having “coffees” with men – to build relationships and encourage other men is his frequent way of doing it, sometimes at the rate of 10 to 20 a week.
And the II Timothy 2:2 principle is at work here. Inspired of God, the Apostle Paul wrote: “And the things you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” It is a key means of spreading the “Good News,” of the Gospel of Jesus. In this example, from (1) Paul, to (2) Timothy, to (3) faithful men to (4) others also!
In inviting calls to Steve, we gave out his cell number during our radio recording, 314 581-4272. When the program soon aired, he immediately received a call from a pastor. They quickly made a connection and got together for “coffee.” Good things came from that connection. Steve welcomes other men to also call him. He loves to “encourage” others and is called to do so.
His website reveals much of his heart mission, and the expressions of such: Again, it is www.lifebeyondthesummit.com:
From the website:
Steve’s mission in his speaking and mentoring is to help others discover their true identity through a relationship with God and the Bible, and allowing that relationship to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.
Steve’s heart is to help men find their center – a center established and rooted in relationship to God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Steve believes that life change and success are achievable! What that looks like for you will depend on your attitude, determination, and life choices through self-reflection and reading of Scripture.”
Recording links from the past that come to mind, having relatable themes …
Many choices … Take your pick!
To hear … “Stan Bower: was ‘greedy and messed up,’ Jesus gave him joy, sent him to St. Louis, now on to Dallas!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/09/11/stan-bower-greedy-messed-jesus-gave-joy-sent-st-louis-now-dallas/;
To hear … “From near suicide to receiving Jesus into his life, John Tomlinson was a United States Marine, Vietnam veteran facing death in combat, now living a joyful life in ministry, leading www.ministrytomen.com” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2019/10/15/from-near-suicide-to-receiving-jesus-into-his-life-john-tomlinson-was-a-united-states-marine-vietnam-veteran-facing-death-in-combat-now-living-a-joyful-life-in-ministry-leading-www-ministrytomen-c/;
To hear … “ www.markwhitacre.com: big salary, FBI whistleblower, jailed, found Christ, discipled 50 men in prison” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2015/09/05/www-markwhitacre-com-big-salary-fbi-whistleblower-jailed-found-christ-discipled-50-in-prison/;
To hear … “Dr. Henry Blackaby (‘Experiencing God’); regarding his visits to joyful Angola Prisoners on death row!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2013/09/26/dr-henry-blackaby-experiencing-god-re-his-visits-to-joyful-angola-prisoners-on-death-row/;
To hear … “Many murderers, rapists, and the like in prison have received Christ; some are called to serve there as pastors. Dr. Anthony Allen, President, Hannibal-LaGrange U tells of university’s ministry degree to prepare them.” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2019/10/08/many-murderers-rapists-and-the-like-in-prison-have-received-christ-some-are-called-to-serve-there-as-pastors-dr-anthony-allen-president-hannibal-lagrange-u-tells-of-universitys-m/;
To hear … “Charlie Williams: a clear statement on the impacting men’s ministry he leads: www.ministrytomen.net” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2011/12/31/charlie-williams-a-clear-statement-on-the-impacting-mens-ministry-he-leads-www-ministrytomen-net/;
To hear … “’General’ John Ashcroft (2nd radio segment) spoke to hundreds at ‘Ministry to Men’ Breakfast in 2019; see www.ministrytomen.net. – Served as Missouri’s State Auditor, Attorney General & Governor; US Senator from Missouri, then Attorney General of the United States” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2020/01/06/general-john-ashcroft-2nd-radio-segment-spoke-to-hundreds-at-ministry-to-men-breakfast-in-2019-see-www-ministrytomen-net-served-as-missouris/;
To hear … “Stan Bower leads www.cbmcstl.com; regarding St. Louis Prayer Breakfast speaker, a billionaire drawn to Jesus” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2012/02/09/stan-bower-leads-www-cbmcstl-com-re-stl-2012-prayer-bfast-speaker-a-billionaire-drawn-to-jesus/;
To hear … “Mark Whitacre: ADM price fixer, FBI whistleblower, suicidal; prison was ‘Best years of my life!’” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/04/21/mark-whitacre-adm-price-fixer-fbi-whistleblower-suicidal-prison-was-best-years-of-my-life/; … and …
To hear …”Derrill Martin leads Ministry to Men;, 20+ bible discussion groups in 20 years, doubled in 2 years” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/10/03/derrill-martin-leads-ministry-to-men-20-bible-discussion-groups-in-20-years-doubled-in-2-years/.