Online Sunday services

Hello Crestwood! “Has church been canceled?” is a question I’ve gotten a few times this week. Not at all! In fact, there’s no way we can cancel church. Jesus is still building his church, and coronavirus can’t change that. We are, however, changing how we do church as...

CV Coronavirus update 3/17/20

Hello Crestwood family, It seems as though CDC and other government recommendations are changing by the minute in regards to how we can all partner together to “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus. In light of recommendations made by CDC in the last 48...

Covid-19 precautions

As you are all very aware, Coronavirus / Covid-19 is now a reality in Oklahoma, and government authorities are encouraging cautionary measures. This is a complex situation, and the truth is that none of us really know what the extent of the virus will be or how long...

I Don’t Get the Gospel

(Excerpt from Putting Jesus on Display with Love and Power) I don’t get the gospel. I don’t fully understand how good God is, how lost I am without him, or how good and in right standing I now am because I’ve been hidden in Christ. I forget how real...

Crestwood the Beautiful

If you have been around here for a while, you may have heard us reference Crestwood Vineyard as “Crestwood the Beautiful.”  There is a story behind this. The third week of April, 2013, a week after God spoke to me about planting this church, AT Hardgrave walked me...

A Brief History about Crestwood Vineyard

To begin with, Crestwood Vineyard is a convergence of allot of peoples histories with God and the trajectory of their lives.  I believe that my part is an important part but it’s not the only part, or even the most important part. Personal backstory Some personal...

Confessions of a Pastor in a Female Body

I was recently at the closing session of a pastors’ retreat. As the leader ran through the schedule for the final session, which included extended times for prayer and communion, he asked, “When should we take a group photo?” The developing consensus from the...

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to the mothers who are ragged with sleep deprivation and are trying to cover up that spot of your spit-up or snot on your blouse. Happy Mother’s Day to the moms who can’t be here this morning because a kid ran a fever in the middle of the night or...

Dealing with Failure

What do you do with your failures, sin, and poor choices? What do you do with those images that often suspend time, that play in slow motion like a car accident? Your life flashes before you. Fear grips you and strikes at the core of your being. This is often what...