Meet Mary Craig
Mary Craig Ministries
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Mary's testimony & the story of MCM
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About Mary Craig
Since 1972, when she was apprehended by Jesus Christ, Mary has ministered to people around the world with her gifts in teaching, counseling, and healing.
The Craig Family 2014
Left to right: Lauren, Steve, Kate, Mary, Jack, Joanna, Jim
(Jim Craig went to be with the Lord on June 1, 2017)
She holds a B.A. with honors in Humanities from Florida Atlantic University, an M.A. magna cum laude in Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Theological Seminary, and the Doctor of Practical Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary. An author and international speaker, Mary is a certified Biblical counselor and teacher, leader of numerous Bible studies and personally developed series.
Mother of two grown children, Stephen and Joanna, and grandmother of three grandchildren, Mary conducts seminars and conferences, leads retreats, and serves as a missionary/evangelist to the nations in obedience to God's call to bring healing and restoration to the Body of Christ, to prepare the Bride of Christ for His appearing, and to call the nations to repentance and resurrection.
About Stephen Craig
Stephen Craig was raised in a Christian home. He received Christ in 1973. As a small child, God moved in his life by means of a Sunday School movie, "Bootsie the Lamb," and his extremely worn and mended "special puppy" which got lost. Then a minister stayed at the Craig's house and while there had long talks with Stephen about salvation; Stephen was just like Bootsie and "special puppy," lost unless found by the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, who gives His life for the sheep He loves. Then amazingly, "special puppy" was found after looking just everywhere for him. The LORD apprehended Stephen soon after and he received Christ as his Savior and Lord. God has guided and guarded him all his life.
He graduated from Westminster Academy, a K-12 Christian school in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He attended Northwestern University, IL and transferred to Stanford University, CA, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.
Stephen is a Securities Trader specializing in arbitrage, having applied his knowledge from Stanford to the various markets since 1994. He is known as a person of great wisdom and as a "lover of the Word." When Stephen talks, people listen.
He plays string bass as part of Craighouse® Christian Fellowship worship and enjoys active participation in Kinetic Koinonia and the Barnabas Project ministries. His life reflects a faithfulness to Christ and what it means to suffer for doing the right thing, even if not perfectly. He learned servanthood in Jesus' Name and the value of disabled people while caring for his grandmother, bed-ridden and legally blind, for 6 ½ years, taking the 12 hour night shift 8:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m. in his twenties.
Stephen carries a burden for the churches and a vision of the Body of Christ working in unity to accomplish the commission of Christ. He has participated in many MCM World Mission trips, including those to Antarctica, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Mozambique, South Africa, Angola Embassy, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, Poland, Chile, Argentina, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Brazil.
Stephen replaces Rev. Jim Craig (1942-2017) as President/Director. We welcome his new vision as Mary Craig Ministries goes forward for the glory of Christ and His Gospel by His grace and in His Name.
Pastor Rev. Jim Craig, 1942-2017
The LORD took Pastor Jim home to Himself at 4:32 a.m. June 1, 2017 after a battle with metastasized cancer. Jim beat the cancer by the faith God gave him -- tests were showing little trace of it as of May 31st. In fact, a few days prior, the doctors expected improvement to the point that Jim could "come home." So we were in the process of doing all the preparations for that: talking with home health service personnel, organizing the house, etc.
But the 2nd round of chemo ... so overwhelmed his immune system more than the first round had that he could not recover. The non-functioning immune system allowed for pneumonia and sepsis infection to set in. All of his organs shut down and could not recover. Pastor Jim won the race. It was God's love and will, the only One who holds the power of life and death, to take him to Himself....
Meet Mary Craig
"After being a homemaker and raising two children, I went back to college in my forties to finish up a degree in Humanities (art, psychology, philosophy, theatre, womens studies, etc.) Then I was called to the gospel ministry and went to seminary to earn a Masters of Biblical Studies and Theology and then a Doctor of Practical Ministry.
I founded Mary Craig Ministries, Inc. in response to a challenge from a local pastor and the call of God in 1993. We have a Board of Directors with Steve Craig as President and a wonderful volunteer staff...."
From "Meet Mary Craig of Mary Craig Ministries", WE Magazine, April 17, 2008
See also "Deconstructing Mary", Orlando Sentinel, March 7, 1999
Note: The article does not mention that each meeting of this type begins with over an hour and a half of in-depth Bible study. Afterwards there is ministry to the Lord and the Body of Christ as the Holy Spirit leads. These ministry times can appear to be pretty eccentric. Reading Exodus, Ezekiel, Joel (and other OT prophets), John 3, 14-16, the book of Acts, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Revelation and other passages, it can be seen that Jesus Christ, God the Son, poured out the Holy Spirit from the Father (Acts 2). The Holy Spirit speaks to his people. He leads the worship of and ministry to God (Father and Son). He does as He wills and dispenses His gifts as he wills upon and amongst us. The bottom line is that, as the Holy Spirit directs, we learn and follow (as best we can), with His help. Study and teaching of the Word of God is the central focus of Mary Craig Ministries and Craighouse. Nothing is taught, to the best of our knowledge, nor occurs in meetings that contradicts God's Word. If/when we are shown to be in error in any way, we (hopefully) repent and change as necessary to get back in line with Him and his Word. We worship and serve a Living, Holy God.
About Mary Craig Ministries
Mary Craig Ministries is a barrier-breaking, front line ministry called to do strategic spiritual warfare over the nations where God sends us. The anointing received breaks and destroys yokes, breaks up fallow ground, and breaks blood curses and covenants through the Blood Covenant of Jesus Christ. Nations are called to repentance and resurrection, and the harvest of souls to be saved is called in.
"In 1993, the senior minister of the church where we were members called me into his office along with my husband. He said he recognized that I had an apostolic call on my life, a call similar to what he had seen personally on Kathryn Kuhlman, whom he had known when she was in Pennsylvania. He challenged me to organize the ministry with my husband as President. MCM was the response to that challenge.
"God tells us, 'despise not small beginnings.' MCM began with few resources. Ours is a testimony of Gods faithfulness as we walk with Him, not with the spurting growth of a weed, but with the steady growth of an oak tree. With wonderful Board members over the years to guide and direct it, MCM has sent mission teams beginning in August, 1994, to 86 nations and all seven continents." (From Respond to the Call of God, Mary's testimony and the story of MCM.)
MCM is a non-profit evangelistic-missionary organization. Contact us for ministry at your church or church group in South Florida. We minister and preach the gospel of repentance and salvation through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, as the Lord directs...
IN HIS NAME, BY HIS GRACE, FOR HIS GLORY
The Threefold Purpose of MCM
w To bring healing and restoration to the Body of Christ
w To prepare the Bride of Christ for His appearing
w To call the nations to repentance and resurrection
To implore the broken, wounded, and
lost of a fallen world
Mary Craig Ministries
to bring good news as ambassadors
to bring healing, restoration and
cleansing to the nations,
to call the nations to repentance
to prepare the Bride of Christ for
His imminent return
to equip the saints to serve
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Mary Craig Ministries is led by a board of directors which is accountable to the members of MCM. The board and members of Mary Craig Ministries represent a variety of evangelical churches and denominations. They meet regularly to seek God's direction and conclude major ministry decisions....
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