Our Founder

Dr. A. Maria Crawford

Advocate For Marriage & Family

Many years ago in between folding diapers and washing bottles the holy spirit dropped into our spirit the words heart to heart. We clearly heard the holy spirit say, “that which comes from the heart, reaches the heart.” I knew that it was not an original saying, but it conveyed something that has been a pinnacle for me to reach for throughout my years as a christian. I wanted to be the kind of believer, the kind of person, the kind of friend that allows the love of god to flow from my heart to the “whosoever” would open their heart to receive.

Trying to answer the call, we began to have women’s breakfasts and lunches; we worked in our local church with women ministry; we joined other women’s ministries to receive training. In 1999, we knew it was time to “launch out into the deep” and trust the leading of the holy spirit to provide a forum where women of all ages could have the opportunity to utilize their gifts and callings in a safe environment. We began by hosting prayer breakfasts, seminars, retreats, trusting god to make the way. We began a monthly newsletter which we sent out by snail mail.

About the same time, Wesley and Neesha Stringfellow were led to provide ministry opportunities for couples struggling in their marriage, and in 2001 the marriage ministry officially began. Over the years’ hundreds of couples have taken part in this ministry and provided life-giving strategies that have strengthened their marriages and in many cases kept them from divorce.

In 2008, we began another leap of faith by sending daily inspirations to everyone we knew and in 2009 we launched the heartlife website and officially became a 5013c religious organization. Our call is to “go wherever he (the holy spirit) says to go; to say whatever he says to say, and to do whatever he says to do” to further the kingdom of god by:

To the heartbeat of god!


In The Bible

The Holy Bible to be the complete, inerrant, authoritative Word of God.

In The Triune God

WE BELIEVE there is only one God, eternally existent in 3 persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

In The Deity of Jesus

WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return to earth in power and glory..

In Salvation

WE BELIEVE that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

In The Great Commission

WE BELIEVE that every believer is commissioned to go into the world and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and to teach them to obey the commands of Jesus Christ.

In The Resurrection of the Dead

WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost – they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of spiritual death.

In Eternal Life

WE BELIEVE that the only way eternal life is received is by faith alone in Jesus Christ and His atoning death for our sins and in a personal salvation given as a free gift of God, received by faith.

In God's Gifts to the Believer

WE BELIEVE that God will empower the gifts and the calling of every believer that asks with the gift of the Holy Ghost to fulfill their mission on earth.

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