Church History

Dr. Alfred and Mrs. Beverly Craig have been married 43 years. They have 6 children, 16 grandchildren and 5 Great grandchildren. They have been in Ministry for over 40 years. In 1976 Drs. Alfred and Dr. Beverly Craig founded Life Tabernacle Christian Center. Then in 1991 changed the name to Azusa World Ministries Their ministry has included planting churches, extensive traveling as convention speakers, and they have conducted countless revivals and seminars to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

AZUSA World Ministries is know is known all over the world. They have established over 30 churches in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, Africa. Dr. Craig is also the spiritual father to over 150 churches in Nigeria, Africa (totaling over 35,000 members in Arizona, The United States and the World).

Dr. and Mrs. Craig have been educated and trained by two of the world’s leading, Christian ministry schools and teachers. They completed one year of studies at Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, under the leadership of Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin. In their constant pursuit to be obedient to God, Dr. and Mrs. Craig then graduated from Crenshaw Christian Center Ministry Training Institute, Los Angeles, California in 1993.

Apostle Frederick KC Price of Crenshaw Christian Center ordained Dr. Craig in 1993. Dr. Craig founded (MTI) Ministry Training Institute in 1993. And in 2003 the AZUSA Business Institute was founded. Dr. Craig was Conferred a “Doctor of Divinity” Degree from Phoenix Christian College, and a “Doctor of Ministry” Degree from Friends International Christian University. He also was ordained as an “Apostle to The Nations” by Dr. I.V. Hilliard.

In recognition of their commitment to their studies in ministry, they were honored with the “Excellence In Commitment Award” from the faculty of Crenshaw’s Ministry Training Institute.

Dr. and Mrs. Craig have an explicit assignment on there lives from God to train and equip His people as Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers, and as members in the Ministry Of Helps. They received the vision for their task in 1991, while studying at Rhema Bible Training Center. The Ministry Training Institute (MTI) was (founded 1993) reached Africa in 2000 beginning in Kenya, and then spreading to Tanzania, Uganda, and Nigeria, Africa in 2003.

Faithful to his assignment, he has established 5 churches in Arizona, and over 70 throughout Kenya and Tanzania, Africa, and he presides as the Spiritual Father to over 150 churches in Nigeria, totaling over 35,000 members worldwide. The Ministry Training Institute has currently spread to satellite branches throughout Arizona and the World. It has graduated over 4,000 students worldwide. The students span throughout America, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Africa, and London, England.

Dr. Craig credits his success to the Lord Jesus Christ, his father and mother, his wife Beverly, their children, his first pastor, Bishop Thomas Young, Kenneth Hagin Sr., Drs. I.V. and Bridget Hilliard, the complete staff of Crenshaw Christian Center and the “Apostle of Faith,” Apostle Fredrick K.C. Price and Dr. Betty Price.

Today, Dr. Craig is the author of numerous books, teaching series, and confessions. He remains a prominent leader and teacher of the Gospel throughout the world. Pastor and Mrs. Craig’s purpose, together with their ministry is to meet the needs of the Body of Christ as well as the needs of the local, and international community.