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In Honor of Dale Harvey


Remembering our dear friend and brother in Christ-- Dale Harvey. A Godly man and servant of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
Dale has truly been used by God to touch so many lives. This has been so true at Cross and Crown Ministries. Dale is one of the charter members of Cross and Crown and such a vital part of this ministry. From Cowboy Camps and Bible study to just whatever needed to be done, his faith always shined strong and his servants heart was always so evident. As with so many,  all of our hearts at Cross and Crown are just broken and we are left almost without words. But there is assurance. Blessed assurance that our dear brother is in the presence of his Savior. Without a doubt, Dale is with Jesus--The One he longed to see, he is now seeing for eternity. 
Without any doubt, Dale would be saying to us--keep running the race. Keep Braggin' on Jesus. Keep the faith. It will truly be worth it all!!
Cheri. Trent and Mercedes. Kelly and Mario and little Drey--You are family to us and we love you so much. We are praying and know the Lord will give you the strength you need each day, each step. May He give you peace and comfort as only He can. 
The life legacy of Dale will continue to bring God glory for many years to come and many lives will continue to be reached for Jesus through this man who just simply and truly loved and lived for Jesus. 
We thank you Lord for this man and allowing him to so richly bless our lives. May we follow his lead and just be completely sold out to You-our Lord. Our Savior-Jesus Christ!!





Marty and Lori Ross

Cross And Crown Ministries was founded by Marty and Lori Ross in 1996.  At that time, they dedicated their ranch to reach young people and families for Jesus.  As Lori would say "It just doesn't get much better than that."


 Thank you Miss Lori (Mom)--We Press on Toward the Goal

As the year 2011 came to a close, Lori--our precious mom, wife, friend, and spiritual mentor--left this earthly life and started her heavenly one. Please note the wording--because we have the complete confidence that Heaven is Real and her last breath here on this earth was but her first breath with her precious Jesus in heaven. We do miss her so very much, but Jesus used her to speak and plant words of wisdom and love in so many of our hearts, and these seeds must continue to grow and spread to all those around us.

There are many words of love and gratitude we could write about Lori, but to put it simply, she would "have our hide." So we will just say thank you Miss Lori (Mom) for Reflecting His Glory and allowing Jesus' love to pour through you." We know with certainty what Lori's response would be--"If there's anything good in me it's only because of Jesus in me--it's sure not me--there's nothing good in me except Jesus."

We also know without a doubt Lori would reprimand us strongly if we did not continue forward--not for her sake--but for Jesus and His Kingdom. It was always her prayer and desire to "press on toward the goal."  She once stated--"Get your eyes above it--off of you and the situation and on Jesus--Get your eyes on Him." And that sounds like something she would say to us even at this time--after all, she is now with Jesus and we are sure she would say louder than ever before--"It just doesn't get any better than this."

Lori was committed to and in love with Jesus Christ--it was her utmost desire for Him to be glorified through her, no matter what. The following words of Lori sum it all up--"The most important thing is knowing Jesus--really knowing Him--nothing else matters or is important. I just praise Him!"


May we continue to Reflect His Glory and display His love to all who enter the gates of Cross and Crown.  May we "press on toward the goal."  And thank you Jesus that Heaven is Real.


A Brief History


Cross and Crown Ministries started in the hearts of co-founders, Marty and Lori Ross, who both felt a strong need to reach out to others, especially families and youth, with the message of Jesus Christ.  They stepped out in faith and dedicated their ranch as a place to be used to minister to families and young people.  As they would say, "This is really our Lord's ranch--not ours, so we pray He will use it as He sees fit. 

During meetings, events, services and social gatherings in general, other individuals expressed their growing concern and awareness of the prominent needs of families/youth in our communities.

These individuals joined together with a common desire to work with youth and families by conducting activities and providing group facilities for productive Christian-based activities which would strengthen and encourage the family as a unit and would help promote Christian values and guidance for our youth and children. 

As a result, Cross and Crown Ministries, Inc. was started in 1996.  Cross and Crown Ministries is a non-profit, interdenominational organization working to reach out to others with the love of Jesus.  We are located at Cross and Crown Ranch just southeast of Marietta, Oklahoma. 

The purpose and mission of Cross and Crown Ministries is for God to be glorified and others to know that--"Jesus Christ is Lord!"

Since the start of this ministry, God has made it possible for various activities to be held at Cross And Crown--all with the sole purpose of ministering to everyone involved, but with a sincere focus on families and young people.  Cross and Crown Ministries hosts activities each year.  Other groups also use the facilities for additional activities/events.  Some of the activities which have been conducted include:


  • Bible Studies
  • Cowboy Day Camps
  • Horsemanship Clinics
  • Horseback Riding 
  • Soccer Camps
  • Youth/Children Game Days/Activities
  • Fishing, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Softball, Kickball, etc.
  • Service and Outreach Projects
  • Bible distribution to community and surrounding areas
  • Church/Group Picnics and Cookouts
  • Family and Small Group Outings
  • Christian Cowboy Fellowships and Singings
  • Ladies Retreats
  • Western Play Days
  • Sponsoring of youth groups to attend Fellowship of Christian Cowboys Rodeo Bible Camps in Colorado



  • Christ Centered
  • Biblically Founded
  • Family/YouthFocused
  • Faith Financed
  • Volunteer Served
  • Mission Focused







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