james crockett, executive director
James Crockett was raised on the west side of Chicago by a single mother who was raising 5 children in a very high-risk neighborhood. James got caught up in the street life and found himself in prison, which is where Jesus met him. When he got out of prison he was motivated to change his life around and also reach those who are going through the same struggles that he has. In 2010 James began a men's Bible study with the men in the North of Howard neighborhood, which was the beginning of what God has grown to become C24/7 Father's Arms Ministries.
James has a great passion for street ministry and walking with high-risk men through some of the toughest of situations. He loves building relationships with those in his neighborhood and others who do not look like him because he says he has something to learn from everyone. He is married to Natalie Crockett and has 6 children.
natalie crockett, program director
Natalie Crockett, a graduate from Olivet Nazarene University, has been working in the North of Howard Neighborhood since 2011. Her passion to build relationships with the children, men and women in the neighborhood inspired her to move in and become their neighbor. Her and her husband, James Crockett, founded C24/7 Father's Arms Ministries in 2016 in order to reach more of the community and bring the good news of the Gospel of Jesus. She has 6 wonderful children and in her free time (what free time?) she enjoys doing puzzles, drinking coffee with friends and watching "This Is Us."