November 1, 2013
The board of trustees appointed Paul Borthwick as trustee to
the Crowell Trust effective November 1, 2013.
Paul has a rich and long history of global mission's involvement and the
trust is grateful Paul has accepted this responsibility.
John Bass, who has faithfully served the trust since
November 1981, resigned November 1, 2013, as trustee to the Crowell Trust. John
will be serving as a consultant to the chairman through October 2014. The Trust is deeply grateful for John's
service and dedication to the Trust and the kingdom of God throughout these
The Crowell Trust has moved! Our new office location is:
102 N Cascade, Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
December 22, 2012
Dr. Edwin L. Frizen, Jr. March 9, 1925 - December 22, 2012
Fondly known to many as "Uncle Jack," Dr. Edwin L. Frizen, Jr., 87, went
to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 10:50 in the
evening in Orlando, Florida, after a period of illness and declining
health. He passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord.
Born March 9, 1925, he was named Edwin Leonard Frizen Jr. Jack's parents
dedicated him to missionary service when he was three. He responded to
the gospel at age six during a tent meeting his father was holding for
children and at age 12 dedicated his life for missionary service.
While serving in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II, Jack was
heavily involved in the launch of an evangelistic program that was the
beginning of SEND International. After several years of service in the
Philippines, Jack and his wife, Grace, were placed on loan to the
Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association (IFMA) of North America,
where Jack served as executive director from 1963-1991 and consulting
director from 1991-92.
Jack was the recipient in 1976 of the National Association of
Evangelicals' Layman-of-the-Year Award. In 1992, he was named
Distinguished Alumnus by Columbia International University. In 2002,
the Pioneers Frizen Missionary Training Center was named in honor of Dr.
and Mrs. Frizen. In 2009, "Uncle" Jack was presented with Pioneers'
Lifetime Ministry Achievement Award for his ministry service.
Throughout his life, Jack served in many different capacities. He was
an honorary U.S. Board member of SEND International and served as an
officer and board member of a number of Christian organizations,
including: the Evangelical Missions Information Service, National
Association of Evangelicals, World Evangelical Alliance and the WEA
Missions Commission, the Tyndale House Foundation and the Henry Parsons
Crowell & Susan Coleman Crowell Trust.
"Jack Frizen was a true mission statesman," noted Steve Moore,
president of Missio Nexus. "His passion for the Great Commission and
unity in the body of Christ was evidenced by his involvement in the
founding of SEND International, his 29 years of leadership with the
Interdenominational Foreign Mission Association, and his public support
of the merger that formed Missio Nexus. His life example inspires all of
us to persevere and finish well."
He served as Acting U.S. Director for Pioneers-USA from November 1998
to August 1999. He served as a member of the U.S. and Canadian boards
of Pioneers and Pioneers International Council.
Jack was an active member of Filipino International Christian Church
in Orlando. He was preceded in death by his beloved sweetheart Grace
Elizabeth Howell Frizen on December 27, 2005, after over 55 years of
A memorial service is planned for 10:30 a.m., January 11, at Wycliffe
Bible Translators Volunteer Center, 10968 John Wycliffe Blvd., Orlando,
FL. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes contributions to the Edwin L. Frizen, Jr. Missionary Training Fund (Account #150670)
at Pioneers. The purpose of the fund is to carry on Dr. Frizen's legacy
of training and prayer for missionaries to the unreached peoples of the
August 15, 2012
Welcome Lori Drexler!
Crowell Trust is pleased to introduce Lori Drexler
as our newest staff member, filling the position of program officer. Her
role is to assist the Executive Director in the grant-making process and engage
in relational development with organizations that are allied with Crowell
Trust. Lori recently moved back to Colorado after living in Southern
California where she worked as a program officer for First Fruit, Inc. Originally from Northwest Indiana, Lori is a
graduate of Indiana University. She is in process of completing an MA
program in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. In her spare
time, she enjoys reading, studying nutrition, watching foreign films, creative
cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Go to "Apply for a Grant" to learn about our new on-line process.
The 2010 Susan Coleman Crowell Awards
The Henry Parsons Crowell Award
The Henry Parsons Crowell Award for excellence and innovation in the extension of evangelical Christianity
This award was established to acknowledge the significant contributions of the entrepreneurial founder of The Quaker Oats Company, H. P. Crowell, to the extension of evangelical Christianity throughout his life. It is given to encourage others to emulate his zeal for Christ and openhanded example. During the 40 years he served as chairman of the board of Moody Bible Institute, he consistently gave more than 65% of his income to Christian ministry.
2007 Award Recipient:
Overseas Council was the 2007 Henry Parsons Crowell Award winner for faithfully providing strategic, broad-base support and encouragement to seminaries and Bible colleges throughout the world. Overseas Council has been contributing to the fulfillment of the Great Commission since 1974 by assisting non-Western centers for evangelical leadership development to equip pastors, teachers, evangelists, missionaries, and lay Christian leaders.
They accomplish their mission by making available resources for student scholarships, faculty scholarships, campus development, educational resources, and consultation.
Previous Henry Parsons Crowell Award Recipients: