Project: Phoenix, Arizona, USA


Steve Brooks joined the Crown team in 1993 and has served in many roles during his 25+ years as a field staff person. He believes God was preparing him for this ministry during his second year in marriage. 

Steve and Robbie and were married in 1975 and their first year of marriage was difficult at times. Steve was a "saver" or "non-spender" while Robbie was a "normal spender" (but not an over-spender). It was in 1976 that Larry Burkett published his first book Your Finances in Changing Times and after he read it two or three times, announced to his wife, "we need to get on a budget!" Steve said, "When we began to live on our first budget, it took most of the financial tension out of our relationship and we took our first steps to become faithful stewards of God's money and possessions."

Now many years later, it is their privilege to share God's financial principles with couples and singles who struggle to faithfully handle the money and possessions God has entrusted to them.



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This young family has been in budget coaching for 6 months. The firefighter and part-time real estate agent/full-time mother want to glorify God while supporting their family!

When Sara's husband died 8 years ago, she needed help managing her money, since she is not a detailed person. She turned to Steve and Robbie to help manage them God's way

Vada is a single Mom of four children. She is making progress through budget coaching - getting on budget and to making ends meet monthly. She has seen God do some amazing things for her family.


The main focus of my ministry this past year has been doing one-on-one budget coaching with couples and singles in the Phoenix area. I have been a Crown-trained budget coach since 2001 and I find that my skills as a budget coach have improved over these many years. I love helping people to learn God's financial principles and to apply them to their lives. Some marriages have been saved and some people have come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior through this process.

Occasionally I have the opportunity to teach workshops in churches in the Phoenix area. I also lead Crown small group studies in my community.

I have also served as a part-time Stewardship Director at a church helping them to accelerate the Crown program in their congregation.

I love to train people to lead Crown studies and workshops or to be effective budget coaches.