This ministry started over 45 years ago in 1973 by Rev. Dr. Rex Shanks, in Kansas USA.

Rex personally took the ministry across the USA and into Haiti, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Mauritius Island, Nassau, Nigeria, Trinidad, Uganda and was the author of four spiritual warfare books.

Crown of Life Ministries, Inc. (COLM) became a USA 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization in 1984, with Rex as Chairman and President.


Rex retired in 2005 and under God’s direction, Bishop Al Collins, became the new President and Chairman of the Board. Al brought to this position decades of experience in international business and finance, along with years of experience as a spiritual warfare minister. Al has done spiritual warfare in such places as Austria, Barbados, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, The Netherlands, Switzerland and various US States.

Al continued the success of COLM, by introducing Way of the Eagle International! This is an educational arm of COLM, in providing supernatural training through the website, through our books; hands-on, Supernatural School in The Philippines; free eLibrary and email mentoring.

God led Al to write an ebook, XTREME BIG GAME HUNTING (XBGH) and showed him and told him, while he was in the spirit with God, that “it would go across the waters”. The book goes deeply into spiritual warfare, on how to conquer principalities and powers over cities, territories and nations. Also, how to do effective evangelism; develop a relationship with God; operate in your spiritual senses and get on the right destiny track with God! Hunting not only the Xtreme Big Game in the heavenly spiritual places, but also in the physical realm. Also, hunting people to set them free of evil entities; religion; corrupt leaders and the world; setting them on the right course with God!

This book is being used by Universities, Colleges, training centers, Church groups and Sunday Schools, around the world.

After 10 years of hitting the world with rave reviews, XBGH was expanded and retitled, THE SILVER BULLET OF GOD, with additional sections on Fasting, Healing, Spirit Travel, Translocation, Soul Imprisonment and Raising the Dead!

It is now an in-depth, supernatural, 550+ page book, that is available through thousands of global distributors including Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Also available is the book that Al co-authored with God,

A training manual with keys and conversations to you directly from God on how to visit Heaven; how to obtain your treasures and inheritance now; and how to walk with God like Adam and Eve did. Also included are numerous testimonies and experiences of Al’s visits with Father God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and angels over the years on Earth and in Heaven.

THE WAY’s new website, How 2 Visit Heaven, with God’s quiz, can be reached here.


Rhoda Collins, Al’s wife, is also a board member, who was brought to salvation through Radio Free Europe, via an illegal radio during the Cold War, where she grew up suffering persecution behind the Iron Curtain. This was a hard place to be for Christians. Experienced in street evangelism; prayer ministry; intercession and healing, has allowed Rhoda to bring a well-rounded addition to COLM’s leadership expertise. Rhoda regularly goes in the spirit; does high level spiritual warfare; walks in heaven’s gardens and across earth with Jesus and visits God’s throne room.


To date, this ministry has been tracked as going into 190+ countries!

Testimonies pour in, on how this ministry has changed lives and ministries! Bringing instant miracles; healing; deliverance; reduced crime; miraculous changes in cities and nations and successful evangelism. Glory to God!

Over the years, COLM has developed into a growing leadership network in several countries, with experienced supernatural leaders; international speakers; evangelists and spiritual warfare ministers.

COLM has supported supernatural Colleges; training centers; mission schools; Church group planting; crusades; leadership conferences; orphan and widow’s homes and food, literacy and workforce and community development programs.

Our main associations and affiliations are in India, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda and the USA.


The mission of Crown of Life Ministries, Inc., is to mentor, assist, train and nurture people of all ages, to obtain physical, mental and spiritual healing and deliverance (infants to seniors). To encourage Christians back to being spiritually-centered and God-centered, to operate in demonstrations of God’s power (miracles, signs and wonders), per the guideline of 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 and 1 Corinthians 4:20. Utilizing educational programs, to assist people in developing their spiritual gifts, relationship and destiny with God.


Training is done in many countries now, however, the vision is of a main International Supernatural College, stationed in North America.

To rise up powerful men and women of God like Elijah and Deborah requires gifts of land and funding. Ask God how you can help!

Please pray for our success in equipping spiritual leaders across the globe, as we are commissioned to do!

“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,  so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,1from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”
Ephesians 4: 11-16

Al and his wife Rhoda are blessed to be able to set captives free; bring down the evil kingdom and advance God’s Kingdom! Our special blessing is being able to teach others to fulfill their destiny with God and how to operate in the supernatural realm with their spirit and spiritual senses.

COLM has many ongoing projects in various countries and we look forward to your networking and joining us in successful campaigns for Christ; for yourself; your family; your city and your nation!

Offense conquers the enemy, not defense!

Xtreme Christians… Xtreme Results!

Be a Part of the Action!

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