Our Story

aThe Crowned by the king story

About the Founder:  Judi James is a devoted wife and mother of three awesome teenagers. She has humbly stepped out in faith to start this necklace ministry, and is excited about what God is doing through it.

Currently, Judi is a stay-at-home mom and part-time CEO of her family’s wedding and event business (www.jamestown-ranch.com).  She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, but currently isn’t practicing. Through her work opportunities, she is able to share the love of Christ with students, teachers, administrators, business owners, and brides and grooms all over Central Arkansas. She has been an active leader with the student ministries of Purposed and Wonder Women at the local Junior and Senior High Schools.  She has also worked with the Couple’s ministries, Women’s ministries, and City Serve out reach program of New Life Church in Greenbrier, Arkansas.

She loves the opportunity to share her testimony, and gets to do it often by simply wearing her “Crowned By the King” necklace. She began this ministry, without even knowing it, in 2007 when she went to an event and was given the necklace as the take home gift. God began to do some big things in her life at this time by teaching her about His unconditional love for her and the beauty and purpose He had for her. As He was teaching her these important things, she began to see how other ladies have the same desires as her. To feel beautiful, cherished, and a purpose in their lives. Often times as women, we look for those things in our husbands, society, or families but ultimately we should be made whole in Christ, our father and King. Several times, while wearing her necklace, God gave her the opportunity to speak into other ladies lives and led her to give her necklace away. Upon giving the necklace to another lady, God showed her how simple it is to share his power and love with others. After praying about it, and the constant confirmation from the Lord, “Crowned by the King” ministry was born.

Her desire is to see women impacted through this ministry and the message of love and hope that Christ provides spread throughout the world. Her passion is to see women fall more in love with Christ and share His power and love with others. She has developed this fun and exciting women’s ministry around this passion and the “Crowned By The King” necklace.

Judi enjoys sharing with women about God’s faithfulness and love and is available to speak at retreats, events, and small groups. She humbly shares of God’s faithfulness and love for her and her family through some very trying times. In her testimony she speaks of God‘s power: from healing her physical body of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), healing her broken marriage, and even blessing her with three beautiful kids, which she thought she might never have. During her testimony, she shares a fun yet powerful message for women leaving them encouraged and inspired.