Pastors William & Janice Dowd
Pastor William Dowd and his wife Jan were both born and raised in Ottumwa, Iowa. After graduating High School they were married in June 1974. They have two grown children; Angela Sullivan and Bradley Dowd, Seven grand children and three Great grand children
After following a business career at a young age they rededicated their lives to the Lord and began to pursue the ministry God called them into. In 1989 they took their first pastorate in Columbia City, IN with the Pentecostal Church of God. As senior pastor, Pastor Dowd received his ordination and held several positions in the organization as sectional Presbyter, and sectional Youth Leader, and State Christian Path Lighter Leader. Pastor Dowd and his wife Jan pastored several churches for the Pentecostal Church of God, and was affiliated with the Full Gospel Churches International. He transfered his Ordained Credentials to the Assembly of God in 2012.
In 2005 The Dowd’s joined the pastoral staff of Saint Joseph Family Worship Center, Assembly of God, Saint Joseph, Missouri as the Assistant Pastors; they worked with them until August 2012 when they were voted in as Senior Pastors at the Cainsville Mo. Assembly of God and were there until July of 2017. On July 30th 2017 they were voted in as Pastors of 1st Assembly of God in Marianna. They are now residents of Marianna and are settling into their new home and church. Pastor Dowd enjoys playing the guitar and bass and his wife plays the piano and they enjoy singing.
The community is invited to come out and meet the Pastors and enjoy the singing and preaching of the Gospel.
Rev Jan Dowd has been a licensed minister for 26 years. She has pastored alongside her husband in several churches for the Pentecostal Church of God, and the Full Gospel Churches International. She has preached the gospel of Jesus Christ and taught Bible studies in the churches and outside church walls as well. Sister Jan Dowd was the assistant pastor with her husband in Saint Joseph, Mo. at the Family Worship Center where she preached the Word of God, taught a Sunday school class, and a Women Bible Study for approximately 5 years. She also ministered for 5 years in Cainsville Assembly of God. She now again joins her husband in pastoring where God has placed them to labor for the Master Jesus Christ, in the City of Marianna, Arkansas.