Pastor Billy and Jean Gowan are from Spartanburg, S.C. They have three children, Angela, Jamie and Mandy. They also have 12 grandchildren. They have been in full time ministry since 1985 when they served as Youth Pastors here at Life Church when it was Unity Christian Fellowship. Pastor Billy was ordained at Evangel Cathedral in Spartanburg, S.C. They served as Youth Pastors until they went to help establish a church in North Myrtle Beach as Associate Pastors at Spirit Life Worship Center. They came to Life Church in September of 2003 as Senior Pastors. Pastor Billy is also a member of the Heaven's Saints Motorcycle Ministry.
"As a Pastor I want to see each believer reach his/her full potential as a Christian. We all have a destiny and I believe that destiny is for greatness...Through reaching that destination God has a plan for each of our lives and all we have to do is to walk in that plan and to trust in Him. Each person is important to God and His love is surrounding us everyday. Don't let a day go by without returning that love."