Meet our team

  • Lead Pastor, Rev. Jeffrey L. Gowen


    Pastor Jeff Gowen became the Lead Pastor of AAOG in January of 2015. He has been in full-time ministry as an Assemblies of God pastor for 35 years. He was ordained with the AG in 1989. His ministry has led him to pastor churches in Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana. His formal education started at the University of Missouri after graduating high school. He also attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Global University, Florissant Valley College, and Mineral Area College. His wife Kim is very much involved in their ministry and is very active in church life. After graduating high school she attended Mineral Area College on a music scholarship. She is an accomplished pianist and both Jeff and Kim are used in music ministry. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.


  • Associate Pastor, Rev. J. Derek Gowen

    Youth ministry, Worship, Media/IT


    Pastor Derek and Beth, along with their three boys Bryant, Mason, and Connor, came to Angola in October of 2016. Pastor Derek graduated Highschool from CHS in Collinsville, IL and went on to recieve his B.A. in Bible at Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. His passion is youth ministry.


  • Kids Director, Sandy Howe


    Sandy and her husband Curtis have been here at AAOG a long time. Sandy does it all. She started in bus ministry when she was 15. She has worked with jr high, sr high, as well as middle school, and younger students. She has a heart for kids ministry and runs a full schedule of ministry for kids on Wednesday nights as well as a Sunday morning kid's church in Kids Corner Connection. She has over 27 years of experience in ministry.

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  • Executive Secretary, Kim J. Gowen

    General office management, records and inquiry

    Contact: or

                         260-665-9998 During normal office hours.