RJ McCowan often speaks of his personal supernatural encounters with God. The first one at age 12, then at 17. At age 23 was the strongest visitation of all, and gave validity to his call to ministry. He was ordained a Minister of The Gospel 4 years later. While reading his Bible one evening, sitting in the front room (of their then two bedroom duplex), The Lord personally visited him and called him to be a Prophet of God. Sometime later, The Lord gave him the foundation of his call to ministry – [Revelation from Heaven: “You are called to be an Intercessor, your life will consist of prayer, fasting, and personal studies with Me. You will instruct, rebuke, and reprove.] Using TV, radio, & tape ministry as a means of preaching The Gospel, he was later instructed to “think global using technology.” In 1996, RJ McCowan was instructed by God to establish Pneuma Christian Center. He received an Honorary Doctorate from St. Thomas Christian College in Jacksonville, FL, and now many are acknowledging the Apostolic anointing on his life and ministry. Dr. RJ is a member of Creflo Dollar Ministerial Association, under the leadership of Dr. Creflo Dollar Jr. He and his wife Beverly, for nearly 40 years, reside in Chattanooga, TN with one daughter, Kilzma McCowan Brown, his son-in-law Ivan Brown, and two granddaughters, Reagyn and Lacye Brown.