Dr. Harold McCowan is the Founder and Pastor of Overcoming Faith Christian Center in Athens, TN. Pastor McCowan attended J.L. Cook High School. He enrolled at McMinn County High School as the first full time African American student to graduate. In his senior year, he was part of the inaugural graduating class of integrated students at McMinn County High School in Athens, TN.
After graduation from McMinn County High School, Pastor McCowan served in the United States of America Army. After two years of service and an Honorable Discharge he entered the workforce. He attended TSU in Nashville and later completed his studies at Cleveland State College .
In June of 1976, Pastor Harold McCowan received his call into the ministry beginning his walk with God. In 1985, Pastor McCowan began teaching the Word of God as overseer of the congregation of Overcoming Faith Christian Center through today. Pastor McCowan is a member of the Fellowship of International Christian Word of Faith Ministries (FICWFM) founded by Apostle Dr. Frederick K.C. Price.
On May 18, 2012 Pastor Harold McCowan received his Doctorate of Divinity from New Life Bible College under the direction of Dr. Norvel Hayes.
Pastor Harold McCowan is the loving father of two sons Tracy & William and one daughter Kyrah.