Our Pastor

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.

Our Church

Overcoming Faith Christian Center gladly welcomes You as a person whose presence is a pleasure.

We are glad to have you fellowship with us and express our desire that you would come and worship with us again!

OFCC is a non-denominational church founded on the principles of the Word of God with an emphasis on developing the whole person and equipping people and families to WIN in every aspect of life. 

We are a multi-cultural body made up of individuals from every walk of life. We believe in worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth and encourage this throughout the multi-faceted departments of this ministry. Our church is comprised of departments that offer specified fellowship in a variety of areas of ministry. 

We are excited to have you fellowship with us and invite you to come and experience God’s life changing power with us soon!

Our Vision

Habakkuk 2:2-3

And the Lord answered me, and said, "Write the vision, and make it plain upon the tables, that he may run that readeth it. (v. 2)

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry." (v. 3)

Our vision is to proclaim the uncompromised word of God to the world without partiality and to aid the body of Christ in attaining the blessings of health and prosperity. These blessings are the new covenant promises through the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Moreover, to build a world outreach center targeting the youth of our generation and all who will answer the call of salvation to develop the whole man, spirit, soul and body.


And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (v. 23)

Moreover, to provide a place where all people, regardless of the color of their skin or culture, can come together in love and worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace.

This is our vision and we believe it shall be accomplished in Jesus name.