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God called Brother William J. Sowders to lead an association of churches that are called the Body of Christ. They are not an organized denomination. Rather, they are a voluntary association of churches and believers. Many of those churches go by the name of Gospel Assembly.
William Sowders was born in Louisville, Kentucky on September 13, 1879. After serving as a policeman, boat builder, and fisherman, he was converted from a rough life to a life of following Jesus Christ and, in 1913, received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost near Paducah, Kentucky. Shortly after receiving the Pentecostal experience, while working on a boat motor on the Ohio River, the Lord spoke to Bro. Sowders in an audible voice saying, “I want you to preach MY GOSPEL.” He was called of God to be a great teacher. Early in his ministry God began to reveal truths to him. These included truths about the Godhead, the beast, Babylon, water baptism, the number and qualifications of the Bride of Christ, and other doctrines. He had a tremendous revelation about staying outside of organized religion and manifesting the divine love of God, or the charity which is explained in 1 Corinthians 13.
William J. Sowder
At the peak of his influence, it is estimated that Bro. William Sowders led a fellowship that consisted of 75,000 believers in 300 congregations in 31 states. This man of God died on November 20, 1952. After his death factualism divided and splintered the movement he had led. Yet his vision remains. God called William Sowders to begin a work that will yet be completed. The Body of Christ will be healed.
Born in the Northern part of Haiti, in Limbe in the mid-sixties, Marc is the third born in a family of four, three boys and one girl who is the oldest. His parents taught him the value of prayer, the necessity to read the Holy Bible, having personal contact with God, the necessity to be compassionate, faithful, good, kind, virtuous and helpful. Marc’s father, Pierre-Louis Pierre was a farmer and his mother a homemaker. They went to church and participated in church related activities and it became a part of their lives. Marc grew up and was raised in the faith in his Christian family. Until today, faith is an intrinsic part of his life as a Pastor. He attended “Les Freres de L’Instruction Chretienne” of Limbe. After his graduation from high school in Haiti, his parents sent him to Canada where he started his studies at the University of Ottawa and later on was transferred to St. John’s University in Queens, NY. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance in 1995 and continued with a Master Degree program in Theology. Marc was privileged to have a mentor, a spiritual director and guide. His name was Rev. Dr. Sylvester Lorenzo Shannon, BD, MA, ThM, PhD, DD… with whom Marc shared his personal experiences as well as the quest of knowledge, the pursuit of excellence and the devotion to duty, the importance of hard work and the respect of others. In his journey, Marc was fortunate enough to be hired through campus recruitment by Gruntal&Co., Inc. a national investment banking and brokerage firm that was based in New York City for over a century.
His matriculation in the financial industry eventually brought Marc to the rank of Associate Vice President, at Morgan Stanley managing over two hundred and fifty accounts for the firm. In the year 2000, God led him to Houston, Texas for an intensive training under the tutelage of Rev. Billy Brown, one of the most respectable teachers of the Word of God. Marc stated that the short time he spent under Bro. Brown’s ministry was like the 40 days Jesus spent with his disciples after his resurrection where their eyes were really opened. This brief and timely encounter prepared him for what was coming his way later on in life. Marc said that the Texan experience was needed to balance the 20 years of training he had received before he became the Pastor of Gospel Assembly-Queens.