Lucius McDowell has been involved in the work of the ministry for a number of years. As minister of music he has fostered both spiritual and physical growth in various music departments. He has touched the lives of many believers as a praise and worship leader and as a prophetic psalmist. He is truly an anointed gift to God’s people. He teaches the body of Christ how to develop and maintain a personal relationship with the Heavenly Father.
His timely words of encouragement command listening audiences to be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Believers can immediately sense Lucius McDowell’s commitment to and understanding of the importance of being in right relationship with the Heavenly Father. His thought provoking and timely messages are delivered with passion and conviction, which creates a desire to grow and experience more of God’s power.
Lucius McDowell went to work for the Governor’s Office of Energy Resources in Atlanta, Georgia, after earning his B.S. Degree in Business Management from Morris Brown College in 1985. He was involved with management of strategic programs for the State of Georgia after which he worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assisting in the rebuilding of the City of Miami, Florida after the devastation of Hurricane Andrew. He worked as a Community Coordinator for the Georgia Transportation Alliance, where he continually made a kingdom difference in a bureaucratic system of government.
In 1996, Lucius McDowell joined the ministerial staff at Faith Christian Center in Smyrna, Georgia. He served as Minister of Music/Staff Minister under the leadership of Bishop Keith A. Butler. He distinguished himself in 1998 by graduating magna cum laude from the Word of Faith Christian International Bible Training Center and later received his ordination.
In 1999, Pastor McDowell answered the call of God to begin Agape International Ministries, Inc. On October 6th of that year, Pastor McDowell and his family held their first service at Wesley Lakes Elementary School. Ten people joined that day. Today, the church and its growing membership are housed in its new facility located in the beautiful city of Hampton, Georgia.
In 2006, Pastor McDowell became a Certified Trainer in Church Planting through Dynamic Church Planting International in Oceanside, California, In 2010, Pastor McDowell received his Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.
Pastor McDowell is married to Co-Pastor Donna McDowell, and they reside in McDonough, Georgia with their lovely daughters, Zoe and Victoria. He and his family demonstrate their knowledge of Christ as well as the rewards of life-giving service.