Get to know Gospel Artist William McDowell
Written by G Njuguna on October 6, 2023
William McDowell is a renowned American gospel musician, worship leader, and pastor. Here’s a brief biography of William McDowell:
Early Life and Education: He was born on the 31st of August 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Lewis (father) and Pauline (mother). His parents were born in North Carolina. He received a degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University, Orlando, Florida. He grew up in a Christian family and developed a passion for music at a young age. McDowell attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he pursued a degree in Music and Vocal Performance. His education laid the foundation for his future career in gospel music and ministry.
William McDowell was mentored by Ron Kenoly and after college, he later submitted to the mentorship of Sam Hinn. Ron Kenoly was his Music Director and Sam Hinn was the Worship Pastor at The Gathering Place Church.
Music Career: William McDowell gained recognition in the gospel music industry for his powerful and anointed worship songs. He is known for his ability to lead people into profound moments of worship through his music. Some of his most popular songs include “I Give Myself Away,” “Withholding Nothing,” “You Are God Alone,” and “Spirit Break Out.”
McDowell has released several albums, including “As We Worship,” “Arise,” and “Sounds of Revival.” His music has had a significant impact on the contemporary Christian and gospel music scene, earning him a wide fan base and numerous awards and nominations.
Ministry and Pastoral Work: In addition to his music career, William McDowell is also a pastor. He serves as the lead pastor of Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, Florida. The church is known for its vibrant worship services and commitment to spreading the message of Christ.
McDowell’s ministry and music often intertwine, as he uses his songs to inspire and lead worship within his congregation and at events around the world.
Legacy: William McDowell’s contributions to gospel music and Christian ministry have left a lasting legacy. He continues to be a prominent figure in both the music and religious communities, inspiring people through his worship songs and teachings.