The Reverend Clarence E. Stowers, Jr. was born on December 2, 1966 to Dr. Clarence (deceased) and Margaret Stowers, Sr. in Evanston, Illinois. He began his spiritual pilgrimage at Mars Hill under the leadership of Dr. Clarence E. Stowers, Sr. He accepted his call to preach the gospel in 1991 and was licensed and ordained at Mars Hill.
Pastors are fighting back amidst efforts to strip them of their housing allowance tax exemption. More than 5,000 have already signed on to an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) campaign defending the exemption.
“We want to keep everything lightweight, low maintenance and high quality. For the purpose of being able to respond to what God is doing in the community versus manufacturing something and then asking God to bless it.” - Jamie Mertens