Lead Team

 

Staff

 Glenn McDowell

Director 

Glenn McDowell is the founder and Director of Philadelphia Gospel Movement.  
Born and raised in Paraguay of missionary parents, he loves connecting people of different cultures.  His greatest joy is helping people who are most different love one another in Christian community. 
He and his amazing wife Connie have two sons and two daughters, all adopted. 
He is City Pastor of Liberti River Wards Church.  He began pastoral ministry as Associate Pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church, and was active in planting churches and coaching church planters in Greater Philadelphia for 30 years. 
The focus of Glenn's ministry is to bring synergy to the diverse elements of the body of Christ in Philadelphia - for the good of the entire city.  The goal is fulfilling Jesus’ prayer in John 17:  "Father, may my disciples be one, that the world might believe.”  
He enjoys riding on bike trails and keeping his house warm in the winter by splitting logs one-handed for their wood stove (he is an amputee.)
Glenn has a BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania, an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and is certified as an Urban Church Planter Coach with Redeemer City to City. He served on the board of the Center for Urban Theological Studies (CUTS) for many years, which pioneered in and was a national model in training urban pastors.

 Emily Davis

Operations Manager 

Emily has a passion for helping and empowering people. As a former program director of Utility Emergency Services Fund for the past 10 years, she is a strong, organized leader who brings a wealth of knowledge on successfully starting new programs. In her time there, she has provided people with financial assistance and educated them to solve their immediate needs and to help them be self-sustaining long term. Her experience will play an important role in coordinating events and contribute to the growth of Philadelphia Gospel Movement.

Skip Galanes

Volunteer Finance Manager

Skip, now retired, had a business career dealing with commercial real estate finance as a consultant, lender, and investor. During the last 13 years, his practice focused on financing affordable housing. Before moving from Boston, Skip was a board member and volunteer for Emmanuel Gospel Center whose mission was to “Learn, Equip, and Connect” with Christian leaders from various backgrounds in addressing systemic problems in the Boston area. This EGC experience is very valuable in working with Philadelphia Gospel Movement in its start up phase.

Lead Team

 Glenn McDowell

Director 

Glenn McDowell is the founder and Director of Philadelphia Gospel Movement.  
Born and raised in Paraguay of missionary parents, he loves connecting people of different cultures.  His greatest joy is helping people who are most different love one another in Christian community. 

He and his amazing wife Connie have two sons and two daughters, all adopted. 
He is City Pastor of Liberti River Wards Church.  He began pastoral ministry as Associate Pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church, and was active in planting churches and coaching church planters in Greater Philadelphia for 30 years. 
The focus of Glenn's ministry is to bring synergy to the diverse elements of the body of Christ in Philadelphia - for the good of the entire city.  The goal is fulfilling Jesus’ prayer in John 17:  "Father, may my disciples be one, that the world might believe.”  
He enjoys riding on bike trails and keeping his house warm in the winter by splitting logs one-handed for their wood stove (he is an amputee.)
Glenn has a BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania, an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and is certified as an Urban Church Planter Coach with Redeemer City to City. He served on the board of the Center for Urban Theological Studies (CUTS) for many years, which pioneered in and was a national model in training urban pastors.

Rev. Bob Oliver

Chair

Lead Pastor

New Covenant Church of Philadelphia

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Rev. Bob Oliver is the Lead Pastor of New Covenant Church of Philadelphia. Prior to 2018 he was President and CEO of Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, a global pharmaceutical business.
In addition to executive leadership and ministry experience he has served on the following nonprofit and for-profit boards:
 ∙ Board Member for Israeli based pharma company, Medison 
∙ PhD Board of Fellows of Eastern University
∙ Board of Advisors of Saint Joseph’s University
∙ Past Board Chairman of Eastern University Academy Charter School
∙ Board Chairman of Otsuka, Canada
∙ Independent Director and Executive Advisor of Hyalo Technologies of Philadelphia
∙ Chairman of V ClinBio of Princeton, New Jersey
∙ Executive Advisor to the Vice Chancellor of Rutgers University

 

Cindy Bergvall, CPA

Secretary

Director 

Bee, Bergvall & Co

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Cindy Bergvall is a Director at Bee, Bergvall & Co. and its affiliate the Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management.   She and her husband have a daughter, son & daughter in law & grandson.  Together they serve the Youth Ministry at Trinity Community Church and are ministry representatives with International Students Inc.   Cindy is a member of the C12 Group.  She is active with the Christian Business Womens Connection.  Cindy has served on the Board of Valley Christian School, CB Cares Educational Foundation, First Savings Charitable Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.  

Yvette Nuñez is Deputy Vice President of Communications and Marketing at UnidosUS. She is a nonprofit communications leader with more than 20 years of experience in local and national non-profit organizations and the federal government. 
She holds a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government. She is a mother of four, William, Olivia, Cruz and Noah, and serves as the Women and Small Groups ministries leader at CityReach Church in Philadelphia, PA under Pastors Mark and Wanda Novales.

 

Advisors

Dwight was born and raised in the Greater Philadelphia area. Dwight graduated with a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University and has a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He and his wife Paula are blessed with 4 children. Dwight has been serving as the senior pastor of Renewal Church West Philadelphia since 2009. He enjoys finding new restaurants with his wife and playing in city sports leagues. Dwight and Paula are grateful to be ministering in the city they know and love so well.

Dr. W. Wilson Goode

Former Mayor of Philadelphia

President of Amachi

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Dr. W. Wilson Goode is the CEO of Philadelphia Leadership Foundation, Chair and CEO of Self, Inc. He previously served as Chairman of PA Utilities Commission (1978-1980), Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia (1980-1983) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education (1993-2000)

Tim Doering

Vision and Networking Leader

Netzer

netzer.org

Over a decade ago Tim founded Netzer, an interdenominational unity movement rooted in southeastern Pennsylvania. Netzer facilitates regional expressions of the Church by bringing pastors and congregations together in their local areas for prayer, connection, equipping and collaboration for the glory of Christ and the furthering of the gospel. Tim was a local church pastor for 18 years and now serves Netzer in the areas of Vision and Networking. His heart is to see each local body find its unique niche in the kingdom, and to see the leaders of those bodies blessing one another in healthy, supportive, and prayerful relationships. Tim and Jen have been married for 20 years, have two teenage boys and reside in East Coventry Pennsylvania.

Rev. Terry Davis

Lead Pastor

Christ Community Church

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Pastor Terry is the lead pastor of Christ Community Church of Philadelphia. His desire is to create an environment where people of different ethnicities and backgrounds can come together and experience the dynamic, unconditional and transforming love of Christ. Pastor Terry and his wife, Pamela, have been married for over 30 years and have three fine sons.

 
 

Founders

Bishop Milton Grannum

 

Senior Pastor of

New Covenant Church

of Philadelphia

Dr. Sherry Jones

 

President of

Sonship Freedom

Rev. Watson Jones

 

Former Senior Pastor of

Restoration Church

Bishop Eric Lambert, Jr.

 

Carol Scott

 

Entrepreneur