Pastoral Staff


Rev. Ricky Bowen and Sis. Barbara Bowen


Rev. Ricky C. Bowen received his call to the ministry when he was 14 years old.  He married his wife Sis. Barbie S. Quillen on September 8th, 1979 and they started on the evangelist field.  After five dedicated years of service, they returned to Aberdeen to assist his father, Rev. W. E. Bowen, who was pastor of Aberdeen First Pentecostal Church for 42 years.  Following his father’s passing in December 2002, Rev. Ricky C. Bowen assumed the pastorate of Aberdeen First Pentecostal Church.  Rev. Ricky C. Bowen graduated Cum Laude from Omega Bible Institute and Seminary with a Bachelors degree in Theology and a Masters in Theology.  The Bowens have three children, daughter Andrea, and two sons Bradford and Zachary.  Andrea married Jim Cucchiara and they now have two daughters, Abigail and Madison and a son, Chase.  Bradford married Jenna Dodd and they have 2 sons, Ian and Reid.

Rev. James Terry and Sis. Danielle Terry


Rev. James Terry Sr. is the Pastor of Aberdeen First Pentecostal Church.  He and his wife Danielle, are the proud parents of four children;  Ashley, James Jr., Michelle, and Sarah Rose.  Rev. Terry owns and operates successful businesses in Aberdeen; Terry’s Discount Grocery and Terry’s Flooring and Interior Designs, and is well-respected in the community.  He possesses a tremendous passion and burden for the people of Aberdeen.  Rev. Terry’s desire is to see men and women’s lives changed and to encourage a closer relationship with God.

Assistant Pastor
Rev. Randall Carmeans and Sis. Laurenda Carmeans


Bro. Carmeans is the Assistant Pastor and Men’s Ministry Director at Aberdeen First Pentecostal Church where both he and his wife, Sister Laurenda Carmeans, are the proud parents of two beautiful little girls, Anna Kate and Emma Claire. Bro Carmeans graduated from nearby Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and works at Columbus Cellulose Fibers.  Along with coordinating operations inside AFPC beside Rev. James Terry, he has a strong passion to see the men of Aberdeen First Pentecostal Church grow in their relationship with God, their families, and the church.