John Gowans

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Birthday
13, 1934
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Dec 8, 2012 (78)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
13, 1934
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Dec 8, 2012 (78)

About

Salvation Army official who served from 1999-2002 as the organization's sixteenth General. Also a songwriter, he wrote ten Christian-themed musicals.

Before Fame

While serving his compulsory military term, he spent two years in the Royal Army Education Corps in Germany.

Trivia

Jesus Folk, The Blood of the Lamb, and Spirit were among his most popular Salvation Army musicals.

Family Life

He was the middle of five children born to Salvation Army Officer parents.

Associated With

He was succeeded by John Larsson as the General of the Salvation Army.