Leadership & Staff

Leadership & Staff


Pastor JR Gurley began ministry at the age of 13. He has traveled across the United States and abroad ministering to the body of Christ. His message, aimed at his generation and the Church at large, is to simply "rise up and take your place in the Kingdom!".

In July of 1999, Pastor JR was miraculously healed from serious life -threatening injuries he sustained when a drunk driver fatally struck another vehicle carrying him and his 2 closest friends. He was the only survivor. Pastor JR has been on staff at the WOW Center since 2001 as an Associate Youth Pastor and has served as Young Adult Pastor since 2004. For the last 5 years Pastor JR's primary ministry drive has been intense discipleship and building a House of Prayer (24/7 Worship and Intercession). He believes in making disciples who make disciples.

When Pastor JR is not at work, he can usually be found immersed in one of his favorite hobbies (usually hunting) or hidden in one of his favorite books.

Random Fact: Pastor JR learned to play Chess from a National Chess Champion

Pastor Robert "JR" Gurley