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Our Leaders


Bishop Shawn & Pastor Caleen Howard are the Lead & Executive Pastors of Evanston Church of God in Evanston, Illinois. 


Shawn is a passionate leader who carries a strong message of hope and change that leads to both empowerment and transformation in the lives of those he encounters.  Drawing from his personal life experiences and employing his trademark sense of humor, he is both relatable and practical, enabling him to effectively impact people from all walks of life through the love of Jesus Christ.  Shawn has served as a member of the Regional Executive Council, District Overseer, Regional Men's Director, led community outreach programs, and planted the ministry of Life Changers Church in Toronto, ON where he served as Lead Pastor for 15 years.


Caleen is a powerful and enthusiastic leader whose passion for God and His people is evident in everything she does.  Her unique, dynamic approach to singing and ministering God’s word has allowed her to relate and impact the lives of the young and old.  “Pastor C”, as she is affectionately called, is passionate about training and mentorship; and notably, was appointed as the first female District Overseer (Interim) to serve in the Eastern Canada Region.  She is a Recording Artist; and together with her husband, they have produced musical projects, co-authored a book on Marriage, and speak at conferences internationally.

The Howards are servant-leaders who diligently work within the church and local community to see souls saved and lives impacted to the glory of God.  While Shawn & Caleen continually pour out their lives in ministry to others, their family remains their first priority and they regard their service to them as the greatest of all.  They have been married for 23 years and are the proud parents of three beautiful children – Malachi, Caleb, and Jordynn-Renée.

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