New Redeaming Spirituality, December 19, 2009
Don grew up on an orchard on the Yakima Indian Reservation.
At the age of nine Don felt the call of God on his young life.
In high school Don was responsible for interfaith understanding by having led groups going to other faith worship at a Buddhist Temple and Jewish synagogue besides receiving the number one Black Pastor of Yakima to speak to his church and being invited to speak in his church.
During Don’s university days, Don led chapel services with diverse people such as atheist Madaline Murray O’Harre to U.S. Senator and Oregon Governor Mark Hatfield.
Don also led Willamette University and Mt. Angel Benedictine Seminary in inter faith discussions, worship, and retreat meetings.
For a few years Don and his wife were only two of a very few life members of the Edgar Casey Foundation based in Virginia Beach, VA
By 1969 and 1971 Don had graduated from both New York Institute of Photography with 960 class hours in Color, Portrait, and Motion Picture Photography and had graduated from Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Oregon.
In 1971 he had also experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit and having seen miracles close up, began to be used in miracles.
In 1971 Don began twenty-four years of ministering in missions.
In 1974 he pastored a year in Edmonton, Alberta.
1975 to the present Dr. Don Cowin has been a key player and early on a partner in his families’ orchard/packing/shipping operation on the Yakima Indian Reservation.
By 1990, Don had begun monthly ministry work at the Department of Corrections. By 1997 it had grown to ministering fifteen times a month and continues to the present.
Since 1988 Dr. Don Cowin has also gone alone, with his wife, or with others on mission trips to Mexico, Senegal, West Africa, Philippines, Indonesia, and Bulgaria.
Don is married with three adult children.
In the spring of 2006, Dr. Don Cowin received his Doctorate of Ministry from Christian Life School of Theology.