My oldest son, Mark.
My youngest son, Stephen.
My "Joy"-- Amirah!
Amirah and Lailah!
(My Mom and Dad)
In loving memory of my Dad,
Charles F. Gowens,
who went to be with the Lord
April 19, 1994.
GOWENS MUSIC: Gospel music for children
About the Composer
Cynthia Gowens is a native of Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Frances Gowens. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and her masters Degree in Reading Diagnosis and Remediation from Bowling Green State University. She formerly taught at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and founded the Gospel Experience Choir, which was comprised of 75 Virginia Tech students. Cynthia moved to Columbus, Ohio and worked as a teacher trainer for Head Start for several years. She has retired after serving 30 years as an elementary reading teacher for South-Western City Schools.
Cynthia has been a composer of children's music for many years. She is known for her age-appropriate, scripture based, anointed children's music! She has written several children's musicals and skits, and has published several songbooks for children's choirs. She has also produced an instructional video entitled Simple Signing and Singing for Children's Choirs. Cynthia has presented her songs nationally at the Gospel Music Workshop of America each year since 1991. Children throughout the country are singing her music!
Cynthia released her third CD of her children's praise and worship music, entitled Created to Worship, and is presently working on several other projects. She has two sons who are awesome musicians-- Mark (Ruth), and Stephen, and two beautiful and talented grand daughters, Amirah Joy and Lailah Grace!
Many are called, but few are chosen. Cynthia has indeed been called and chosen to write for and work with children. God has also given her a desire to train and equip others whom He has called to work with children. It is her prayer that her music and her message will be a blessing to the body of Christ.