Licensed Pastoral Counselor and Therapist

Pastor Quanidos McGowen

Pastor Quanidos McGowen is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor, therapist and man of God with a heart for people. He serves as a Pastor of Pastoral Care at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He has been an integral component of the Second Baptist family for over 14 years. Under the leadership of Dr. Ed Young, Pastor Q has coupled the fundamental techniques of leadership and his unique touch of connecting with people, to create a system that provides spiritual, mental, and emotional health to all that come into contact with him.

Pastor Q provides counseling to many individuals, couples and families from every end of the spectrum. He is trained in marriage and family counseling, crisis and trauma, addictions and recovery, and sexual abuse. He specializes in working with church clergymen and women by providing practical and spiritual guidance and mental health counseling and resources to those who are in pursuit and active in ministry and leadership.


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Family Life

Pastor Q is married to Djuna McGowen. Together, they have 2 children and 5 grandchildren! He volunteers for several organizations and ministries including, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Jail and HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood, where he is the volunteer chaplain. In his spare time, Pastor Q loves to read and learn new things, watching and attending basketball games, coaching sports, fishing and traveling. Pastor Q is a dedicated Pastor and man of God who is committed to seeing his clients grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Committed To Helping Clients Succeed.

Certifications and Training

Licensed and Ordained Christian Pastor – June 2008

Certified Christian Counselor – American Association of Christian Counselors – September 2008

International Board of Christian Counselors Certification – September 2008

Certified Christian Chaplain – November 2015

Educational Background

Light University

Biblical Counseling Certification – September 2008

Christian Bible Institute and Seminary

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry