Pastors & Staff

Brandon Watkiss 

Lead Pastor

Pastor Brandon is devoted to seeing the local church thrive through individuals who have experienced the life changing power of God in their lives.  His heart is to equip leaders and individuals in the church to be missional for the cause of Christ.  From week to week, he speaks life-giving messages that are relevant and impacting generations to rise up and live out their faith.  He is passionate about providing a place where people can belong, feel valued, and have an encounter with the One True Living God.

Ashley Watkiss

Student  Ministries  Pastor

Pastor Ashley is known for her love to teach and share the word of God.  She has a deep passion for discipleship and to provide students with relevant training in understanding the word of God.  She serves as the director and overseer of Remix Youth, E-Kids and also is on the speaking team.  Her heart has always been to pour into students through  life-giving words at church and teaching at the local high school.  

Allen Davis

Family Pastor

Pastor Al has a big heart for families.  He is committed to investing in relationships by sending a clear message that people are loved and valued.  He is the co-director of Kansas City School of Ministry and has coached many young people to serve in full-time ministry.  He leads our Men’s Ministry and teaches in both our Real Life Academy and Discipleship Track.

Liz Davis

Connection Pastor

Pastor Liz is committed to connecting individuals to the life of the church.  She leads our hospitality team and provides opportunities for people to feel like they belong.  She is also the co-director of Kansas City School of Ministry and has a passion for discipling people.  Her heart is to cultivate relationships through events, experiences, and different environments.

Wayne Welborn

Care Pastor

Pastor Wayne has over 40 years of ministry experience and loves serving the church and its people.  He has a heart for those in need.  He ministers by going to local hospitals and care homes to pray and visit.  He is a teacher for our discipleship track and has a great passion for others to learn and know the word of God.

Debbie Carson

Business Administrator

Debbie is the glue that holds the pastoral team and staff together.  She is the office, business, and facility manager.  Her heart is to support the leadership team and the people of our church to have the best experience they can when they come onto our campus.  She always is looking at the bigger picture for the church and creating wins for all the departments and ministries.  Her desire is to help others succeed in the kingdom work.

Claude Cowen 

Support Pastor 

Pastor Claude has been part of Englewood Church since 1967. He and his wife Bonnie were married at Englewood in October 1969. They have one daughter and three grandchildren and enjoy spending family time with them. He has taught children and adults in various setting form over 40 years. In 2005 the Lord called him into fulltime vocational ministry. After receiving his ordination from the Assemblies of God he and pastor Bonnie pastored for 14 years and returned to Englewood in July of 2020. He now is part of the Englewood pastoral staff as “Support Pastor.” Pastor Claude is a strong believer in sharing Christ outside the church walls.

Bonnie Cowen 

Support Pastor

Pastor Bonnie has attended Englewood since age five. She started teaching Sunday school as a teenager. She and Pastor Claude were married at Englewood Church in 1969. They have one daughter and three grandchildren. After they were married they continued to minister in teaching, visitation and other ministries. She is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God. She is part of the Englewood pastoral staff as a “Support Pastor.” She loves interacting her family, friends and people from all walks of life.

Debbie Goldsmith

Women's / Vintage Ministry Leader

Debi had always been involved in church ministry. She and her husband was the children pastors for twenty five years. She is now the leader of the women’s ministry. She loves creating events and trips for the women. Her passion is to involve all church women and create a sisterhood between the women. She is also actively involved in kids church and teaching Sunday School to K- 2nd graders. Debi and her husband lead our seniors ministry. They love to create fun and spiritual activities for our seniors group. She feels very blessed to lead the children, women, and seniors  to a deeper spiritual walk with God.