Jesse J. Urbano is pastor of Gospel Kingdom Church in Louisville, Kentucky, a Pentecostal church founded by Bro. William Sowders in 1927. Sowders’ pastorate was followed by his son, Bro. James Sowders. The work then was placed in the hands of Bro. Clarence Rader upon the death of Bro. James Sowders in 1993. Bro. Rader then anointed Bro. Jesse Urbano as pastor there in 1998. Urbano had served faithfully under both Bro. James Sowders and Bro. Rader in the years before becoming the church’s shepherd. The humble work that Bro. William Sowders started there and in many other places has spread across the country and many parts of the globe. Bro. Jesse is honored to continue in the work of these dear men of God promoting a life of charity and endeavoring to bring the saints into a deeper walk with God.
Bro. Jesse received the Lord Jesus into his heart at the age of eleven and received the gift of the spirit as mentioned in Acts chapter two at the age of 12. He has found that there is no greater pleasure, peace, or contentment than serving his Lord Jesus Christ.
Bro. Jesse and his wife Florabelle have been married for 40 years and have two lovely daughters, Sharon & Stacie. They and their respective sons-in-law, James & Steve, have blessed them with 5 grandchildren: Julia, Brooke, Allison, Megan, and Michael.