About Us

Plant of Renown, Inc. was established in 1950 and is based in Shreveport, LA.

The Star And Cross

The symbol of The Plant of Renown, the cross of Christ, with a six-pointed star of David superimposed on its center, was adopted by the organization in 1955. The cross is the symbol of Christianity. The six-pointed star is known as the star of David or Israel’s star. Christ was born under this star thus the star on the cross represents Christ. The six-pointed star of the Old Testament, united with the cross of the New Testament, forms the entire Word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ.Christ came into the world to unite the two. The Old Testament saints looked forward to the Messiah; the New Testament relates the fulfillment of the prophetic utterances concerning Him. The Messiah of the Old Testament is the Christ of the New.

A prophecy was given in Numbers 24:17;19, “There shall come a star out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel ……. out of Jacob shall come He that shall have dominion”. Christ is that star. Revelation 22:16 states, “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star”.

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Our Crest

Symbolism of Parts of the Crest World:  A symbol of our vision for a world-wide revival. Dove:  A symbol of the Holy Spirit and a

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Frances has been a part of the church all of her life. Her parents were charter members of the church.

She has served the church in many areas over the years. She was a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the church choir, soloist, and has been an Assistant to the Pastor and Associate Pastor for many years.

Frances was employed by the State of Louisiana for thirty years where she served as Administrative Assistant to the District Director. Ever since her retirement she has worked for the church.

Jacob Maynard, Associate Pastor

Jacob Maynard dedicated his life to the Lord on the first night that he attended the Full Gospel Temple on September 18, 1977 and has been a member since that time.

He has taught the adult Sunday school class for many years while leading Beth Shalom Ministries.

His career, after serving 4 years in the Air Force, has mainly been in the automotive industry for the past 45 years. Recently retired, Jacob began full-time ministry as Associate Pastor.

Gerry Woolman, Pastor

Gerry has been a part of the Full Gospel Temple since his birth in 1954. His parents became members of the church in 1950. The family was faithful in attendance and brought Gerry, his brother, David, and sister Jan to church.
At age 15, Gerry was involved in a very traumatic motorcycle accident and was in the hospital for over one year. He was in critical condition for some time and came close to dying at least four times. When he did leave the hospital, he was on crutches and wearing braces on both legs. The doctors were very pessimistic about his even being able to walk again.

Needless to say, this accident was life-changing for Gerry. Even though he was a good little “church going” boy, it was really the first time God got his attention. From that moment on, his focus on life changed dramatically and he surrendered his life fully to God.

Gerry has served his God and his church in many capacities over the years. He has been a Sunday school teacher, Torchbearer leader, the lead singer in the Torchbearer band, a worship leader, a co-pastor of the church, along with his precious wife, Lynn Starkey Woolman.

Upon the death of the current Pastor, Associate Pastor and his wife, he was thrust into the role of pastor of the Full Gospel Temple. Gerry has worked in the secular field as an operations manager for ORR Cadillac in Shreveport, Louisiana for the past 35 years. He has just recently retired from this position to become a full-time Pastor of the church.