Pastor and Tina

Joe Bowker


Pastor Bowker is quite familiar with the Middle Georgia area, having been reared in Macon most of his life. He and his wife, Tina, also a Macon native, are both graduates of Gilead Christian Academy here in Macon as well as Baptist University of America. They were married on July 25, 1980 and have four children: Laura, Joseph, Brian, and Leslie. Pastor and Tina served with their children for many years in Mexico as missionaries. The Bowkers came to Berean in July of 2003 and count it a privilege to serve the Lord with their church family.

The Pastor’s Heart 3/16/2018

It was a good question.  Job asked it as he was going through the lowest moment of his life (to put it mildly).  As Job responded to one of his accusatory friends and, in a sense, to God, he said, “What is man, that Thou shouldest magnify him? and that Thou shouldest set Thine heart…


The Pastor’s Heart 3/2/2018

Each week this note is sent out with a prayer that it will be an encouragement to someone.  But sometimes I receive one that does that for me.  One such blessing came from friends who were going through some very difficult days that, humanly speaking, did not look to be getting any better.  Yet in…


The Pastor’s Heart 2/23/2018

Yes, I love technology.  It can be a great and productive tool.  But sometimes….  Sometimes, I feel that I’m in over my head.  Like this week.  Sound booth laptop issues. Wi-fi router issues.  Desktop to copier/printer interface issues.  Website and email migration issues.  Yep, in over my head.  But with these issues, I knew just…