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 10/19/2018

It’s quite incredible if you think about it.  It’s a glimpse into a conversation that I’m sure goes on behind the scenes all the time.  We see it in Job chapter 1.  Satan desperately wanted to get at Job for the express purpose of enticing him to curse God.  But the enemy knew his hands were…


The Pastor’s Heart 10/12/2018

It’s that time of year.  The sound can be deafening.  You can’t even hear yourself think.  Why?  You’re at a college football game surrounded by a gigantic cloud of the home team’s colors and its enthusiasts that fought traffic, paid unholy prices for concessions, sat on hard, cramped metal bleachers for hours, barked like dogs, chomped like…


The Pastor’s Heart 9/28/2018

No, I really don’t want to write about it [insert long sigh here], but it seems to be the dominating focus of our nation this week.  More importantly, it’s the lesson that the Lord has put on my heart that points me in this direction.  No doubt you’ve followed the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Kavanaugh and his…