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 4/28/2017

It can freeze you in your tracks.  Or it can make you run like the wind.  It makes some babble on and on, while others will not be able to say a word.  It can give you that gnawing sensation in the pit of your stomach.  Or it can simply feel like a dead weight…


The Pastor’s Heart 4/21/2017

About three weeks ago, I spoke at a funeral for one of our church members.  Today I do the same.  There’s no doubt that death is real.  We see it all around us every day, and with good reason the Apostle Paul called death an “enemy” (1 Corinthians 15:26).  But that’s not the topic for…


The Pastor’s Heart 4/14/2017

It was a footrace.  The anxious excitement probably lent extra speed to their sandaled feet.  Mary Magdalene’s news of the missing body startled them and shook them out of their grief-induced stupor that saw them huddled with the other disciples in a closed room.  So Peter and John just had to see for themselves.  John…