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 7/31/2020

Sometimes it’s not “what,” it’s “which one?”  As I approach this note each Friday, I admit that there are times I have to find that “what do I write this week?”  There are other times that the right topic is right there and there’s no doubt.  And then there are the times like today.  Over…


The Pastor’s Heart 7/17/20

In a conversation the other night, we talked about decisions for the Lord that we’ve made.  Some are made at camp, some in a revival or even a regular service, and others during a personal time with God.  The decisions are genuine, wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit and confirmed by God’s holy…


The Pastor’s Heart 7/10/2020

I believe it’s worth sharing again.  While going through some older files this week, I came across a “Pastor’s Heart” from this month 5 years ago.  It was written about a week after the Supreme Court sadly ruled favorably on same-sex marriage.  As I read through it again and in light of the recent and ongoing…