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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.  God has also blessed them with two grandchildren.  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 11/18/2022

Leading up to Thanksgiving each year, I look for a Scripture to chew on that presents the topic of gratitude or praise.  Instead of rushing headlong into Christmas mode (as seems to be the prevailing tendency now), I enjoy reflecting on the goodness of God and the praise He is due.  This year Psalm 146:2…


The Pastor’s Heart 11/11/2022

It’s a rainy day here in Macon, but it’s still a red, white, and blue day today.  Veterans Day.  A day to remember, honor, and thank those who have served in the different branches of our country’s military.  From the colonial minutemen with their muskets at Lexington and Concord to those in uniform today, so…


The Pastor’s Heart 10/21/2022

It’s true.  I knew it was true before and wasn’t doubting at all.  But it’s still good to be reminded.  And when God reminds us, it’s something, isn’t it?  Here’s what I mean.  Our theme for this year’s missions conference back in September was “Not in Vain.”  In fact, this has been a point of…