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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 6/18/2021

Thirty-three years ago this month I bought my last Father’s Day card.  I didn’t know it would be the last one, but that’s what it turned out to be.  Now, even though I no longer buy them, each year I do pause, reflect, and give thanks to God for the man for whom I bought…


The Pastor’s Heart 6/11/2021

Home.  It’s where it begins.  Have you heard the saying, “Charity begins at home”?  Well, that’s not really what I’m talking about today; I’m talking about godliness.  King David saw it that way as he expressed his desire in Psalm 101:2, “I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.”  Godliness in a society…


The Pastor’s Heart 6/4/2021

It caught my eye as I was reading this morning.  You know, it’s amazing how the Lord can use something we’ve read many, many times, and at a precise moment, hammer it home.  So I finished reading the context, then took a little while to look up some cross references and do a little reading…