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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 five 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 10/27/2023

I think I have it right, but to be sure I had to look way back.  Back to the summer of 2006, in fact.  Yes, 17 years.  That’s how long I’ve been sending out the weekly (well, for the most part weekly) note that I’ve called “The Pastor’s Heart.”  It started as a means to…


The Pastor’s Heart 9/29/2023

We hear the word quite often, usually followed by a second word that brings detail to the instruction.  The word is “keep.”  And we hear things like “keep up,” “keep on, “keep still,” or “keep looking.”  I’m thinking that very often, applying those things in life can be hard and sometimes quite disheartening.  It can…


The Pastor’s Heart 9/15/2023

It doesn’t take much.  You avoid it once, but then just a moment of forgetfulness or a quick second of distraction, and BAM.  Believe me, I know what I’m talking about.  We’re having some work done at our house, and the workers left what they’d set up to get up to the eaves of the…