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 12/14/2018

Christmas shopping.  It can be fun; it can be frustrating.  And if you wait until the last minute…well, you know.  One of the challenges of choosing the right gift is simple: what is the right gift?  What do they want?  What size?  What color?  What?  If you aren’t sure about what to give, it often just leads to something that’s…


The Pastor’s Heart 11/30/2018

Our recent study in the life of Moses got me thinking about it.  They could see it just over there.  They could almost taste the sweetness of its “milk and honey.”  Perhaps they could even sense the coolness of its fertile fields in sharp contrast to the parched desert that had been their home for…


The Pastor’s Heart 11/16/2018

I try not to worry, but sometimes I can’t help it.  As I look at our country, I’m astounded by the advancement of the moral decay, the humanistic philosophy, and the overall drift from Biblical values.  I mentioned this to Tina a couple of nights ago and expressed the worry that I try to avoid.  If the…