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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 9/24/2021

At first, he didn’t even want to go.  Then, he made excuses.  He certainly didn’t feel qualified.  When he consented, he had the rug pulled out from under him and found himself seriously short-staffed (to use a term you hear a lot right now).  Gideon faced an enemy numbering at least 120,000 soldiers, and he…


The Pastor’s Heart 9/10/2021

“I can remember exactly where I was when….”  Each year approaching the 9/11 remembrance you hear that phrase, and perhaps more so this year with it being the 20th observance of the events of that horrible day.  It is fitting and proper to remember and honor those who lost their lives, those who gave their…


The Pastor’s Heart 9/3/2021

“Things are crazy right now.”  Heard that lately?  Maybe you’ve even said it; I know I have.  I look around and see fear because of what’s happening.  I see fretting because we can’t do much about it.  I see frustration because it keeps happening over and over.  I see these things around me, and sometimes…