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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 1/22/2021

62,502,904.  Let that number sink in for a second.  Let it sink deep.  That’s the reported number of preborn children’s lives taken by abortion in our country since the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down by the Supreme Court 48 years ago today.  62,502,904.  I really don’t know what else to say.  All those…


The Pastor’s Heart 1/8/2021

“The Pastor’s Heart.”  That’s what I call this note I send to you on a regular basis, and that’s what I try to share.  Let me tell you about my heart this week: it’s broken.  Aching.  Even a little frustrated and downtrodden.  But the best word would be broken.  After Tuesday’s outcome of the Senate…


The Pastor’s Heart 12/18/2020

It’s the Christmas story according to the Gospel of John.  Just one verse.  But what a verse!  “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).  There is so much to be…