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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 11/19/2021

Sometimes I am part of the 9.  The 9 that Jesus called out in Luke 17.  You see, the Lord was traveling one day and encountered some lepers, men ostracized from society and living as outcasts because of their frightful condition.  There were 10 of them, and they cried out for mercy and healing.  And…


The Pastor’s Heart 11/12/2021

He was a career soldier.  Once he enlisted, he was all in.  Yes, there were times of R&R, but mostly he was on the front lines, face to face with the enemy.  I’m sure that he had moments of weariness, doubt, and struggle, but as you look at what is written about him, you simply…


The Pastor’s Heart 11/5/2021

I have to admit that I was nervous.  It was looking good, very good, but still….  You never can tell.  Yes, they were up 3 games to 2.  Yes, they were winning 7-0 late in the game.  Yes, I know how solid they were playing.  But even knowing all that, I was still nervous.  Nervous…