Our Pastor is Rev. Michael S. Bowen from Sumter, South Carolina. He was born on August 23, 1974. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1992 and went on to get a degree in ministry from North Greenville University in 1997. He is married to Jennifer Roberts Bowen of Beaufort, South Carolina and they have two beautiful children, Alley and Aaron. His favorite past time is bicycling, playing games and spending time with his family. He was saved and baptized on May 27, 1990 in his home church and was called to preach two years later. His greatest desire in life is to see lost people come to Jesus and he is an active soul winner. His favorite Gospel song is “Peace Speaker” and his favorite Gospel group is “The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir”. He began his ministry at East Lumberton Baptist Church on February 3, 2013.
In his 20+ years of ministry, he has been involved in several foreign and home mission trips and has preached revivals in numerous places. He has preached in prisons, nursing homes, homeless shelters, mental institutions and even on the street. In 2011, he had the privilege of leading the opening prayer for the Florida House of Representatives. He has served as the Evangelism Director for the Savannah River Baptist Association and the Northeast Florida Baptist Association, and has served on the Nominating Committee for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He also served on an inter-city impact team for North Greenville University while he was attending school there, and also led public school bible studies such as First Priority and backyard Bible clubs.