Youth Pastor, Mike Bowen
Pastor Mike was born in Long Island, New York, however he was raised in California. It was in his youth group in Atwater, California that he began working with the junior high ministry as a junior in High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, while there he received his call to ministry and he met his future wife Lisa. He also attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Pastor Mike was ordained at Olive Grove Baptist Church, where he served while in seminary.
Pastor Mike came to MEBC in 2013; prior to that he served as associate or youth pastor in churches in California, Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois and Iowa. He appreciates all types of music and has sung in southern gospel and barbershop quartets. He has even dabbled in Christian rap music and studies the martial art of Jiu Jitsu.
Pastor Mike and his wife Lisa married here at MEBC by Pastor Ken Jackson on August 9, 1997 and they reside in Mt Ephraim.