Dr. J. Kie Bowman
I have served as Senior Pastor since joining the Hyde Park Baptist Church staff in 1997. In this position, I serve as the pastoral leader of all ministries of the church.
I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1956, I accepted Jesus Christ as a teenager in Alaska. I hold a Doctor of Ministry degree in New Testament Interpretation from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, where I also received a Master of Divinity degree. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Religion from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
In 1981, me and my wife, Tina, married. We have three children: Amanda, who works in advertising in Austin; Laura, who works in state government in Nashville, Tennessee; and Joseph, who is a student at Texas State University.
I received Christ at First Baptist Church of Fairbanks, Alaska as a teenager. At the same time the Jesus Movement broke out among the hippies at my school and I watched students transformed from the drug culture to the “Jesus Freaks” of the early 1970’s. Even though I had trusted Christ, I wandered away from that commitment during my high school years but I could not ignore two things. First, the consistent witness of my Christian parents and their obvious happiness in life was a huge witness to me. Second, those born again hippies from the Jesus Movement impressed me because of their bold evangelistic witness in our school, their commitment to prayer and Bible study, and their joy in the Lord. When I was 19, the Holy Spirit began to convict me of my sin and while sitting in a room full of unsaved friends, unnoticed by anyone, I prayerfully recommitted my life to Christ. In that instant, God transformed my life and I have never looked back, and I have never been the same.
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