Michael Bowers

Michael Bowers

Additional Professional Activity

  • Ordained June 1, 1986 at Glen Ellyn Bible Church, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Served as Board Member for the Conservative Baptist Association of Southern California from 1995 - 1997
  • Served as Chairman of the Ordination Council for the Conservative Baptist Association of Southern California 1995-1997
  • Outstanding Young Men of America Award Recipient in 1987

References

References are available upon request.

Ministry Passion

My passion is the Church.  The Church of Jesus Christ is the main program of God to transform lives.  Since my entry into ministry as a youth intern at Camelback Bible Church, after graduating High School, every step I have taken in ministry has been to help the Church.  I have served in just about every position, both as a volunteer and as a paid staff.  I have worked in parachurch ministries, but always in an effort to build the Church.  And for the last 26 years as a Senior Pastor, I have dedicated myself to three goals: to preach and teach God's word in a clear and compelling way, build into the lives of men and women the principles of discipleship, and model a life fully committed to God. 

Work History

Work History
Jan 2006 - Present

Senior Pastor

GodWorks Christian Fellowship

As Senior Pastor, my responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Weekly preaching, counseling and training;
  • Organizing and managing church leadership board and volunteer staff;
  • Facilitating strategic planning and implementing of master plan for growth;
  • Developing and managing mentoring and discipleship program;
  • Creating and teaching bible college level classes for Congregation and others in community;
  • Planning and leading Worship Services.
Mar 2014 - Present

Adjunct Faculty

William Jessup University

I teach theology, biblical survey and a variety of other biblical studies in the School of Professional Studies Program.

1997 - 2004

Church Planter & Senior Pastor

Living Springs Community Church

As the Church Planter and Senior Pastor, my responsibilities included, but were not limited to, the following:

  • Started and developed the church from ground up;
  • Provided the strategic vision and marketing strategy for growth; 
  • Trained and provided leadership to the Leadership Board and managed the workers in the various ministries;
  • Weekly preaching and teaching ministry using both expository and topical sermon styles; sometimes using  1st person sermons and multi-media;
  • Planned and led weekly worship services, including development and leading of Worship Band.
1991 - 1997

Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church of La Mirada

As Senior Pastor, my responsibilities included, but were not limited to, the following:

  • Leading the Board of Deacons and the church through a major renovation of philosophy of ministry, worship and program structures in order to accommodate a vision for reaching young adults with school aged children;
  • Providing training and leadership for Board of Deacons;
  • Developing and implementing a marketing strategy;
  • Planning and leading weekly worship services;
  • Planning and implementing a discipleship program, small group ministry and men’s ministry;
  • Developing a core leadership group for youth ministry and help the setting of direction while providing supervision;
  • Weekly preaching and teaching ministry using both expository and topical sermon styles; sometimes using 1st person sermons, multi-media and other drama;
  • Spiritual counseling, leadership development and shepherding activities.
1988 - 1991

Senior Pastor

Hope Community Church

As Senior Pastor, my responsibilities included, but were not limited to, the following:

  • Leading the Board of Deacons and Church in refining their worship service and ministry philosophy to more effectively reach their target group, including a facility remodeling;
  • Rebuilding the small group ministry;
  • Hiring and supervising additional staff;
  • Weekly preaching and teaching using both expository and topical approaches, including drama and multi-media.
1985 - 1988

Pastor of Music & Evangelism

Glen Ellyn Bible Church

As Pastor of Music & Evangelism, my responsibilities included, but were not limited to, the following:

  • Planning and leading worship services, developing, training and supervising musicians and other workers;
  • Developing, training and supervising outreach training program for the entire church;
  • Developing and leading music groups such as Sanctuary choir, Children’s Choir, Young Adult Ensemble, Handbell Choir and other instrumentalists used in the Worship Service.
1983 - 1984

Minister of Music

Calvary Baptist Church

As Minister of Music, my responsibilities included, but were not limited to, the following:

  • Planning and leading Sunday Morning Worship Service;
  • Rehearsing and leading Adult Choir;
  • Teaching an adult Sunday School class.
1982 - 1984

Lecturer & Administrative Assistant

Christian Research Associates

As a Lecturer & Administrative Assistant, my responsibilities included, but were not limited to, the following:

  • Leading seminars on theological/social issues and apologetic technique;
  • Planning and administrating speaking engagements;
  • Developing materials and handouts.

Education

Education
1981 - 1984

Masters of Divinity

Denver Seminary
1978 - 1981

Bachelor of Music

Arizona State University