JD Bowman- Lead Pastor

I grew up in Tennessee, and my beautiful best friend, Kelly, grew up in Wisconsin. Kelly and I met at Moody Bible Institute where I was a student, and we were married after graduating in 1996. We lived for four years in Columbia, SC where I attended Columbia Biblical Seminary and received my Master of Divinity.

It was in Columbia that our daughters Hannah and Micaiah were born. Our family was added to in 2005 with our adoption of Zachary from Liberia. We completed our family in 2007 with the adoption of Emmett, Zachary’s older brother. We have recently been double blessed with two amazing grandsons!

Our Lord firmly led us to Harvest Fellowship in the summer of 2011. We love ministering with the gospel, teaching God's Word, loving people, and being a fellow part of the body of Harvest.

I have a passion for leading men to be life-givers as husbands, fathers, ministry leaders, and church elders. I am continuing my education. earning a Doctorate of Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary. The focus of my dissertation is on the development of qualified church elders through discipleship, ministry training, and healthy selection.

As Lead Pastor, I love to proclaim God’s truth, especially in preaching/teaching. It's also my pleasure to be in charge of helping Harvesters develop and maintain our present vision - keeping it about JESUS and us on HIS Gospel-Mission.