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Director of Missions

Kenneth Cloud

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33Dr. Cloud is the Director of Missions for Bowen Baptist Association in Bainbridge, Ga. that represents 38 Baptist churches and 3 missions in Southwest, Georgia. He has been in the ministry 57 years with 21 years of these as a full-time Evangelist traveling with his family all across America and most of Canada, Great Britain and several of the Caribbean Islands. He was elected as 4th Vice-President of the Georgia Baptist Convention for 2008-2009.  He also preached the Missions Sermon at the annual Georgia Baptist Convention in 2014.  He has spoken in over 2300 churches and preached in over 1,000 revivals.  Brother Ken and his wife Brenda are from Decatur County originally and have two sons and one grandson in the ministry.

 Bro. Ken and his wife Brenda are thrilled to be able to serve the churches in Bowen Association. 

Brenda, who served as the GBC president of the GBC Pastor’s Wives Conference in 2003, and served two tems as the President of the GBC Director of Mission Wives, is available for speaking to Ladies groups, etc. She has spoken in 39 states and most of Canada. In 2016 she was selected as the Ministers Wife of the year at the GBC annual meeting and received the Trudy Price award. She teaches a weekly Bible study at the Harvest House of Hope.
Bro. Ken and Brenda are also available for musical presentations as she plays the piano and they both sing.


Ministry Assistant

Mary Anna Chapman

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Mary Anna Chapman, husband Kevin "Kebo" Chapman and their fur baby, Scout.

Hispanic Minister

Arnaldo Gonzalez

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Rev. Arnaldo González and wife Luz M. González

Brother González is origanlly from New York City and his wife is from Vieques P.R.  They have 4 children: Leila, Elisabet, Lilianna and Arnaldo, Jr, and one granddaughter, Mariela Grace.

They have been in the Bainbridge area since June of 1995.  The Hispanic work, Christo Te Ama,  first began in the Donalsonville area reaching out to migrant workers and later moved to Bainbridge.

Hispanic Minister

Jesus Bocanegra

Pastor Jesus Bocanegra and his wife Yashira met at Cristo te Ama in 1999.  They married in May 2005 and have two children, Julie and Jared Seth.  He currently is a bi-vocational pastor, pastoring the new Hispanic Mission Nueva Vida, and working with seasonal and migrant agricultural workers and has been since June 2008.  Since 2004, he has been secularly employed at the Georgia Farm Worker Health Clinic as Administrative Support III and Certified HealthCare Interpreter-Spanish.


African American Pastor

Bernard Burke

Pastor Bernard Burke and his wife Cherise were married in 1986 and have three children; Meia, Valarie and Bernard Jr.  Both are natives of Bainbridge and graduates of Bainbridge High School.  Pastor Burke has an Associates of Divinity from Southeastern Bible College in Wake Forest, NC.  He has also received a Backelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Religion and Social Science from Liberty University.  He is the pastor of the Bride of Christ Baptist Church.  He and his wife have a strong desire to see others come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and that is what led them back to Bainbridge.

Director, Bainbridge College BCM

Bradley Crews

Rev. Bradley Crews and his wife Kelly both grew up in the Donalsonville area and both graduated from Seminole County High School.  They both attended college at Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA.  They married in May of 2000 and have lived in Jakin, Ga since then.  In the Fall of 2013 Bradley began serving as the campus minister for Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Bainbridge State College on behalf of the Bowen Baptist Association.  They meet each Monday during the Fall and Spring Semesters and provide a free meal to all students who wish to attend followed by a time of worship, Bible study and prayer.  Other activities are planned throughout the semester to reach ou and minister on the campus. Bradley presently serves as the Youth Director at First Baptist Church in Blakely, Ga.

Director, Alpha Pregnancy Center SWGA

Karren Green

Kareen, who is an active member of Climax Baptist Church, has been the director of APC in Donalsonville for over a year. She also serves at the APC in Albany, Ga, at Sherwood Baptist Church.