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Interim Director of Missions

Dr. Ernie Jones

Dr. Ernie Jones is our Associational Moderator for the year and therefore took the role of Interim Director of Missions when our DOM resigned. He is the pastor of Faceville Baptist Church.




Ministry Assistant

Mary Anna Chapman

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

Mary Anna and husband Kebo have been married since May of 2016. She has been with the Bowen Association since September 2018. Both are active members of Climax Baptist Church, where Mary Anna is a leader in the music ministry, and Kebo is a leader in the college/careers age ministry. Mary Anna has a heart for missions, our association, and spreading the Gospel. She is excited to see and be a part of new and big things to happen in our association in the years to come.




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.




Associational Directors

       2019-2020 Directors

Moderator: Dr. Ernie Jones

Vice Moderator: Rev. David Williams

Treasurer: Perry Henry

Men's Ministry: Rev. Newton Cranford

Music: Rev. Mark Payne

Senior Adults: Kathy Bell

Sunday School: Rev. Steve Brooks

WMU: Leanne Guest

Georgia Baptist Executive Committee: Rev. Brian Hatchett

Disaster Relief: Carl Lunsford

Associational Missions Director: Terry Bell