Kie Bowman to be nominated as SBTC president
July 1st, 2019 / By: Tammi Reed Ledbetter | Associate Editor / comments
GRAPEVINE—Kie Bowman, pastor of Hyde Park Baptist Church and The Quarries Church in Austin, will be nominated as president of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention at the annual meeting in Odessa, Oct. 28-29. Nathan Lino, pastor of Northeast Houston Baptist Church in Humble, will nominate Bowman, who previously served as chairman of the SBTC Executive Board.
“I believe Dr. Bowman’s convictions about prayer and evangelism are what we as pastors and church leaders need grafted into us during the radical changes taking place in today’s culture,” Lino told the TEXAN. “Dr. Bowman has such a positive, exuberant and high energy outlook about advancing Christ’s kingdom in the face of these challenges. His extraordinary integrity, courage and ability to build consensus will be a great benefit to the SBTC during these days of change, not only in our culture, but the Southern Baptist Convention as well.”
Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, Bowman arrived in Texas when he began studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth in the 1980s. There he earned a master of divinity and doctor of ministry. He and his wife, Tina, have three adult children.
Bowman has been pastor of Hyde Park since 1997, after serving two churches in the Atlanta area. While in Georgia, he served as vice president of the Georgia Baptist Convention and chairman of the administration committee. He currently serves as a trustee of Southwestern Seminary and previously served for a year on the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission’s Leadership Network Council.
Bowman has authored 16 books, including The Unparalleled Gospel, a study of Luke; The Church that Changes the World, a study of the book of Acts andI AM, a biography of Jesus.
As part of a small team of pastors in Austin, Bowman has helped organize citywide prayer meetings and retreats, as well as a night and day prayer ministry involving 100 different congregations. His resources on the discipline of prayer are provided at iprayaustin.com.
In 2018, Hyde Park Baptist gave $252,509.54 through the SBTC to Southern Baptist causes, including $233,580 through the Cooperative Program. The church also partners with SBTC to support Epic Life, a new church plant in New Braunfels.