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How would you describe Bishop Paul Alexander Bowers?


"A great man. Careful, has good business sense, diplomatic, humble, and dedicated." - Pastor Suffragan Bishop LaVelton J. Daniel.


Bishop Paul Alexander Bowers was all of these descriptors plus more.  Bishop Bowers, who was affectionately known as our "Apostolic Father", has truly left a definitive landmark in the hearts of thousands of individuals around the world and setting the standard for effective and authentic ministry. He received his crown of glory on January 31, 2019, leaving to cherish his life Lady Rebecca Bowers (wife), 3 daughters - Paula, Patricia, and Pamela, and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family members (natural and spiritual) that love him dearly.


Who was the honorable Bishop P.A. Bowers?

Bishop Paul A. Bowers | Apostolic Father

Family Man Bishop Bowers was married to the late Dr. Elma J. Bowers, and they had been united in Holy Matrimony for 45 years. They were blessed to have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is now married to Lady Rebecca Ann Bowers. In November 2003, they were united in Holy Matrimony.

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"A commander in the army for the Lord" Bishop has led the Apostolic movement, preaching the unadulterated gospel for over 55 years. Faithful he has been to one organization (Pentecostal Assemblies of the World) and one congregation (Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple), serving as a shepherd, inspiration, advisor, Prayer Warrior - a true foundation.

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Preaching Machine There is NO doubt that Bishop Bowers' ministry has been fruitful, impacting individuals within the United States as well as across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Bishop has proven that when you stand for God and God alone, He will sustain and keep you.

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"Multi-faceted visionary" Bishop has mastered success on and off the pulpit. His progressive and forward-thinking enabled him to build two monumental buildings in Zanesville, Ohio - 100-bed nursing home and 1200-seated worship center. During his tenure as the Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc, he remodeled the International Headquarters facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, along with the Aenon Bible College, a project that costs over $2,220,000.00.

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Accomplished Bishop has also demonstrated growth through his leadership - while serving as the Diocesan Bishop of the Carolina Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc, he doubled the number of churches in 20 years. While Pastor at Greater Emanuel, he purchased and remodeled two churches over his 50 years of shepherding. The present location seats approximately 1,500 people and houses several classrooms, administrative offices, and a fully-equipped food service department.

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Sense of Humor You can always catch Bishop telling a joke - it never fails!

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His life's story is well noted in the "The Preaching Machine", an exciting well-written biography by award-winning author, Holly Broach Sowels.

The Community of Greater

Suffragan Bishop LaVelton J. Daniel Sr, Senior Pastor

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