Charlie Bowen has been part of the Missionary/Evangelical Missionary Church for the vast majority of his life. He grew up attending the Missionary church in the town of Castor Alberta, then went to Mountain View Bible College before it merged and became Rocky Mountain College. He graduated from Mountain View Bible College with a Bachelor of Religious Education and later took a Master of Ministry degree through Prairie Graduate School.
For the past 14 years, Charlie has served as Pastor of the Macoun EMC. He has served as Pastor for three different churches, including Macoun, for a total of 26 years. In addition to Pastoral ministry, Charlie has served on local church boards and committees, the Constitution Committee, and a summer camps committee for the EMCC. He served on the Echo Lake Bible Camp board for 14 years, stepping down in January, 2017. He is also a standing member of the Credential Interview Team and the Ethics Committee for Saskatchewan EMCC churches.
In the village of Macoun, Charlie serves on the School Community Council and Volunteer Fire Services. He is the proud husband of Darlene for the past 27 years with three adult sons; Jason, Randy and Ryan. So far he has inherited two amazing daughters and is looking forward to being a grandparent at some point in the future. Golf is one hobby he enjoys. He also looks forward to travelling and annual mission trips to Haiti.
Charlie has a soft spot in his heart for smaller churches in Canada and around the world. His passion is to see local churches, small and large, being salt and light in their communities and being a blessing to as many people as possible. He loves proclaiming God’s truth in word and in action and being a part of God building his Kingdom.