Pastor: James King was raised in a godly, Christian home and when he was 5 years old, he knelt down and asked Jesus to come into his heart and save him from his sins. Several years later while attending a youth camp, Pastor King surrendered to full time Christian service. He went to Heartland Baptist Bible College where he met his wife Becky. They were married in August of 2008. Just one year later, Pastor King took the call to be the youth and music director at Bible Baptist Church in Selma, IN. After 7 years serving at Bible Baptist, God blessed him by allowing him to become the Youth and Music pastor at his home church in Indianapolis, IN. Pastor King has always had a burden to see young people dedicate their lives to Christ’s service. Pastor King became the pastor here at 2nd Baptist July 4th of 2021. Pastor King loves the church and the community of Festus and has a heart to reach all people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Assistant Pastor: Timothy Bowen was first introduced to church through the bus ministry. Soon after that, he made a profession of faith. He grew up in church and became actively involved in its ministries. In August 2008, while attending the Midwest Christian Boys Football Camp in Dwight, Illinois, Tim accepted Jesus into his heart. Two years later, at the same football camp, he surrendered to preach and to full-time Christian service. Brother Bowen moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he attended Commonwealth Baptist College in the spring semester of 2011. He graduated 4 years later with a degree in secondary education. While in college he met his wife Katie in the fall of 2011. They were married on June 14, 2014. They currently have one sweet daughter, Lilly.
The Bowens moved to Miami, Florida, in the summer of 2015, where they worked at Grace Baptist Church as youth pastor and teachers in Grace Baptist Academy. They moved to Festus, Missouri, and started helping at Second Baptist Church in June of 2017. Later that summer, Brother Bowen officially came on staff as youth director and maintenance man. He and his wife love serving in a place where the Spirit of the Lord is so evident, and they look forward to all that God will do at Second Baptist Church.
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