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                                   Pastor's Welcome
                         Pastor Ernest E. Bowes          and                  Wife Debbie    
                                                        And Sis. Bessie, "Mama Bowes"

Welcome, and God bless you today for visiting us on our Website. We're glad that you've taken the opportunity to stop by and to spend
some time visiting with us and learning more about our Church family and the Ministries of the South Lenoir Church
of God!

We want you to get to know us better! The Lord has truly blessed us with a very wonderful church family, and we'd love for you and your family to come and be a part
of ours!

One of the greatest accomplishments since we've been here, is to retire the massive debt
of the church. When Pastor Bowes came to South Lenoir, the Church owed more than $336,000.00. Through his leadership and Vision, the Lord has honored us to be able to retire that debt in May of 2010! We're now focusing our funds on Evangelistic Outreach Ministries to reach the harvest for Jesus Christ..!

We have upgraded our Audio/Video Equipment, as well as enlarged the entire Sound Booth. We now have Cd's, and Dvd's available at the Church for a small fee. Dvd's $5.00 / Cd's $3.00...

We also have alot of "Video/Audio Media" on two Internet Network Sites for your
Spiritual listening needs! 

Our Online "Video Archives" of all of our services are Located on the network under our Online Ministry name of;
"His Way Ministries"<------ Click on the Link here!

Our Online "Audio Archives" of all of our services are Located on the network under our Online Ministry name of;
"His Way Ministries"<------ Click on the Link here!

We've also now have "Live Streaming"<------ Click on the Link here!
of all of our
Church Worship services on the World Wide Web! We're Online "Live" during all of our Regular, & Special Scheduled Services... Tune in to Watch and to be
a part of the Worship here at South Lenoir...

God is
moving in a powerful way and we're so excited about it! Come join in with the
& Ministry" of South Lenoir, and let's "Grow Forward Together" in God, in Jesus, in Church, in the Word, and in Spiritual Growth!

I am originally from Henderson, N.C. (Vance County). I was born in Oxford, NC on November 9th, but I have lived in Henderson basically all of my life. I'm a 1976 graduate
of Vance Senoir High School. I attended E.C.B.C., (East Coast Bible College) and Lee University by taking Extention Classes towards a Degree in Christian Education and Pastoral Ministy respectively.

I am also a Certified Chaplain with the Church of God Chaplain's Commission
in Cleveland, Tn. 

There are (12) Church of God Congregations on the Foothills District, they are the: 
Abundant Life (Hudson), Bethlehem, 
Cajah's MountainHuntington Hills (Hickory), Icard, Longview Church of God, Morganton Freedom, New Covenant (Hickory), New Vision (Kings Creek), North Lenoir, South Lenoir,
and the Taylorsville Church of God...

My wife, Debbie Marks Bowes was born in Dallas Tx., on September 8th. She is a
1979 graduate of Vance Senoir High School in Henderson, NC. Her Father and
Mother was the Rev. & Mrs. E.M. & Peggy Odom Marks.

Sis. Bowes brings a great deal of wealth and support to the Ministry of Bishop Bowes
after living in the Parsonage of her parents who were in Pastoral Ministry for many

Sis. Bowes currently works at the State Employee's Credit Union in Lenoir, here in
Lenoir on Wilkesboro Blvd.  We celebrated our 39th Wedding
Anniversary this past
June 10th,


Included in our Pastoral Ministry here at South Lenoir is my mother, Sis. Bessie Bowes,
who the church folks fondly call, "Mama Bowes".  "Mama Bowes" adds to our ministry greatly here as she has a fervent spirit of prayer, worship, and praise unto the Lord!


We have been serving in Pastoral Ministry for 30 yrs. as of this past July 27th,
2017. We have pastored 3 churches in this time frame; 11 years 4 months at the
Kittrell Church of God; and 4 years 10 months at the Snowd Branch Church of God
that's located in Washington, NC. W
e will celebrate our 14th year of Ministry here at South Lenoir Church of God this coming September 21st, 2017..!

We fully believe that God has given us a Vision for Lenoir!  It's our desire to reach
out to our Community, to the entire County of Caldwell, as well as to surrounding
Counties with the Life Changing Message of Jesus Christ! 

We extend a warm invitation to you and your family to come experience the positive
difference here at South Lenoir! 

Please visit our Events Calendar Page and our Service Times Page for more
on all of our current and upcoming services...!

                     "God Bless you, and Always Remember... 

                                        "Welcome home, Welcome to South Lenoir!