Bishop Paul A. Bowers

Bishop Paul A. Bowers

Bishop Paul Alexander Bowers was born and reared in Oxford, Pennsylvania. After attending high school graduation he relocated to Columbus, Ohio, where he attended Aenon Bible College. He graduated from the Aenon Bible College in 1951 and received a Bachelor of Theology Degree. He also graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1964, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree. Bishop Bowers taught in the Cincinnati Public School System for over 5 years. He retired from teaching in 1968 to dedicate his time to the ministry.


Bishop Bowers served as Chairman of the Ohio District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of The World, from 1976 to 1992.  During his tenure in office, he built a 100 Bed Nursing Home at the ODC Campground in Zanesville, Ohio. Also at the Campground, he built a 1,200 seated, air-conditioned Worship Center, a fully-equipped cafeteria which seats 500 people and also built a dormitory which can house 100 people. This Campground serves as a meeting and retreat facility.

Bishop Bowers served as the Diocesan Bishop of the Carolina Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World from 1976 to 1996. Under his twenty year leadership, the number of churches in this Council increased from 30 to 62 churches.

Bishop Bowers served as the Assistant General Secretary, General Secretary and Assistant Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. In 1992, he was elevated to the Office of the Presiding Bishop, and served in this capacity for 6 years. During his tenure as the Presiding Bishop of the PAW, Inc., he has remodeled the International Headquarters facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, along with the Aenon Bible College, a project that costs over $2,220,000.00.

Presently Bishop Bowers also serves as the Diocesan Bishop of the Ohio District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. He is further developing the Campground in Zanesville, Ohio to provide modem facilities for the Youth Retreats that are held at this facility, to include basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball field, lake area (stocked with fish) a walking trail and increased parking facilities.

Bishop Bowers presently pastors the Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple, located at 1150 West Galbraith Road in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has been the pastor since 1957. During his tenure as Pastor, he has purchased and remodeled two churches. The present location seats approximately 1,200 people and houses several classrooms, administrative offices and an equipped food service department.

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 3 great-grandchildren. He is now married to Lady Rebecca Ann Bowers. In November 2003, they were united in Holy Matrimony.

His life’s story is well noted in the “The Preaching Machine”, an exciting well written biography by award winning author, Holly Broach Sowels. Bishop Bowers is a man of God, devoted to preaching and teaching the Word of God, and serving the people of God.

Published on September 14, 2009 at 6:51 pm  Comments (4)  

4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. you are a great preacher of the word. I love the way you present the truth about the doctrine. Alot of preachers and teachers today who have the truth are afraid to defend it. Continue to hold firm to God’s word.

    • I agree with everything that you have said, but I am not Bishop Bowers, I am just one who admired the anointing on Bishop Bowers life…and this is my tribute to him

  2. Bishop Bowers is one the most gracious men that I know. Although great in stature, I was amazed at how he came to our church in Los Angeles (under the late Bishop Smith), He preached a revival then took a walk with my 3 year old son in the church parking lot. Just walking and talking for a while. I have no ideal what they talked about, but now my son is 27 years and preaching the gospel. Thanks Bishop.

  3. Love you bishop
    Carlton BURREL Jr.

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