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Name: Rev. Dr. Jim Bowden
Title/Position: Senior Pastor
Department: Worship & Ministry
Contact Email: revdrjimbowden@gmail.com
Contact Phone: (940) 566-2291
Faculty Bio

Rev. Bowden has served as Trinity’s Pastor since 2013. He previously served the following Dallas County Churches – Greenland Hills UMC, FUMC Lancaster, Munger Place UMC in east Dallas, and FUMC Duncanville. He also served University UMC in Wichita Falls and Waples Memorial UMC in Denison. Rev. Bowden was ordained Deacon in 1988. In 1992 he was ordained Elder and became a member in full connection of the North Texas Annual Conference. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from the University of West Florida in 1983. He studied at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree in 1990 and Doctor of Ministry in 1996. His ministry travels have taken him to Israel, England, Greece, The Czech Republic, Kenya, Hong Kong, South Korea, France, and The Hague. Jim married Martha Smith in 1985. She earned her Master of Theological Studies at Perkins (SMU) where she was a Perkins scholar with primary emphasis in Old Testament studies. She is proficient in Latin, Hebrew and Greek languages. Martha serves as Cantorial Assistant at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas. Jim and Martha have two sons – Jordan (26) and Jackson (22).

Sermons

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Sermon Name Sermon Series Date Speaker
An Investment for Life Sermons August 5, 2019
Deception for the Divine Sermons July 28, 2019
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Sermons September 8, 2019
Go Where God Sends You Sermons August 26, 2019
Jesus and the Color Purple Sermons July 7, 2019
Rahab: Saint or Sinner? Sermons July 14, 2019
Running The Race With Perseverance And Endurance Sermons August 21, 2019
Save the Children Sermons July 21, 2019
The Saving Grace of God Sermons September 16, 2019
Posts

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Post Name Categories Date Author
“From Despair To Hope” Good news from a Great Church May 26, 2018
“In Silence We Await” From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Refuel, Worship & Music March 31, 2018
“Killing Jesus” From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Refuel, Worship & Music March 30, 2018
A Blessing Before Tonight’s Graduation — A Landmark of Life and Learning! Good news from a Great Church May 15, 2018
And a Little Child Shall Lead Them (Isaiah 11:6) From the Pastor's Desk April 21, 2017
Discover the Many Life-Calming Devices at Trinity! Chancel Choir, Children's Music, From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Handbells, Music Notes, Refuel, The Children's Corner, Uncategorized, Worship & Music August 23, 2019
Don’t Become Comfortably Numb From the Pastor's Desk February 15, 2018
DON’T GO SHIPWRECK WITH YOUR FAITH! From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church June 16, 2019
Exercise Self-Control In All Things From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church April 5, 2019
Feeding The One Who Fed Me From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Refuel, Uncategorized, Worship & Music August 24, 2019
Fighting Fire with Spirit Good news from a Great Church November 14, 2018
How To Grow A Church From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church February 2, 2018
I do: How United Methodists Understand Christian Marriage From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church February 7, 2018
Martha’s Vineyard From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Refuel April 24, 2018
Perfect People Not Allowed From the Pastor's Desk August 15, 2017
Seeking Unity: The United Methodist Church and the LGBTQ Community Making Disciples of Jesus Christ For The Transformation of The World From the Pastor's Desk June 14, 2018
Sunday’s Palms are Wednesday’s Ashes From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church February 9, 2018
Vision and Values Good news from a Great Church February 28, 2018
What’s In a Name? From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Worship & Music April 13, 2018
Why Do We Call Good Friday “Good?” From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Worship & Music March 30, 2018
Why We Give From the Pastor's Desk May 4, 2017
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