We are so grateful for the members of our congregation who assist us in running our church! Here you will find information on these key members of our staff!
Biographical information: Pastor Richard M. Bowman
Rev. Richard M. Bowman is an ordained minister in the Christian Church and a member of the Disciple Heritage Fellowship Ministers Association. He is also one of the founders of DISCIPLE RENEWAL / DISCIPLE HERITAGE FELLOWSHIP where he has served as Executive Director. This group has been advocating spiritual renewal in the church through a return to biblical authority since 1985. Pastor Bowman also served as minister of First Christian Church, Decatur, Illinois for 11 years, leading the church into a new building program. He is one of the editors of the book Lifting Up Jesus (published by Disciple Renewal). He has also written a study book on theology for the laity entitled How Did We Get Into This Mess?, and a book entitled A Return to the Faith of Our Founders, a review of the basic teachings of the Restoration Movement. He has written a booklet on praying in the will of God entitled, Knocking on Heaven’s Door; a study book on the New Testament ministry of the Holy Spirit entitled Life in the Spirit; and a commentary on the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy entitled The Bible: Without Fault or Blemish. He has also written numerous articles published in Disciple Renewal and Disciple Heritage Journal and has had articles published in The Disciple, The Lexington Theological Seminary Journal, Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, and One Body.
Pastor Bowman is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (BA), Drake University Divinity School (MDiv) and Southern Illinois University (MS). He is also a certified Rehabilitation Counselor and has worked as a therapist for the Decatur Mental Health Center. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Pastor Bowman has served the Warsaw Christian Church since 2002. He and his wife Marie reside in Warsaw.
Our Organist/Choir Director
Biographical information- Marion Keith – I moved to Warsaw 13 years ago from the Boston area to be with my daughter and her family. Back in New England, I served as organist/choir director at several different churches, the last one being Eliot Presbyterian Church in Lowell, Massachusetts. Here in Warsaw, I was the Organist at Zion Lutheran in Lincoln for 7 years before coming to Warsaw Christian Church in 2015. Our church choir is very devoted and although we are not large in number, we do an awesome job of providing music for the church service.
I play several different instruments besides the organ and have arranged and composed quite a bit of music. Several of the pieces our choir has sung.
Please feel free to come and sing with us as we rehearse on Wednesdays at 4:45 and we sing at our 10:15 service every Sunday from September 1 to May 30. Many of our member help by singing solos or group pieces over the summer.