MUSIC - COMEDY - THE WORD
BLAINE BOWMAN was saved during the "Jesus Movement" in 1971 in an ANDRAE CROUCH concert in Denver, Colorado. In 1973 he started preaching and went full-time into the ministry at age 20 in 1976. Blaine was ordained in 1978 and has been credentialed with Open Bible Churches since 1983. Blaine wears a lot of hats as husband, father, preacher, Bible teacher, songwriter, record producer, GUITARIST, bus driver, booking agent, newsletter editor, website "uploader", and has taught classes at a local Bible college. A few of his musical & record producing influences have been Andrae Crouch, Ray Benson, Bill Maxwell, Eric Clapton, Kenny Hinson, & Hadley Hockensmith. He holds teaching seminars on the subjects of faith, righteousness, the Holy Spirit, spirit/soul/body, victory, grace & God's covenant of peace. Blaine has a Bachelor's Degree from Logos Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida in Religious Science, Practical Ministry & Music. In 2012 he graduated from the same school with a Master's Degree in Church History.Sharing the WORD and "seeing the lights come on" in the hearers is Blaine's first love and writing and singing songs that provoke thought and challenge to the hearers is also a joy to him. He is excited about a New Multi-CD Collection which includes over 100 songs he has written. He also is releasing some books in the near future that are sure to bless many. He just released a Guitar CD called "Among Friends" with 12 original instrumentals. When he is home he loves to cut trees, clear ground, work in the barn (that he's making to look like Cracker Barrel inside), watch his homing pigeons fly and ride his Quarter Horse around the ranch. A great Saturday at home would be biscuits and gravy for breakfast and a trip to one of three flea markets in his area!
CHRISTINE BOWMAN had a dream about playing PIANO when she was 9 years old and today is one of the finest pianists in Gospel Music! She sang as a young girl with her two sisters in a little family trio called the "Maxon Sisters". In her teens she sang and traveled with the Roger Noble Singers and then the Southern-Aires Quartet. She met Blaine in 1975, they were married in 1977, and she has been in full-time ministry with him since then! She is an excellent concert pianist and does some of the piano on the studio projects. She loves tight vocal harmony and makes sure the other band members are singing it right! Some of her favorite things are green tea, sitting on her back porch swing, and watching old black and white movies. She rises early and does exercises on videos & on TV, then reads the Word and prays. She & Tiffany work as background singers occasionally. She even drives the tour bus sometimes. She keeps the log house clean and tidy, loves to cook when home, and makes sure everyone takes their vitamins! She is one wonderful wife and mother, and now she watches our two grandchildren Nadia Rose & Natalie Rayne Forte 2 to 3 days a week when we are local and in off the road as well as working two days a week at B Lewie Salon in Lebanon, OH.