Dr. Christopher Bowen is Founder of Living Faith International Ministries in Forest Park, Ga. He was born and raised in South Charleston, Ohio, then moved to Atlanta after graduating high school to attend Beulah Heights University. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987.
In 1990, Dr. Chris established Living Faith Tabernacle in a small hotel room with fifteen members. The ministry grew at a phenomenal rate. With the seventh building project, the sanctuary on Old Dixie Road in Forest Park, Georgia, now seats 1,300 members and is the site of multiple weekly services.
Dr. Bowen continued his education, receiving his Master’s degree in Leadership Development at Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and his Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Oral Roberts University in April 2011. Dr. Bowen is a full time professor at Beulah Heights University, where he instructs several classes including Success for Life, Marriage and Family, Pneumatology and Early Hebrew History. He is the Executive Director of Dream Releaser Coaching, a motivational speaker, and international voice on topics such as time management, body language, communication, and financial freedom. In addition, he is also business owner and entrepreneur of Bowen Wilson Properties, CEO of CBO Enterprises, and the CEO and founder of 5 Star Personal and Corporate Development in Atlanta, Georgia.
On December 31, 2016, Dr. Bowen set the example of how to leave a thriving ministry: by stepping from the role of senior pastor and placing it the church’s future into the hands of his capable successor. He then became a father and mentor to young pastors and ministers, instructing them on how to balance family, education and church life.
Dr. Bowen has authored eleven books. His newest release is entitled, “Beyond Five Star Quality,” and it has become his #1 selling book, selling thousands of copies in seven countries. In this book, he informs us how to provide greater excellence and service to our personal and business lives, corporations, and churches. Dr. Bowen resides in Jonesboro, Georgia, with his wife, Kathy. He is the proud father of two sons and two daughter-in-laws and is grandfather to two phenomenal grandchildren.