Senior Pastor – Bowmansdale Church of God


– The Bowmansdale Church of God was established in 1891 and is part of the Eastern Regional Conference.  The church is located in Cumberland County, Upper Allen Township, 10 miles south of Harrisburg.  Cumberland County has grown from a rural area into the fastest growing region in the state.  We are now a suburban residential area with a great deal of residential and commercial development.  We are most fortunate to have four excellent school districts within a six-mile radius of our church.  It would be desirable that our new pastor would locate within the service area described above.


The facilities at Bowmansdale Church of God are very accommodating.  These facilities were updated and expanded in the year 2000 to include a Christian Education Building, a large Fellowship Hall with a fully equipped kitchen, and a beautiful sanctuary with seating capacity of 300.  We also have a recreational area with a pavilion adjacent to the church property.


The successful candidate shall:

  • Have the ability to preach the Word of God accurately and with clarity.


  • Have leadership skills to cast a Holy-Spirit-led vision.


  • Identify, train, and equip persons to do ministry.


  • Be doctrinally and theologically sound, in agreement with and supportive of the views of the Eastern Regional Conference.


  • Be visible in the community such as participation in service clubs, local school functions, or other community activities.


The average weekly attendance at Bowmansdale Church of God is 80.  We highly value our Sunday School and Vacation Bible School programs.  The Women’s Ministries program is heavily involved in church activities and outreach.  We have a restructured and active Senior Life group.  The Bowmansdale Church of God has created a special C.O.G. (Children of God) program which supplements the children’s Sunday School Program, which has been most successful.


If this information from our Pastor Search Committee is of interest to you, the Bowmansdale Church of God welcomes you to submit an application with information containing your qualifications, experience, education and references to:


            Eastern Regional Conference

            900 Arlington Avenue, suite 213

            Harrisburg, PA  17019

            Attn:  Pastor Dave Williams