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It is with Great Regret we Announce the Passing of Bishop Paul A. Bowers, Former Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World.

31jan(jan 31)6:35 pm10feb(feb 10)1:00 amIt is with Great Regret we Announce the Passing of Bishop Paul A. Bowers, Former Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World.162 Guests are attending

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Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple Announces: With saddened hearts, we share the news of our Apostolic Father, Bishop Paul Alexander Bowers’ passing. We honor his life, his legend, his ministry, his heart. There are not enough words to express his impact on this world but we honor his 89 years.

First Lady Rebecca Bowers Shares: All the glory belongs to our God! I would like to share with my friends that, my husband, Bishop Paul Alexander Bowers has gone on to be with the Lord! It has truly been my pleasure to have been his wife, what an awesome opportunity to have served this great general of the kingdom!

Please do remember Lady Rebecca Bowers, the Bowers and Daniel families as well as the Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple in your prayers.

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How would you describe Bishop Paul Alexander Bowers?

“A great man. Careful, has good business sense, diplomatic, humble, and dedicated.” – Pastor LaVelton Daniel

Bishop Paul Alexander Bowers is all of these descriptors plus more.  Bishop Bowers, who is now Pastor Emeritus at Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple, is truly leaving a definitive landmark in the hearts of thousands of individuals around the world and setting the standard for effective and authentic ministry.

Who is the honorable Bishop P.A. Bowers?

Bishop Paul A. Bowers | Apostolic Father

Family Man
Bishop Bowers was married to the late Dr. Elma J. Bowers, and they had been united in Holy Matrimony for 45 years. They were blessed to have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is now married to Lady Rebecca Ann Bowers. In November 2003, they were united in Holy Matrimony.

“A commander in the army for the Lord”
Bishop has led the Apostolic movement, preaching the unadulterated gospel for over 55 years. Faithful he has been to one organization (Pentecostal Assemblies of the World) and one congregation (Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple), serving as a shepherd, inspiration, advisor, Prayer Warrior – a true foundation.

Preaching Machine
There is NO doubt that Bishop Bowers’ ministry has been fruitful, impacting individuals within the United States as well as across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Bishop has proven that when you stand for God and God alone, He will sustain and keep you.

“Multi-faceted visionary”

Bishop has mastered success on and off the pulpit. His progressive and forward-thinking enabled him to build two monumental buildings in Zanesville, Ohio – 100-bed nursing home and 1200-seated worship center.

During his tenure as the Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc, he remodeled the International Headquarters facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, along with the Aenon Bible College, a project that costs over $2,220,000.00.

Bishop has also demonstrated growth through his leadership – while serving as the Diocesan Bishop of the Carolina Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc, he doubled the number of churches in 20 years. While Pastor at Greater Emanuel, he purchased and remodeled two churches over his 50 years of shepherding. The present location seats approximately 1,500 people and houses several classrooms, administrative offices, and a fully-equipped food service department.

You can always catch Bishop telling a joke – it never fails!

His life’s story is well noted in the “The Preaching Machine”, an exciting well-written biography by award-winning author, Holly Broach Sowels.

Condolences May be Sent to: Greater Emmanuel Apostolic Temple

1150 West Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

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  • Rachel Wills says:

    Praying for you and your family. from Springfield Massachusetts

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  • Joseph Patterson says:

    Please accept my condolences and sympathies.
    May God comfort the immediate, the church, and PAofW family. Rest In The Lord Bishop Paul Bowers.❤️

  • Karen Spencer says:

    Praying for the Bowers and Daniels families…may the Lord give you the comfort and peace you need to endure your loss…when I lived in Cincinnati I had the pleasure to be under the leadership of this great man of God….He will surely be missed…

  • Alenna Schofield says:

    A Great Man of God has been called home. Truly Bishop Bowers was one of a kind. Gentle, Stately, Godly, Understanding, Patient, No nonsense, a ONENESS preacher, and an Awesome example to God’s people. I was introduced to Paul Bowers ministry when he was the Assistant Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World…Just coming into the understanding of the ONENESS doctrine after receiving the Holy Ghost and Baptism in Jesus Name…I was about 3 years old in Christ (1990). I heard a message Bishop Bowers had preached entitled “Victory in Defeat” What a word? I still remember that message…almost 30 years later…My Lord and My God. Finally, anybody who was a Mentor to my Bishop, Howard A. Swancy, Jr. had to being somebody in Jesus Christ. Bishop Paul A. Bowers….you will always be Remembered.

  • Bishop Gilbert and Evangelist Diane Gooden says:

    Condolences and prayers to the Bowers and Daniels family. Our hearts are very saddened and Bishop Bowers will be missed very much. By us and St. John Church of God Family.

  • Evangelist Jacquese Irvin says:

    Grace & Peace be multiplied to the Family and Church Family of our Apostolic Father Bishop Paul Bowers. He was quite a Preacher! I remember back in the 90’s while he was preaching at Grace Apostolic – Indiananpolis. I seen “The Shekinah Glory!”…… Now, he stands in the very presence of our Great God & Savior Jesus the Christ…..The Ancient of Days! Glory! Rest on Bishop!!!!

  • Beverly Conner says:

    I grew up listening to the preaching and teaching from Bishop Bowers at the PAW conventions and Ohio district council meetings, Bishop Bowers was one of many great men in Pentecost,and will truly be missed.

  • Delawrence Andrew Nixon says:

    I first heard Bishop Bowers preach in Gary, Indiana at the Logan Park Assembly of Christ Church Convention and numerous times for the PAW National Convention. Bishop Paul Alexander Bowers was and always will be an extraordinary gift to the kingdom of God. He will be dearly missed and his sermons and giant voice will be heard for generations to come. God Bless Greater Emmanuel Apostolic Temple and the entire Ohio District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World.

  • Bishop John A. Smith says:

    Bishop and Overseer John and Linda Smith and the Christ Centered Apostolic Church of Columbus, Ohio honor the life of one of our Apstolic Fathers, Bishop Paul Bowers and are praying for his family and those who have been touched by his life of ministry. He was a FAITHFUL servant of God and a true leader. He will be greatly missed by the body of Christ.

  • Helen Souder says:

    I am so saddened by the loss of this great man…Bishop Paul Bowers…our families went to the Oxford Broad St.Church…Oxford Pa.along with all the Bowers family… Brother Paul’s parents sang solos… his Father sang “Ain’t no Grave Gonna hold this body Down”…it was certainly a treat… his Mother sang “The Waterway Song”…Brother Paul came to visit my parents home many times…and was a close friend with my husband… but we were all still single at that time…he was great to be around…my Mother felt led to give Bro.Paul some money to help him in going to Bible College….God certainly had his hand on Brother Paul…what a great warrior for the Lord Jesus Christ!…After Bro Paul’s call to the ministry he came an preached at the Oxford Church… he preached a great message… an I will never forget how he shouted from the pulpit all the way down the aisle to the front door of the Church…backwards…we were all amazed… it had to be God…comfort an peace to all Bishop Paul Bowers loved ones and all the Church family an friends…we plan to meet you Bro Paul…in Gods time!…Bro Paul’s family will remember us by The Greys and The Souder’s…. love you all so much…..

  • Yvette Moore says:

    Just today I made reference to a word spoken by Bishop Bowers almost 20 years ago. I am grateful and blessed to have been influenced by this great man of God! Prayers out to the church family, the Bowers and Daniels families.
    Sis. AYMoore – Chesapeake, Va

  • First Lady Tameka Blalark says:

    My Prayers are with the Bowers family & may God send you comfort for he is the comforter.

  • Elder Anthony Greene says:

    If I have seen further than any man it is because I stood on the shoulder of giants bishop bowers was a giant in the gospel leader he was diplomatic and battle tested warrior who stood on guard in defense of the gospel of jesus christ he embraced and preached the apostolic doctrine he embraced and preached pentecost he embraced and preached one lord one faith and one baptism eph 4:5 and it is all in the name of jesus eph 4:13 phil 2:5-11 acts 4:10-12 bishop bowers represented pentecost be it resolved revelation 14:13

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