Senior Pastor, GodWorks Christian Fellowship, Elk Grove, CA
Adjunct Faculty, William Jessup University


Master of Divinity, Denver Theological Seminary, Denver, CO
Bachelor of Music (Musical Theater), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


Michael Bowers is the Senior Pastor at GodWorks Christian Fellowship in Elk Grove, CA. He has pastured churches over the last 25 years in California, Nevada and Illinois. He has done just about every job in church ministry, such as Worship Leader, Choir Director, Evangelist, Discipler, and Janitor. He excels in teaching hard to understand concepts in practical and understandable ways. Using the tools of theater he has brought to life numerous biblical characters in first person sermons. He has served on the board of directors for the Conservative Baptist Association of Southern California, as well as, Chairman of the Ordination Committee for the CBASC. He has a lovely wife named Traci and two adult children and two precocious dogs. He plays Xbox and knows his way around a BBQ grille.

Why Jessup

Jessup has a very unique and exciting opportunity to truly impact the community of faith leaders of today and tomorrow. I believe that individuals receiving a quality liberal arts education that has Jesus Christ at the center is the hope for the Church. I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of this opportunity.


My greatest joy in ministry has been making the Word of God understandable and relevant to the Church. Seeing people genuinely grow in their faith by learning to study their Bibles and apply what they learn to everyday life is my passion. I have been pursuing this passion in the Church for many years now, but the opportunity to broaden my ministry here at William Jessup University has truly been exciting. To make God’s Word clear and effective in the lives of both those who are currently shaping our society in the marketplace and those who will shape it in the near future is a real dream come true. I look forward to the opportunity to have a small part in God unfolding your path here at William Jessup University.

Favorite Class to Teach

I have no one favorite class. From systematic theology to understanding individual parts, like the Gospel of John, all of the opportunities afforded me to help people understand how to understand and communicate God’s Word is my favorite class.


Senior Pastor, GodWorks Christian Fellowship, Elk Grove, CA