•AUTHOR OF 6 BOOKS (contributed to 11 others)
•PRESIDENT OF SOUTHERN BAPTISTS OF TEXAS CONVENTION
•LEADER IN THE UNCEASING PRAYER MOVEMENT
My name is Kie Bowman. I am the Senior Pastor of Hyde Park Baptist Church and The Quarries Church (“one church in two locations”) in Austin, Texas (www.hpbc.org). Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska (the rumors are true- it’s cold!), I arrived in Texas for Seminary in the 1980′s where I earned a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. Following my Seminary training I made my way to the Atlanta area where I served two churches in 10 years until 1997 when I came to Hyde Park in Austin as Senior Pastor.
For the last 40+ years I have been passionate about prayer, revival, evangelism, the Spirit -filled, victorious Christian life, and teaching/preaching the Word of God! These days, that teaching is in a variety of formats. You can friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and Instagram, or watch on YouTube or Vimeo by entering “Kie Bowman” on any of those platforms. Or, you can watch messages on Hyde Park’s website in our media archives or on our new church App.
I have also served my denomination in a variety of ways including the honor I had in 2018 of preaching “The Convention Sermon.” I have preached at the Southern Baptist Pastor’s Conference, and for multiple State Convention Evangelism conferences. I served as Vice President of the Georgia Baptist Convention, Executive Committee member of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Chairman of the Administration Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention. I was once privileged to serve as the Pastor-Adviser to the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists. I also served as chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention. Currently I serve on the Executive Board, and Executive Committee of the SBTC, where I recently completed my second term as Chairman of the Board. Not long ago I was elected President of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. Recently, my denomination elected me to serve as a Trustee of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. I was also honored to serve one year as a member of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission’s Leadership Network Council. Over the years, I have served in numerous other positions both state-wide and nationally.
I have a tremendous passion for writing and I have authored or contributed to 18 books, including 6 bestselling devotionals from Thomas Nelson Publishers. In 2013, my book, “The King and His Community” (a New Testament Survey from Auxano Press) became an Amazon bestseller, sitting at number 2 in it’s category for 3 weeks! I followed that in 2014 with a biography of Jesus called “I AM,” also published by Auxano Press. My third book with Auxano is a study of the book of Acts, titled, “The Church That Changes The World.” I followed the book on Acts with a a forth book called The Unparalleled Gospel, a study of Luke’s gospel. My fifth book with Auxano Publishers was released on Easter, 2019 and is titled, “EMPOWERED Why We Need Spirit–filled Churches.” Recently I contributed devotionals for a new Children’s Bible available now. In addition, I have contributed to 2 other Children’s Devotionals, both published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. In 2016, I contributed several sermons to “Preacher’s Sourcebook,” published by Thomas Nelson. My most recent book is co–authored with Trey Kent and was released in September 2019. It is titled CITY OF PRAYER!
One of my favorite projects recently was the seven week Sunday School curriculum on prayer I wrote for Lifeway, seen by over a million people! I’ve received letters and emails from around the country from people who used that study.
I have written and provided resources to teach and assist everyone in the discipline of prayer at my website, iprayaustin.com. In addition, I am part of a small, interdenominational team of pastors, in the city of Austin, committed to revival and spiritual awakening, spurred on by an unceasing prayer movement. We organize city wide prayer meetings and retreats, and help coordinate a night and day prayer ministry. Currently, every minute of the year, believers from almost 100 different congregations, are praying 24/7 for our city, our churches, and our nation as we seek God for revival.
In 2018 I partnered with Sampson Resources and produced a six-session series on prayer called ENGAGING WITH GOD-making prayer a priority for the BEST of your life!
My wife of 39 years, Tina, and I met in college and we have 3 adult children-Amanda, Laura, and Joseph 2 of which live, like us, in Austin. The other one lives in New York City.
Here are recent photos of Tina, Amanda, and Laura together, and one of Amanda, Laura, and Joseph together on a recent Christmas Eve. Thanks for dropping by for a visit and come back soon!