385526_2661686788404_1963614020_n•PASTOR OF HYDE PARK BAPTIST CHURCH-25 YEARS!

•AUTHOR OF 6 BOOKS (contributed to 12 others)



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 my family and I made our way to the Atlanta area where I served two churches in 10 years. In 1997 we came to Hyde Park in Austin where I serve as Senior Pastor. 16769_1255205227244_886868_n


For the last 40+ years I have been passionate about prayer, revival, evangelism, the Spirit-filled Christian life, and teaching/preaching the Word of God! These days, that teaching ministry is found in a variety of venues and platforms. 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” of the Southern Baptist Convention. I have also preached at the Southern Baptist Pastor’s Conference, and for multiple State Convention Evangelism conferences.Most recently I served two terms as President of The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and as a Trustee at Southwestern Theological Seminary. 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 Spiritfilled 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 coauthored 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 41 years, Tina, and I met in college and we have 3 adult children-Amanda, Laura, and Joseph. Two of which live, like us, in Austin. The other lives in Seattle.


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!




8 thoughts on “About

  1. One of the Greatest man I gave ever known. His family is the greatest. God has blessed my family with there acquaintance.

    • I knew Kie Bowman when he was a young man in Fbks Alaska. I haven’t seen him since High school. It’s nice to know he found the Lord . I will always keep him in my thoughts and prayers. It’s -27 and getting colder . I’ll bet he doesn’t miss that. He still hasn’t made a high school reunion.

  2. I try to watch your sermons on tv before heading to my church in our Community of Sunrise Beach…love your preaching/teaching/guidance of and through the Bible…had to share this: my husband purchased a lawyers bookcase from some elderly neighbors garage sale. I just had to have it. It is in need of total restoration. Is the brother you mentioned in one of your sermons still doing woodwork on antique furniture? Oh, by the way, my husband and I met in Alaska. He lived there 38 years and I was there 11 years. He worked for KTVA in Anchorage…small world..thanks Pastor Bowman. Marsha Moore

  3. Kie, I am so proud of you. Man, you are looking in your face like Billy Graham. Let’s talk and catch up. Dr. Sollie Hicks 770 365 4818

  4. ISomeday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.” – Billy Graham

    Thank you Kie, for telling us-“The test of the story!”

  5. Kie, I need the address for Keith Bowman. He requested family history records that I want to mail to him.

  6. Pingback: “Franklin Graham’s call for day of Prayer “ | Grandma’s Stories

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