History

ChurchOriginalBuildingThe history of Bower Hill Community Church mirrors the developments and struggles of the past 60 years. Started during the suburban boom of the 1950’s, Bower Hill grew along with the neighborhoods it served. And as the community and the congregation grew we became a family of believers. During the turbulent times of the 1960’s and 70’s, we were not afraid to face the issues of civil rights, the war in Vietnam or the challenges facing our youth. And as these issues divided our nation, so it divided our congregation. But we faced them as a family and sought answers in how we could put Christ’s teachings into practice in a conflicted and confusing world.

In facing these issues head on, some would say this represented a “liberal” outlook. But our charge has never been merely to focus on ourselves. God calls on us to be a part of this diverse world and bring His message to others. Today we face many of the same problems as we did in the past. We struggle with the differences that separate people and our children face an uncertain future.

Now more than ever we need the guidance of our Lord, Jesus Christ; to establish peace and justice and compassion for all. Our history compels us to face the future with faith, courage and hope. At Bower Hill Community Church, you are welcome to be a part of our journey.