Dr. Lex Bowen
Dr Lex Bowen has been Director of Missions Since May 2006. Lex is a native of Georgia and his hometown is Dawson. He is a graduate of Mississippi College where he majored in Religion. Lex received his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctorate of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His ministry experience covers 20 years of pastoring in Oklahoma and Georgia. He served as Church Planter in Singapore for 3 & 1/2 years. To enhance his experience, Lex worked as a Ministry Consultant with the INJOY group (Dr. John Maxwell) and a Church Consultant with LifeWay. Lex has been married to Pam since 1975 and they have two adult children: Spencer who is married to Claire with two children, and Amanda who is married to Bryce with three children.
Director of the International Friends English Teaching Ministry and Administrative Assistant - Amy coordinates the work of numerous volunteers who assist in this ministry. Amy graduated from the University of Georgia and worked as G.E.D. Chief Examiner and E.S.L. Coordinator for Athens Technical College for 10 years. She has also served as an ESL teacher/volunteer with International Friends for nine years, has participated in many mission trips overseas and served as an International Bible Study teacher for many years with the UGA BSU, Athens Chinese Church, Prince Avenue Baptist Church, and Green Acres Baptist Church. Amy and her three daughters are members of Green Acres Baptist Church in Athens.
Administrative Assistant / Financial Secretary. Emily has been with Sarepta since 2000. In April of 2015, Emily's position was merged with that of the Administrative Assistant. A native of Gainesville, GA, she has lived in Athens since 1981, currently residing on a farm in southerastern Clarke County with her husband, Frank. They have two children, Anna (married to Mark Coxwell) and Nelson. Emily has a M.A. in English from UGA, and has been trained as a financial consultant with the Georgia Baptist Convention. She is a member of Green Acres Baptist Church.