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Name: Rev. Dr. Jim Bowden
Title/Position: Senior Pastor
Department: Worship & Ministry
Contact Email: revdrjimbowden@trinitydenton.org
Contact Phone: (940) 566-2291
Faculty Bio

Rev. Bowden has served as Trinity’s Pastor since 2013. He previously served the following Dallas County Churches – Greenland Hills UMC, FUMC Lancaster, Munger Place UMC in east Dallas, and FUMC Duncanville. He also served University UMC in Wichita Falls and Waples Memorial UMC in Denison. Rev. Bowden was ordained Deacon in 1988. In 1992 he was ordained Elder and became a member in full connection of the North Texas Annual Conference. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from the University of West Florida in 1983. He studied at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree in 1990 and Doctor of Ministry in 1996. His ministry travels have taken him to Israel, England, Greece, The Czech Republic, Kenya, Hong Kong, South Korea, France, and The Hague. Jim married Martha Smith in 1985. She earned her Master of Theological Studies at Perkins (SMU) where she was a Perkins scholar with primary emphasis in Old Testament studies. She is proficient in Latin, Hebrew and Greek languages. Martha serves as Cantorial Assistant at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas. Jim and Martha have two sons – Jordan (26) and Jackson (22).

Sermons

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Sermon Name Sermon Series Date Speaker
“Father, Forgive” November 24, 2019
“Surely It Is God Who Saves Me” November 17, 2019 Sermons November 17, 2019
A Great Dining Experience Sermons February 9, 2020
An Investment for Life Sermons August 5, 2019
Are You the “One” or One of the Nine? Sermons October 13, 2019
Ash Wednesday 2020 Special Holiday Worship February 27, 2020
Be Still, and Know That I Am God Sermons February 2, 2020
Deception for the Divine Sermons July 28, 2019
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Sermons September 8, 2019
Finding Peace Through Prayer Sermons September 22, 2019
Give Me the Light, Precious Light January 5, 2020
Go Where God Sends You Sermons August 26, 2019
God Walks With Us On This Guilty Sod January 19, 2020
He Is Born, The Holy Child December 25, 2019
Horns and Halos in the Wilderness and the World Sermons March 1, 2020
Jesus and the Color Purple Sermons July 7, 2019
Jesus Was a Refugee December 29, 2019 December 30, 2019
Learning God’s Ways, Walking God’s Paths Sermons December 2, 2019
Lift Up Your Eyes Sermons March 12, 2020
Mountaintop Experiences Sermons February 23, 2020
Rahab: Saint or Sinner? Sermons July 14, 2019
Rekindling the Gift Sermons October 6, 2019
Running The Race With Perseverance And Endurance Sermons August 21, 2019
Save the Children Sermons July 21, 2019
Standing On the Promises, Standing On the Shoulders Sermons November 4, 2019
The Resurrection of the Body and the Life Everlasting November 10 2019 Sermons November 10, 2019
The Saving Grace of God Sermons September 16, 2019
Posts

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Post Name Categories Date Author
“A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones” –Proverbs 17:22. From the Pastor's Desk November 29, 2019
“Father, Forgive” Announcements, Chancel Choir, Children's Music, From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Handbells, Missions, Music Notes, Outreach, Refuel, Stewardship, The Children's Corner, The Well, Uncategorized, Worship & Music November 21, 2019
“From Despair To Hope” Good news from a Great Church May 26, 2018
“In Silence We Await” From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Refuel, Worship & Music March 31, 2018
“Killing Jesus” From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Refuel, Worship & Music March 30, 2018
A Blessing Before Tonight’s Graduation — A Landmark of Life and Learning! Good news from a Great Church May 15, 2018
And a Little Child Shall Lead Them (Isaiah 11:6) From the Pastor's Desk April 21, 2017
Discover the Many Life-Calming Devices at Trinity! Chancel Choir, Children's Music, From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Handbells, Music Notes, Refuel, The Children's Corner, Uncategorized, Worship & Music August 23, 2019
Don’t Become Comfortably Numb From the Pastor's Desk February 15, 2018
DON’T GO SHIPWRECK WITH YOUR FAITH! From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church June 16, 2019
Exercise Self-Control In All Things From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church April 5, 2019
Feeding The One Who Fed Me From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Refuel, Uncategorized, Worship & Music August 24, 2019
Fighting Fire with Spirit Good news from a Great Church November 14, 2018
How To Grow A Church From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church February 2, 2018
I do: How United Methodists Understand Christian Marriage From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church February 7, 2018
Martha’s Vineyard From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Refuel April 24, 2018
Perfect People Not Allowed From the Pastor's Desk August 15, 2017
Seeking Unity: The United Methodist Church and the LGBTQ Community Making Disciples of Jesus Christ For The Transformation of The World From the Pastor's Desk June 14, 2018
Sunday’s Palms are Wednesday’s Ashes From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church February 9, 2018
To All The Single Moms! From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church October 30, 2019
Vision and Values Good news from a Great Church February 28, 2018
Wellness Tips We Can Learn From a Dog Announcements, Chancel Choir, Children's Music, From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Handbells, Missions, Music Notes, Outreach, Refuel, The Children's Corner, The Well, Uncategorized, Worship & Music November 14, 2019
What’s In a Name? From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Worship & Music April 13, 2018
Why Do We Call Good Friday “Good?” From the Pastor's Desk, Good news from a Great Church, Worship & Music March 30, 2018
Why We Give From the Pastor's Desk May 4, 2017