Meet Our Pastor

We are so glad that you are looking at our website.   We would welcome anyone to join our church family for a time of Worship on Sunday morning or any of our other weekly activities.   At Newberrytown Church of God we want to love God and love people.  If you ever want to chat just contact me.


If you wanted any background about me.  I attended Messiah College (BA in Psychology with a minor in Biblical Studies), then Winebrenner Theological Seminary (Master’s of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling).   I previously served congregations at Green Spring and South Fairview and have been an ordained minister in the Churches of God General Conference since 2002. 


My wife Michele teaches 7th grade math at South Western School District.  She has a BS in Education from Messiah College and Masters from Penn State. We are blessed to have 3 children, Kameron, Jack and Mary.

I look forward to getting to know you as we all get to know God better.   My goal is for all of us working together to promote the Kingdom of God at the Newberrytown Church of God.

I think that God has a plan for your life.  He wants to use your gifts and talents for building his kingdom.  God created you, he loves you and he wants you to know him.    It would be my honor and privilege to speak to you about the God, his word, or any questions you have.   Please always feel free to contact me.

In Christ,  

Pastor Jonathan Bowers  M. Div.

Here at Newberrytown Church of God, we truly believe that it is very important for Christians to share life with other believers to help push us all to grow closer to God. We have a number of different ways to help facilitate that.


We have several mid-week chances to gather together to fellowship, support each other, and learn more about God and his Word.


Tuesdays  10 AM & 7 PM  Ladies Bible Study    This group meets in new building in Classroom 1. This class began a study of the characters of the Old Testament in February. This class provides all women a safe place to share, fellowship, and learn more about how God wants us to live. It is led by Lou Ann Kauffman.


Wednesday 6 PM   Pastor’s Bible Study    This is an in-depth look into the Gospel of Luke that meets in the Conference room of the Annex.  We explore how the Word of God applies to life.   We go where the class discussion takes us in light of God’s Word.  No question or topic is off limits.   Our goal is to help all of us move from where we are to where God can take us to be in a safe and loving environment where real answers and concerns can be addressed.  This group is led by Pastor Bowers


Another wonderful way to help us all grow is Sunday School which meets each Sunday at 10:10 AM.  This can be among the most beneficial ways to grow closer to God and each other.  We would love for you to join one of our classes.  


Children SS    This interactive class where children can explore and deepen their faith is led by Michele Bowers and Jack Dickey.   All Children in K thru 5th grade are welcome to attend.  They meet in Classroom 2.


Youth SS     This class is led by Lyle Donley and Amy Quigley.   It meets Classroom 4 in the Annex.   It is a laid back class where you can come how you are, and they will help you be all you can be.


Adult Class     This class meets in the new building in Classroom 1. They follow the Standard Lesson Quarterly Curriculum.   This is a leader driven class with a lot of information for those that wish to explore the Bible.  This class is taught by Donna Fink, David Erney, and Steve & Jamie Witter.


Friendship Class    This class meets in the welcome area of the new building.   This is a discussion class: topic on any given Sunday may be on a current event; question(s) arising from the sermon, Bible, or everyday life; or a recent topic from The Daily Bread.


Pastor’s Class    This Class meets in Classroom 3.  It is led by Pastor Bowers and his wife Michele.    They are currently studying how we can impact the world for Jesus.  This most often starts with our own awareness of who we are and what God has gifted us to do.  We want to honestly look at our own short comings, while we support each other to greater intimacy with God.


We also offer Nursery/Preshool during all Worship Services and Sunday School Classes for children birth to K located in the Nursery.


Note: All staff members have on file updated state mandated clearances.

For the safety of all, our facility complies with Safe Sanctuary procedures and requirements.


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