Pastors & Staff

Justin Richards

Senior Pastor

Justin was called to serve Bowdon Baptist Church in January of 2016.  He has been in vocational ministry since 1992 serving as a student pastor, associate pastor, and lead pastor.  Justin is a graduate of Villa Rica High (1991), The University of West Georgia (BA History 1994), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv 2010).    He enjoys spending time with his family, Jeep rides, and long walks on the beach.

A. J. Garcia

Student and Families Pastor

A.J. was called to serve the Bowdon Baptist Church family in June of 2014. He has served in student ministry since 2006 and has helped lead the children's ministry of BBC since 2014. He graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 2006 with a Bachelor's degree, majoring in secondary teacher education with a minor in Bible. He enjoys the discipleship process, seeing students and children grow in their faith through biblical teaching and providing them opportunities to live out their faith at BBC and in our local community. His wife of 18 years, Amy, serves with him in the ministries of BBC and they have 5 awesome kids. He enjoys playing basketball, spending time with family, singing with his church family, traveling, and making people laugh on purpose or by accident.   

Phil Bishop

Minister of Music and Senior Adults

Welcome Phil and family