Pastor Ernie

img_2030_pastorernieErnie Bowman
Youth Pastor

Pastor Ernie is a graduate of Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, IA) where he studied Bible and Secondary Education. He also graduated from Oakland Community College (Farmington, MI) with a degree in Culinary Arts and is currently enrolled at Maranatha Baptist Seminary (Watertown, WI) seeking further study. He and his wife Natalie grew up in the Lapeer area, graduating from Lapeer West and North Branch High respectively. Their roots in Lapeer run deep and they are both thankful and grateful for the education they received in our local schools. They have been led by the Lord to enroll their three children in the Lapeer Community School System, where they all currently attend. Ernie bears no relation to the man of the same name who played second base for the San Francisco Giants in the 1960’s, but he will happily sign an autograph for you anyways if you ask. During down time he enjoys undertaking home improvement projects, playing with his kids, grilling meat, and reading.

If you have a question about our Youth Ministries, Hunters Creek programs in general, or are in need of grill recipes or book recommendations, you can email Ernie at