Andrew Bowens was born in Columbus, Georgia to Johnny and Rebekah Bowens. As a United States Navy family he spent most of his childhood growing up in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated high school in Jacksonville. In 1997 he joined the United States Air Force and continues to serve on active duty today. He has had assignments in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Italy, Maryland and Washington D.C. Dr. Bowens has attended the Community College of the Air Force (AA), Georgia Military College, Valdosta State University, Southern Christian University (BS, MS and MDiv), University of Maryland and Amridge University (DMin).
Dr. Bowens has served as a preacher, youth minister and education director for several congregations. Additionally since 1998 he has been active in missions, serving the people of Ukraine, India, Russia, Australia and China.
His dissertation was on "Leadership, Short-Term Missions and the Local Church." He has served as an instructor and operations officer for Air University (Squadron Officer College) and taught classes at Faulkner University (College of Biblical Studies) both of Montgomery, Alabama.
Dr. Bowens and his wife Jessica homeschool their children: Elijah, Virginia and Jeremiah. They are currently stationed in the greater Washington D.C. area.
His seven part series of articles goes into the details fo what it takes for a successful mission campaign. He breaks it down into the areas before the mission, and during the mission, where he outlines some of the objectives that will appear as the planning process goes in, and once you arrive at the mission field. The articles are well supported with attribution. If mission work is to be your field, then this series is a must read.