BLAINE BOWMAN was saved during the "Jesus Movement" in 1971 in an ANDRAE CROUCH concert in Denver, Colorado. In 1973 he started preaching and went full-time into the ministry at age 20 in 1976. Blaine was ordained in 1978 and has been credentialed with Open Bible Churches since 1983. Blaine wears a lot of hats as husband, father, preacher, Bible teacher, songwriter, record producer, GUITARIST, bus driver, booking agent, newsletter editor, website "uploader", and has taught classes at a local Bible college. A few of his musical & record producing influences have been Andrae Crouch, Ray Benson, Bill Maxwell, Eric Clapton, Kenny Hinson, & Hadley Hockensmith. He holds teaching seminars on the subjects of faith, righteousness, the Holy Spirit, spirit/soul/body, victory, grace & God's covenant of peace. Blaine has a Bachelor's Degree from Logos Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida in Religious Science, Practical Ministry & Music. In 2012 he graduated from the same school with a Master's Degree in Church History.Sharing the WORD and "seeing the lights come on" in the hearers is Blaine's first love and writing and singing songs that provoke thought and challenge to the hearers is also a joy to him. He is excited about a New Multi-CD Collection which includes over 100 songs he has written. He also is releasing some books in the near future that are sure to bless many. He just released a Guitar CD called "Among Friends" with 12 original instrumentals. When he is home he loves to cut trees, clear ground, work in the barn (that he's making to look like Cracker Barrel inside), watch his homing pigeons fly and ride his Quarter Horse around the ranch. A great Saturday at home would be biscuits and gravy for breakfast and a trip to one of three flea markets in his area!
CHRISTINE BOWMAN had a dream about playing PIANO when she was 9 years old and today is one of the finest pianists in Gospel Music! She sang as a young girl with her two sisters in a little family trio called the "Maxon Sisters". In her teens she sang and traveled with the Roger Noble Singers and then the Southern-Aires Quartet. She met Blaine in 1975, they were married in 1977, and she has been in full-time ministry with him since then! She is an excellent concert pianist and does some of the piano on the studio projects. She loves tight vocal harmony and makes sure the other band members are singing it right! Some of her favorite things are green tea, sitting on her back porch swing, and watching old black and white movies. She rises early and does exercises on videos & on TV, then reads the Word and prays. She & Tiffany work as background singers occasionally. She even drives the tour bus sometimes. She keeps the log house clean and tidy, loves to cook when home, and makes sure everyone takes their vitamins! She is one wonderful wife and mother, and now she watches our two grandchildren Nadia Rose & Natalie Rayne Forte 2 to 3 days a week when we are local and in off the road as well as working two days a week at B Lewie Salon in Lebanon, OH.
TIFFANY BOWMAN FORTE plays BASS GUITAR for the band. She started playing bass at age 7 and has become a great concert bassist as well as doing the "tracking" for studio projects. Tiff received JESUS as Savior at age 5 and now is a wonderful Holy Spirit filled young woman using her talents for the Lord. In spring of 2003 Tiffany graduated from Lebanon High School and also graduated from the Warren County Career Center with a Cosmotology degree. She works part-time doing hair and still travels, sings and plays bass for the band on a part time basis. She married Michael Forte in October of 2010 and lives in Lebanon, OH. When she is home she loves to ride her horse"Sassy" on the trails around Treemendus Ranch. She also sings and plays bass in a praise & worship band at her home church & is a studio background singer when home from touring with her family. Her favorite style of music is R&B, but she has a love and appreciation for everything else from Western Swing to Jazz. Her first love is music and singing for JESUS. She loves the music of Joss Stone, Martina McBride, Maroon 5, Elana James & John Mayer. She has written several original songs and has released two solo projects to date! She has had a #1 and a #9 song on the Gospel charts! She shares occasionally with ladies group and church meetings and her primary message is who we are in Christ and the value God placed on us! She loves to read and loves books by Staci & John Eldridge, Joyce Meyer, and Stormie Omartian. She and her husband Michael Forte are very active in music ministry at their church, Faith Building Church, in Lebanon, OH. God has blessed them with 2 lovely daughters, Nadia Rose was born Christmas morning, 2015, and Natalie Rayne was born March 7th, 2017.
LUKE BOWMAN brightens up the room when he walks in! He thinks and dreams DRUMS constantly and his playing shows it! His favorite style of music is JAZZ/FUSION, but can play ANY style of music.He has patterned himself after drummer greats Dave Weckl, Bill Maxwell, Carter Beauford, Keith Edwards, David Sanger, Steve Gadd & his favorite mentor Dennis Chambers.. Luke does drum clinics at music stores and praise & worship seminars. His 1999 drum instructional video has helped many beginners get started on drums. He plans to release another drum instructional video in the near future and currently has a YouTube site where he frequently shares drum lessons. Luke graduated High School in May 2004 and works as a bus driver for Kings School district and works part time at our Studio at the Ranch as studio musician recording engineer & record producer. He enjoys riding his horse Commanche. He has a real love for cars and can tell you the name of ANY of them when he spots them on the highway. Luke also does great impersonations of many people from Jim Carrey, Louie Armstrong, Chris Farley and Sean Connery and uses this ability to share the Gospel of Jesus in Bowman concerts. His Christian comedy has brought joy and laughter to thousands across the USA. In November of 2016 he married a lovely lady named Karla Spencer from Kentucky. They reside in Landen, OH near Cincinnati. Karla works at a Christian daycare.Luke & Karla still travel on a part time basis with the Bowman Band, but most Sundays he's playing drums for the worship team at his church, and his wife Karla does Art & Graphics for their home church, Faith Building Church in Lebanon, OH.
MICHAEL FORTE, RANDY MILLER, JAKE GRIMES, MIKE TURNER, STEVEN LAKE, DENNIS GOECKE & TODD HALEY are "extended band members" and help out from time to time when needed. We are so blessed to have folks in helps ministry to be there for us when we need them.