Berclair Baptist Church's pastor and staff members are dedicated to serving the Lord and spreading the Word to the ends of the earth. Berclair is especially interested in revival in Memphis, TN where the Church is located. The pastor and staff are always available to serve in the name of the Lord, and the doors are always open at Berclair Baptist Church.
Pastor David Bowser
The Senior Pastor of Berclair Baptist Church
Pastor Bowser came to Berclair in August, 2011. Prior church pastorates include: Bozeman, Montana; Crowley, Colorado; El Dorado, Arkansas; and Omaha, Arkansas.
David was born in Louisville, Kentucky. David came to know the joy of salvation as a boy of nine at the Victory Baptist Church in Maryville. His ministry began there as a teenage Sunday school teacher.
While a student at the University of Tennessee, David surrendered to the call of the ministry. At age eighteen, he began preaching being licensed by the Victory Baptist Church. David graduated from the Baptist Bible College of Springfield, Missouri. He has a Master of Theology Degree with post graduate study at the Southern Indiana Baptist College.
David is married to Ruth Balaoeg Bowser of Manila, Philippines. Ruth is an important asset to David both at home and at the church. She serves the Lord in evangelism, teaching, and choir.
We are presently looking for a Part-Time Music Director for Berclair Baptist Church. We welcome any to apply who meet these qualifications. We require:
Testimony of salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We have a great choir and pianist to work with.
Please call us at 901-683-3585 if you are interested.
Robert O. “Ray” Scarbrough
The custodian at Berclair Baptist Church
Ray heard for the first time that he could be saved when a friend David Buckles invited him to visit Memphis Baptist Temple on Macon Rd., “because there are lots of girls there.” According to Ray, he found something better than girls when he let Jesus come into his heart. He soon led another friend Winfred White to Christ.
In 1975, God called Ray to became houseparent and maintenance engineer at the Baptist Children's Village, Jackson, MS. After that, he served as custodian at Whitten Memorial Baptist Church. In 1986, on a Mission trip with Ardmore Baptist Church to Michigan, to build a church, Ray's faith was strengthened when four seemingly insurmountable problems were miraculously solved by God. Although he lost his job by making the trip, Ray was hired as custodian at Ardmore. His next assignment was to Berclair Baptist Church where he has worked for ten years.
Ray considers his job to be a mission. The House of Worship must be maintained.
The Pianist for Berclair Baptist Church
Prior to working at Berclair, Sandra was pianist for Beverly Hills Baptist Church, White Station Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, and Central Church. In addition to being a church pianist since she was seven years old, her long list of experience includes performance for television commercials, concert performance for church, being a studio accompanist, and playing for vocal competitions.
For many years, Sandra has been involved in the music community as a piano teacher and professional pianist. She is responsible for piano retail sales and public relations with Amro Music Store.