The Beginnings of The Church of the Good Shepherd


David Bowen- Former Senior Minister and Founding Pastor

IIn 1985 David Bowen received a call from the Presbyterian Church in American to plant a church in the rapidly growing Durham-Chapel Hill area. What began as a handful of interested people attending a Bible study has become a devoted, multi-generational body of believers. The Church of the Good Shepherd found itself in a transition period as David Bowen moved on from his faithful service here to a new pastoral call. The next season in the life of The Church of the Good Shepherd involves a transition from the founding pastor to our new senior pastor, Rev. Chuck Jacob, who is guiding us as we chart the course God would have us pursue over the next decade and beyond for His service and glory. The Durham-Chapel Hill area continues to grow with the academic leadership of several key universities, a strong economy with an emerging entrepreneurial base, and international cultural crossroads which provide unique opportunities for ministry.

We are so grateful for David's legacy and teaching that established a growing and thriving church.