The Bowmans bring holiday performance to local church

Two churches are joining forces to bring in a family of musicians for a holiday event.

“Christmas with the Bowmans: God’s Idea of a Good Time” is scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Plum Street Bible Church, 618 W. Plum St.

Blaine Bowman and His Good Time Band, which consists of Blaine Bowman, his wife, Christine, and their children, Luke and Tiffany, travel more than 50,000 miles a year to present the gospel.

“The family of four are all talented musicians and song writers,” Plum Street Bible Church Rev. Ron Boyer said. “You will be touched by their beautiful harmonies and award winning vocals.”

Plum Street Bible Church along with Open Bible Church, of Uniopolis, are hosting this event together, and this will be the first time the Bowmans are performing their Christmas show for the area, as they have visited and performed in the area many times during their regular tour.

The Bowmans, who live near Cincinnati, travel from coast to coast sharing music in churches, festivals, county fairs, car shows, biker rallies, block parties, banquets, conferences, conventions, private parties and special events.

In 2002, the group, which has had five No. 1 hits on International charts in the past 10 years, was nominated for Trio of the Year, Band of the Year, and won Comedian of the Year in 2005 from Country Gospel Music Guild.

The four-piece band — consists of musicians who play piano, guitar, drums and bass — weave comedy into their performances built on a strong message.

“They only do 50 performances a year,” Boyer said. “I last heard the Bowmans in the spring at Open Bible Church and at that time Blaine told us they do a Christmas tour.”

The group has been featured at the Auglaize County Gospel Tent for numerous years.

Both churches are pleased to bring in the Bowmans to perform during the holiday season, and this event is open to the public.

“They really enjoy what they do,” Boyer said of the group.

The pastor said that the first time he heard the group perform, Luke and Tiffany were much younger, and they stood on the altar and sang to the crowd.

“Their father taught them how to play the guitar and sing,” Boyer said.