Allen Lee Bowman, Sr. entered God's kingdom on Thursday, June 20th at Kent General Hospital following a lengthy illness; he was 56 years old. He was born on November 4th, 1956 in Frederick, MD to Albert Stevenson and Barbara Ann Bowman. Allen was a devout Christian, a devoted family man, and a dedicated worker. He gave 100% of himself in everything he did, and never did he waiver in supporting those he loved, his family, and the Lord.
Allen attended public school in Carroll County, Maryland. Eventually, after completing his education, he became self-employed; making his living in auto-detailing and window tinting which he did for more than 20 years. He was a very special man, one that truly loved his family and would do anything for them. He was always there for them, and never let them down. Allen enjoyed working on cars; he was especially thrilled by fishing and his boat. However, the fact is he really had two great loves; the first was simply being with his family. He just could not get enough of them. His second passion was reading and studying the word of God. Allen always talked about the goodness of the Lord whenever and wherever he went.
In January of 1981 he became a member of the Holy Temple Holiness Church of Deliverance under the leadership of Chief Apostle Julia Williams. He was brought to the ministry by Carolyn Ross in 1981 while Chief Apostle Julia Williams was running a revival at the Israelite Pentecostal Church, where he became a member. Energized by God's word, he became a minister in 1982, and in 1983 he became an evangelist. On July 30, 1983 Allen and Cheryl Bowman was united in holy matrimony. In 1985 he had attained the title of church Elder. In 2000, he became an assistant pastor, who traveled up and down the highway to Clarksville, Virginia with his family preaching the Word of God.
In 2004, he assisted Bishop and Co-pastor Greta Tilghman in Dover,DE of Holy Temple Holiness Church of Deliverance ministries, and in April of 2005 he assisted Bishop and Pastor Shelley as they took over the operation of the Dover Church. From December 2005 to December 2010 he did the same at the Holy Temple Holiness Church of Deliverance-East under the leadership of Pastor Margaret and Bishop Ronald Shelley. In January of 2011, Assistant Pastor Bowman and his family became members of Grace and Mercy Temple of Praise under the leadership of Pastor Lynn Franklin until the time of his death.
Allen Bowman is preceded in death by his father, Albert Stevenson, brother, Albert Bowman, grandfather, Richard Bowman, grandmother, Margaret Bowman, aunt, Edna Bowman, and his uncle, Richard Bowman. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 29 years, Cheryl Bowman, their children, Allen Bowman Jr. of Baltimore, MD, Julia (Anthony) Webber, Demetrius (Myesha) Bowman, Jonathan Bowman, Nathaniel Bowman, James Bowman, Tamara Bowman, Thomlyn Bowman, Stephen Bowman, Patience Bowman of Dover, DE, nieces and nephews, Angela Reed, Dynzel Reed, Charla Reed of Dover DE, and Kyle Baines of Milford, DE who he considered as his own. He will be missed by his mother, Barbara Ann Bowman, his two sisters, Carolyn Bowman, and Doris (Frank) Gibson, his three brothers, Jerry Bowman, Wilbert Gibson, and Melvin (Nina) Bowman. He also leaves behind his mother-in-law, Mabel Reed, brother-in-laws, Ivan (Regina) Reed, James (Tonya) Reed, Michael (Charlotte) Watson and sister-in-law, Marie Reed. Allen will be extremely missed by his grandchildren, Trinity Bowman, Isaiah Webber, Harmony Webber, Jeremiah Webber, Joshua Webber, Aliki Long, Faith Bowman, Zaveon, Travis, Ural, Imani, and Isaiah, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and dear friends.
Page 2 of 2 - Allen will be remembered for the love he had for his family and touching the lives of many people, but most importantly being a praying man and serving the Lord.
Friends and family are welcomed to attend Allen's viewing on Thursday, June 27th from 10am to 12 noon at the Holy Trinity Church; 425 W Division St, Dover, DE; services will begin at Noon. Burial will take place at Barratt's Chapel Cemetery. Friends and family may send their condolences via http://www.pippinfuneralhome.com/.