Long-time donors remember 30 years of grant-funded programs

Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” C. Bowling and wife, Robin have been donors since 1991. (photo courtesy Bob Bowling)

The Rev. Dr. Robert “Bob” C. Bowling and his wife, Robin, have been donors since 1991 when they began giving through the AC-70, a now-retired program through United Methodist Annual Conferences which helped to fund evangelism programs both nationally and at the conference level. The Bowlings were introduced to the Foundation through Dr. Curtis Schofield, who worked with the Foundation for many years. He encouraged them to become part of the AC-70 program, which Bob says helped fund about a quarter million dollars worth of evangelism programs over 30 years for the North Georgia Conference.
The Bowlings served in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference for 40 years and Bob received the Harry Denman Evangelism Award in 2005. As a retired clergy couple, Bob and Robin know the challenge of inviting people to a transformed life in Jesus Christ. They know their support of The Foundation for Evangelism helps train new church leaders at the seminary level, and they are glad that the Foundation is finding new ways to be evangelistic in outreach. “My greatest hope,” Bob says, “is that we’ll never lose our first love for the making of disciples for Jesus Christ.”