While working as a professional engineer in Kansas, the Lord began to make it clear that He had another direction for Bim Rowley and his wife Deanna. After graduating from seminary, and after much prayer to determine God’s will and direction, it seemed that God focused the attention of the Rowleys on the East Hartford / South Windsor area of Connecticut.
After knocking on over 10,000 doors, the church was launched on June 29, 1980, with an attendance of six people and one dog besides four Rowleys. From that day until the present time, the Lord has helped the church grow numerically and spiritually.
The Rowleys have five children, all of whom are married and serving the Lord. Some of Pastor Rowley’s favorite times are those spent with his family - especially his many grandchildren! He also enjoys bow and arrow target shooting. But the place he is most often found is in studying the Bible, and Pastor Rowley loves to share his passion for Jesus Christ with everyone God brings him into contact with!