Hendersonville, Tennessee


John R. Bowman has a long and impressive list of credentials as a musician, singer, and preacher. John started his career in 1991 with bluegrass legend, Doyle Lawson, as his tenor singer and guitarist. After recording four cds and touring with Quicksilver for nearly two years, CMA female vocalist of the year, Alison Krauss, hired John, as her guitarist, for her now infamous band, Union Station. Bowman toured extensively over a year with Krauss until 1994 when he joined gospel legends, The Isaacs. John spent 12 years traveling all over the world with the Isaacs. During this time in 1997, Bowman answered the call to preach. He earned an exhorter’s license through the Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee. He has preached in numerous services and revivals over the last 15 years.

In addition to his role as guitarist, banjoist, and fiddle player with the Isaacs, Bowman was commissioned as guitarist/instrumentalist for the Gaither Vocal Band and the Gaither Homecoming tour in 2005. He, along with the Isaacs, are regulars on the Gaither Homecoming videos. In 2006 Bowman left the road to teach at a local Christian School in La Follette, Tennessee. He taught there for 5 years. During this period, 2007-2009, Bowman worked with banjo great, J.D. Crowe, as his bass player and vocalist. John worked with Crowe and the New South for nearly two years.

In November of 2009, Bowman along with Adam Steffey, Ronnie Stewart, Harold Nixon, and Keith Garrett formed the IBMA award winning group, The Boxcars. The group has enjoyed much success in their 3 years of touring, recording 3 cds for the Mountain Home label.


In 2010, Bowman released a tribute cd to his father-in-law, Joe Isaacs. The project entitled, “Family Chain: The Songs of Joe Isaacs,” was nominated for a Dove award. Kyle Cantrell of Sirius XM’s, “Bluegrass Junction,” said that the project was one of the most requested and played cds on the channel’s “Gospel Train.” The project still remains one of the top “spins” on the channel.

Another highlight of 2010, was when Bowman earned a degree in Christian ministries through Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana through the Hopper Foundation.

Bowman has recorded 7 solo projects over the span of 24 years. His newest cd, “The Hole,” is now available through this website and on iTunes. It is a 6 song ep which features 5 Gospel songs and 1 bluegrass style song. It also features some of the finest pickers and singers on the planet: Kelly Back, Aubrey Haynie, Ben Isaacs, Gordon Mote, Mike Rogers, and Josh Swift. 

After 22 years of traveling with some of the world’s greatest bluegrass and bluegrass gospel bands, Dove Nominations and awards, and a Grammy nomination, Bowman will be booking dates as a solo artist and evangelist. Please contact him on this website to schedule an appointment. 

10:00 am Revival! Marshall Community Church ... @ Marshall Community Church
Revival! Marshall Community Church ... @ Marshall Community Church
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm
I am very excited to be preaching revival again at Marshall Community Church. This time I will be in tandem with Brother David Owens. He is a fine preacher and a great man. Can’t wait[...]
7:00 pm Revival! Open Arms House of Worship... @ Open Arms House of Worship
Revival! Open Arms House of Worship... @ Open Arms House of Worship
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 22 @ 9:00 pm
This will be my 3rd revival at Open Arms House of Worship! It is always a great time in the Lord. Make your plans to join us each night! 
5:00 pm Singing w/ Shady Grove and the Isaa... @ Oakland Church of God
Singing w/ Shady Grove and the Isaa... @ Oakland Church of God
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
I have been blessed to preach a revival at this church. Now, we get to sing with Shady Grove and the Isaacs! Sure to be a great time in the Lord. Come be with us.[...]
11:00 pm Singing at Antioch Baptist Church i... @ Antioch Baptist Church
Singing at Antioch Baptist Church i... @ Antioch Baptist Church
Apr 5 @ 11:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm
This will be a special service with Brother Donald Cantrelle at Antioch. We will have a great time. Come worship with us. 
6:30 pm Respite Bible Study in Mooresville,...
Respite Bible Study in Mooresville,...
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Special service with my good friend, Carson Cockman. Come out and be with us. Let’s worship the Lord together.