Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series by The Bowie News for its Build a Better Bowie campaign exploring assets and unique aspects of the Bowie community.
With more than 25 churches within Bowie’s six-mile square radius, it would be difficult for churches to go unnoticed within the small community.
However, it is what those churches are doing outside of their walls that is having an impact on the citizens.
From feeding the hungry to inspiring confidence in young women, churches in Bowie are attempting to reach out and meet the needs of not only its members, but also the entire community.
Spearheading some of those community outreach events is Freedom Life Church, whose members attempts to conduct monthly events for Bowie in a time of hardship for many citizens. Pastor Joe Young says there are a lot of needs in our community right now and economically, it’s a tough time.
“People see the love of God when you demonstrate love and go out in the community and help them. As a church, we don’t focus on growing our numbers. We just want to demonstrate love and have people attend church where they’re comfortable, no matter what church that is,” explains Young.

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