Industry Spotlight – John Bowen

What is your life verse and why?

“My heart and my flesh may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Ps. 73:26

Life is hard.  It sometimes overwhelms and debilitates me. The world offers so many “answers” and “fixes” to remedy what really is a broken world and a broken humanity (Genesis 3).  The only real lasting remedy is trusting and yielding to God – Who will not fail us, Who gives us a strength that is beyond what the world gives, Who gives us a vision of an eternal purpose for why we go through what we go through.

Can you touch your tongue to your nose?
No, but I CAN touch the middle of my back with my elbow.  ;o)

What’s your most used Emoji?
The smiley face. It’s a happy jocular non-partisan symbol that makes the perfect email for that someone special. I feel it’s the Emoji Jesus would use.

What’s your hidden talent?
I am a freelance professional bass player in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  Weddings, conventions, church, sessions, coffee bars, etc. – I’m gigging almost every weekend.

What’s your go-to roadtrip snack?
Protein bar, apple, and a high potency caffeinated drink!  “Dallas to Tulsa in 2 hours – WooHoo!!!”

What’s the last show you binged watch?
My wife and I just finished “Shetland” on Prime.  Loved it! Great show!

Favorite zoo animal?
I find the North American Lissotriton Vulgaris to be particularly engaging.

Beach or mountains?
Mountains!  The beach is just so……wet.

What’s your middle name?
Gilbert.  A family name. My mother is Hispanic and Gilbert is the Anglo equivalent of Gilberto (her dad)

iPhone or Android?
I own an iPhone but don’t have strong feelings either way.
“To each his phone” I always say.

Pizza toppings?
Yes please.

John Bowen
Digital Content Manager, Salem Media Group
CMB Silver Member Since 2014

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