Mike Bowen — Senior Pastor
Mike was born in Bradford, PA but grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in his hometown of Lexington, VA. Mike served as a Field Artillery Officer in the US Army for more than 4 years. Sensing a call to be a pastor, he and his wife Cheri moved to Texas where he earned his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. After interning at Park Cities PCA in Dallas, Mike was called and ordained in August of 2000 as an assistant pastor in a PCA church in Tyler, TX where he served for over 12 years. Before being called to Washington PCA in 2021, Mike served as the solo pastor in a PCA church in north central Kentucky. Mike and Cheri have 4 children: Michaela, married and living in Mississippi; Marie, married and living in Georgia; David, attending college in Mississippi; and Nathan, in high school and still at home.
Phil Amaismeier — Associate Pastor
A native of southwestern Pennsylvania, Phil grew up as the second of four brothers. He earned a B.S. in Sports Ministry from Campbellsville University in 2006 and spent several years as a children and youth director, coaching and discipling students in the Washington, Pennsylvania area.
Phil graduated with a Master of Divinity from the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Pittsburgh, PA) in 2014. Later that year he was hired as the assistant to the pastor at WPCA. He was ordained as a ruling elder in July 2015, and he was ordained and installed as associate pastor in November 2018. Phil is married to Maggie and they have three children, Hannah, Caleb, and Rachel.
The ruling elders of the church are called by the congregation and ordained to serve in the spiritual leadership of the church.
The deacons of the church are called by the congregation and ordained to serve in the strategic ministries of mercy and the practical ministries of stewardship.
Washington PCA exists to gather and perfect the saints so that they will glorify and enjoy God. To fulfill this mission, we worship, grow, and witness.
We Worship the Triune God on the Lord’s Day.
We praise Him with singing.
We commune with Him through prayer and sacrament.
We hear and respond to His Word read and preached.
We Grow in Christ
We learn God’s Word and the doctrines of the Faith.
We follow Jesus in obeying and applying God’s Word and becoming like Him.
We serve by developing and using our gifts for the good of the church.
We Witness for Christ
We proclaim Christ and His gospel to our neighbors.
We reflect His love and compassion with deeds of mercy in our community.
We send resources and people for mission works that witness for Christ.
While our mission statement reminds us why we exist as a church, our vision statement expresses what we hope to become in Washington, PA as we pursue this mission.
It is our vision at Washington Presbyterian Church to see the power and glory of the Lord Jesus Christ at work in our church, our lives, our community, and the world. We envision a church actively engaging in spiritually vibrant, God-centered worship and intentionally seeking the Lord through prayer for our church’s ministries, members, and those without Christ.
We envision a church where all people receive love, help, forgiveness, guidance, encouragement, and genuine caring through God-centered teaching and warm face-to-face fellowship that will fully equip everyone to experience God’s amazing grace.
We envision a church called by God to reach the hearts of children and youth, both inside and outside the church, so they will find their life and joy in Christ.
We envision a church called by God to reach a lost and dying world, through caring mercy ministries and publicly sharing the gospel; so that Washington Presbyterian Church may be used by the Lord Jesus to change the hearts of Washington County residents; making a visible difference in the spiritual, social, and cultural structure of our community.