Donnie serves as the founding and lead pastor of Renovate Life Church. He and his wife, Renee, have been married seventeen years and have three children, Brooklyn (10), Karis (6), and Jace (3). They have called Maryland home since November 2008. Donnie graduated from The University of Mobile in Mobile, AL with a BA in Religion before earning a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. Donnie and Renee are honored to serve as part of Renovate Life Church and are committed to the vision of sharing the life-giving message of Jesus to the many people in this area who need to hear it.
Speaker, Best-selling author, visionary. Many words are used to describe him, but Acton Bowen’s only passion has been to connect people with the one, true God. Once recognized as one of the nation’s leading student pastors, God has clearly blessed Acton with the ability to reach today’s high tech, attention-lacking culture. For 12 years Acton served in the local church, led a city-wide student Bible study in Gadsden, AL, and was also was the host of x|roads TV, a worldwide broadcast viewed weekly by millions of teens and adults in every city in America and over 170 countries around the world on network television. Acton is now co-host of Top3 on the JuceTV Network and a regular contributor on Fox News in NYC where he serves as a correspondent on Faith and Religion. In his travels, he often speaks at Renovate Life Church and other local churches, disciple-now weekends, city-wide crusades, camps, conferences, school assemblies and leadership seminars- giving him a live platform before over 350,000 people every year. Acton uses these opportunities and his unique blend of boldness and humor to communicate leadership skills and the life-giving message of the gospel to students and adults alike. Acton and his wife Ashley live in Alabama where Acton and his team daily lean into the vision of Acton Bowen Outreach.