Chief Servant


Dr. Bowyer G. Freeman is Senior Pastor of New St. Mark Baptist Church, located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Licensed to the Gospel Ministry by the church of his youth — Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Glendale, Ohio, he relocated to the Baltimore-Washington, DC area in 1985. He was ordained as an Associate Minister of the First Baptist Church of Guilford in Columbia, Maryland in 1995. Dr. Freeman has daringly refused to accept mediocrity in ministry. A man of indomitable courage, keen spiritual vision and tenacious desire to advance the Kingdom of God on earth, he is sent to NSMBC “for such a time as this”.
In tune with God’s divine direction, Dr. Freeman’s leadership has resulted in the purchase of property adjacent to our edifice for future expansion. Leading the Disciples of NSMBC under the Spirit-directed vision of Spiritual Regeneration, Social Transformation, Community Reconciliation, & Physical Restoration, — NSMBC is not only growing numerically, but deepening in discipleship as learners, worshippers, and servants of God.

Dr. Freeman is a social-justice minister grounded in the biblical writ. At age 29 he was elected the youngest President of an NAACP Branch in the state of Maryland (Howard County). He has served as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of NAACP Region 7 (Maryland, DC, & Virginia). A proponent of faithful stewardship, he served as Treasurer of the United Baptist Missionary Convention & Auxiliaries of Maryland, Inc.,(UBMC) from 2000 to May 2006.  Since May of 2006, he has served as Vice-President/Finance of UBMC.  A gifted preacher, Dr. Freeman has been blessed to preach the gospel on the continents of North America, Asia, Africa, and in the Caribbean. He is a gifted teacher. Wednesday Night Bible Study conducted by Dr. Freeman offers a variety of subjects targeted for spiritual growth and discipleship development.

Dr. Freeman’s citations include:
Howard University School of Divinity Alumnae Appreciation: Chairman, Benefit Concert Committee – Fall 2005
United Baptist College & Seminary of MD: Meritorious Service Award – Spring 2005

He is a contributing author of the following books:
Diversity in Human Interactions: The Tapestry of America — Oxford University Press 2003.
I Will Survive: Sermon Excerpts on Domestic/Sexual Violence — Seal Press 2002

Dr. Freeman has authored/ co-authored the following publications:
Civic Responsibilities of Christians in Today’s Political Climate — National Baptist Voice Magazine Summer 2004
Making A Caring Visit to the Sick — National Baptist Voice Magazine Spring 2003
New Disciples Institute Manual – NSMBC 2003
The Search for Spiritually Centered Medicine – Howard Magazine Fall 2001
Preventing Violence Against Women — Men as Allies: A Religious Perspective – Howard University 2000

Lecture Series:
New Era Baptist Convention of Nebraska; Congress of Christian Education
United Baptist Missionary Convention of MD; Congress of Christian Education
Howard University School of Divinity — Ministry & Contextualization
Howard University School of Divinity — So You’re Called To The Ministry
Howard University School of Divinity — Shepherding The Flock
Howard University School of Divinity — Using Spiritual Gifts for Service
Howard University College of Medicine — Principles of Health Care Ethics
Nazarene Bible College; Colorado Springs, CO — Black Church Leadership Symposium
South Africa Council of Baptist Churches, Durban, ZA — Pastoral Care & Counseling: Dealing With HIV / AIDS
Foreign Mission Board: National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Southern Africa HIV / AIDS Fact-finding Team
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast
National Institutes of Health: Diversity Grand Rounds Lecture Series