Pastor Tawan “TJ” Bowling is the founder and lead pastor of Three Winds Church of Portland. As a seasoned believer and man of God, he brings over ten-years working in various positions within the church. Pastor TJ has served as Associate/Executive Pastor for Love Alive International (LAI) Sanctuary of Praise Worship Center (New York, NY) under the leadership of Bishop Stacey S. Latimer. As Business Administrator/Assistant to Senior Pastor at Holy Recovery International Church (Milwaukee, WI) under visionary Bishop Anthony “Tony” Martin, Sr. and as Assistant Youth Pastor at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (Memphis, TN) with the late Bishop Don H. Johnson.
Pastor TJ believes his divine purpose and mission is to see believers transformed into passionate and faithful followers of Jesus. Through worship to God in obedience to the Great Commission and Great Command in creating relationships and programs to help all believers with a focus on our youth and young adults to love God and to love others regardless of where they are or have been in their personal and spiritual journey.
Pastor TJ professional background cross many fields, and for the past seven years, he has worked in learning and development both in the public and private sectors. He is passionate about working with youth and young adults along with the local non-profit community-based organization and has served as board member to executive director of many organizations.
He has studied at Fordham University (Bronx, NY) in their Religious Education program focusing on Youth and Young Adult Ministry and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI), in their Communications program with a concentration in Business and Professional Communications.
Pastor TJ lives in Portland, OR with his life partner.