Name: Bruce A. McDowell, D.Min. Urban Mission; Ph.D. Islamic and Christian Thought

Spouse: Anne E. McDowell, M.S. TESOL; M.A. Missional Theology

Children: Brooke, Abby

Location: Philadelphia and Globally

Ministry Area: Preaching, Evangelism, Teaching, Mercy Ministry, Writing

YeaR Called: 2017

Current Ministry: Preaching and evangelism, and teaching theology and apologetics to pastors around the world, largely in connection with the contacts Bruce has developed over the years as minister of global outreach at Tenth Presbyterian Church. Bruce is also involved in mercy ministry both locally with refugees in Philadelphia and globally. He supports three orphanages in Liberia and a children's home in Colombia. He has served on the board with over five church partnerships in Turkey, Colombia, Liberia, Thailand and the United Kingdom. He has also coordinated disaster relief work in Turkey and Honduras. Having worked as a missions and outreach leader in a local church for 35 years, Bruce assists church mission committees with consultation, vision and advising. Additionally, having broad experience in working directly with national leaders in various countries, he helps foster overseas church partnerships. Bruce is also serving on the board and faculty of a new Reformed seminary in Santiago, Dominican Republic, and as chairman of the board of Colombia Reformed, a ministry supporting the north coast presbytery in Colombia.

More Information: Bruce grew up as a child of missionaries in Paraguay, and is fluent in Spanish. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. Bruce has traveled and ministered in 48 countries and has ministered to international students for over 35 years. He relates well in a large variety of cultures. He is the author of numerous books, including:

 - Muslims and Christians at the Table

 - Noah: A Righteous Man in a Wicked Age

 - Faith in the Mosaic: Finding a Biblical Focus in a Pluralistic World

 - Christian Baptism: The Sign and Seal of God's Covenant Promise. 

For more information on his books go to his website: 


Anne is an ESL instructor, former missionary in Papua, Indonesia, and speaks Indonesian and Spanish.

Contact Information:

PHONE: 267-441-0734

Address: 418 S 47th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143