Gibson City First Christian Church Hires Mat Bowen as Senior Pastor


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Gibson City First Christian Church in Gibson City, Illinois, has hired Mat Bowen as their new Senior Pastor. 

Mat joins the staff at Gibson City First Christian from The WorkFaith Connection in Houston, Texas, where he was a secondary coach responsible for the spiritual and professional growth of over 4,500 graduates of their re-entry and job readiness program. 

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