Affectionately known to family and friends as "Tina", Christina currently resides in San Diego, CA with her husband of 41 years, Joel E. Bowdan II. She’s the proud mother of three beautifully blessed children; two sons, one daughter, and one son and two daughters in-love; and grandmother of nine grandchildren who lovingly call her 'Nena" (pronounced nee-na).
Saved at the age of 16 ½ with the Lord as her pilot, Christina prevailed over many test, trials and snares. She uses her experiences to encourage others and minister to their situation. Christina has worked in various facets of the ministry to include: a Deacon’s wife, teaching at Women's Conferences, counseling single and married couples, functioning in many administrative capacities, church choir director and spiritual advisor. Many of which had prepared her for the role she initially took on that God had laid before her in February 2000 as Co-Pastor and wife to Elder Joel E. Bowdan II.
Together, Christina and Joel founded and pastored Word For Life Ministries. A ministry that crosses racial barriers, creeds and denominations. Their vision, standing on the Apostles doctrine, was to, "Heal, repair and restore lives back to Christ through the preaching and teaching of the unadulterated Word of God". In January of 2007 Lady Christina and Elder Joel E. Bowdan II passed the torch on to their eldest son Elder Joel E. Bowdan II and his loving wife Minister Michele Bowdan to continue on with this great ministry.
Christina is also employed with the San Diego Metro Career Center as an Operations Supervisor where they recognize her as both a natural and spiritual leader. Her prayer is that she will leave with others the desire to love, cherish and serve God with their whole heart, mind, body and soul.
God has truly blessed Lady Christina, she is yet holding fast, standing on His Word and allowing Him to set her apart for His service.