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Religious studies educator

Martha Vassar Bowers, religious studies educator. Recipient Ethel Rae Mozo Stewart Comty. Service award, Georgia College and State University, 2002, Inaugural President award for service to Georgia Missionary Parents Fellowship, Baptist Women's Missionary Union, 2003.

Background

Bowers, Martha Vassar was born on June 27, 1930 in Bowersville, Georgia, United States. Daughter of John Richard and Clara Shiflet Vassar.

Education

AB, Georgia State College for Women, 1951.

Career

Teacher mathematics high school, Elberton, Georgia, 1951—1952, Summerville, 1952—1953. Teacher mathematics junior high school Louisville, 1953—1954. Pianist Bardstown Baptist Church, 1954—1956.

Minister music Mine City Baptist Church, Tennessee, 1956—1963. Children's director Second Baptist Church, Chattanooga, 1963—1967. Missionary to Nigeria Baptist Foreign Mission Board, 1966—1987.

Retired

Minister of music, organist, pianist, teacher, writer, 1967—1985. Director television and radio programs, Nigeria.

Membership

Member Habitat for Humanity, since 1995. Member, director Hebron Baptist associational division Georgia Baptist Woman's Missionary Union, 1986—1992, vice president, 1994—1998. Board directors Hebron Group Home for Children.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, gardening, time with grandchildren, writing family history.

Connections

Married Connie Mack Bowers, June 28, 1952. Children: Richard, Holly B. Welborn, Julie B. Lassiter, Mack.

father:
John Richard

mother:
Clara Shiflet Vassar

spouse:
Connie Mack Bowers

child:
Richard Bowers

child:
Holly B. Welborn Bowers

child:
Julie B. Lassiter Bowers

child:
Mack Bowers