Dr. Antwion Yowe

Senior Pastor

Dr. Antwion Yowe is a native of Cordele, GA and is married to the lovely Benita Yevette Yowe.  He is the father of six (Devin, Jeffery, William, Nardica, Vascorey, and Christopher).

Pastor Antwion Yowe accepted the call to preach the gospel in 1998 and was ordained later in the same year by Rev. Joseph Howard III and the Beulahland Baptist Church family in Cordele, GA.  His initial role in ministry was Youth Pastor at Beulahland Baptist Church, in Cordele, GA and Assistant Pastor of New Birth Baptist Church, in Cordele Georgia.

In December 2000, at the age of 24, Pastor Yowe accepted the call to pastor Greater Friendship Baptist Church, Oakfield, GA.  Pastor Yowe was blessed to pastor Greater Friendship until he was called by Reedy River Missionary Baptist Church, Mauldin, SC. He has pastored the Historical Reedy River Baptist Church Since 2010. Reedy River Baptist Church has seen tremendous growth during his tenure as Under Sheppard.

In 2001 he implemented Yowe Ministries, to assist in the shaping of leadership and educational opportunities of God’s leaders and pastors. Pastor Yowe has a dynamic itinerant preaching ministry that extends across the country. He has been described as one of the most humble young preachers in his area and is well-known and sought after for his anointed, practical, relevant and sound proclamation of God’s Word.

Pastor Yowe is known among his colleagues as a friend.  Pastor Yowe is motivated by his love for people, his love for preaching and his love for ministry. He solely believes that only the proclamation of God’s word can prick hearts, save souls, and change the community. This is seen by his mission for Yowe Ministries, “Surrender, Shape and Serve.”

Pastor Yowe began his collegiate career at The Albany State University inAlbany, GA in the fall of 1996, where he was a member of the Albany State University Golden Rams Baseball team.  Currently Pastor Yowe holds two Masters’ degrees a Masters of Christian Education and a Masters of Arts in Religion from Liberty University.  Pastor Yowe is also currently a 2013 candidate for Graduation with a Doctorate of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio. Pastor Yowe has also secured training units in Anger Management, Group and Family Counselling, Conflict Management, Church Administration, and Youth Gang Prevention.

Of all the characteristic-traits demonstrated by Pastor Yowe, none is more outstanding than his ability to explain the truths in Scripture and bring forth the truths of God’s Word and how it should be applied to one’s daily life.

Pastor Yowe is active member of Greenville South Carolina’s Mu Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.


Mrs. Benita Yowe

First Lady of Reedy River Missionary Baptist Church

Benita Yevette Yowe, is a native of Cordele, Georgia and the wife of Reverend Antwion Yowe. They have six beautiful children (Christopher, Vascorey, Devin, Nardica, Jeffery, and William).

Mrs. Yowe is a graduate of Albany State University, Georgia Southern University, and Valdosta State University.

She has been in the educational field for more than 18 years.  She is a past elementary school teacher with the Camden County and Crisp County School Systems. She joined the Albany Technical College family in July of 2007as an instructor in the Early Childhood Care and Education Department and continues to serve as an adjunct faculty member.   In August of 2012, Mrs. Yowe became a full time instructor in the Early Childhood Education Department of Spartanburg Community College.

As the 1st Lady of the Reedy River Missionary Baptist Church, she serves in an active role in the Christian Education Department. Her passion for teaching has afforded her many opportunities to share her gift. Sister Yowe has served as a trainer and teacher in Sunday School, Bible Study, and in Christian Education. In 2012, she played an active role in the organization and implementation of the Reedy River Summer Camp.

As a wife, mother, and sister, it is her desire to serve as a Proverbs 31 woman. Her ultimate goal is to be a mentor by consciously being a woman of noble character. In her role as Pastor’s wife, Sister Yowe wants everyone to know her as a virtuous and humble woman who is willing and available to serve.

Erica Patton

Church Secretary