Move-Plant-Build is a division of Bradley Bowen Construction Company dedicated to serving churches and church planters. While working alongside Pastor Joby Martin to launch The Church of Eleven22, the Lord made it clear to Brad that his future included helping church planters create places for worship, discipleship and fellowship. Move-Plant-Build is the result of Brad’s obedience to the Lord’s call.
In early 2011 the leadership of Beach Church decided to launch Pastor Joby Martin and about 1200 regular attenders into Jacksonville as The Church of Eleven22. It was an unprecedented move of God that included such miracles as:
- A denominational church launching a non-denominational church
- A three-year $6 million capital campaign shared between two churches.
- An 18-month long 40,000 square foot renovation project that was planned and completed in a 12-month timeframe.
While planning the Jamaica trip, Pastor Joby Marin found out Brad Bowen had construction experience and decided to put him to work. Over the next three years the church and BBC construction partnered with Pastor Wayne Barclay of Claremont, Jamaica, to build and rebuild various structures including two churches in Claremont and Alderton. With multiple teams, BBC worked with churches to clean and renovate churches, schools and housing projects in and around Monique, Jamaica.
A few years later, BBC built a Medical Center in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica that now serves hundreds of people in the community. The Medical Center was named a “Center of Excellence” by the Jamaican government in 2012.
Brad has also maintained his relationship with Beach Church and has just completed “7North” a community transformation center serving Jacksonville’s Beaches.
The 7North initiative brings together some of the largest and most impactful service organizations in North Florida, focused on meeting and resolving many needs of our neighbors in the community.
How Move-Plant-Build Began
It all started five years ago on a mission trip. After the recession hit the construction industry in 2008-09, Brad Bowen was facing some tough times and ended up seeking the Lord at Beach Church. Beach had just started an 11:22 service with Pastor Joby Martin serving as the teaching pastor. After hearing Pastor Joby preach about short-term mission trips, Brad signed up to go to Jamaica.
While planning the Jamaica trip, Pastor Joby found out Brad had construction experience and decided to put him to work. Over the next three years the church and BBC constructed and launched several churches, schools, and a Medical Center in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica that now serves hundreds of people in the community.
It was this relationship and joint effort in transforming the Jamaican community that united Pastor Joby and Brad Bowen. Two years after the construction of the Jamaican Medical Center, the two men found themselves working to remodel an old Wal-Mart that would become the gathering place for The Church of Eleven22.