Our Pastor

Pastor Walt

Senior Pastor

Rev. Walter L. Bowers Jr., Esq., (Pastor Walt) is the Senior Pastor of Chosen City Church. He previously served as the Executive Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, under the leadership of  Senior Pastor, Dr. Leonzo Lynch.  In this role, he assisted the Senior Pastor and the church in achieving its mission by pastoring the congregation at Steele Creek, and overseeing ministry operations. Further, he oversaw Church-wide mission efforts to include international missions. He led mission trips to Haiti, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico .

Pastor Walt is also a managing partner at Wooden Bowers, PLLC. He has a heart for the House of God, helping churches across the state deal with varied legal issues. It is his desire to train and educate the Body of Christ to move in proper spiritual and legal order. 

Pastor Walt is a former Army Captain who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2005 to November 2006.

He is married to the beautiful Tiffany Holloway Bowers and is the proud father of three handsome (triplet) sons: Jonah, Jacob, and Joshua. 

Pastor Walt has many responsibilities, but his passion is telling the world about Jesus!

Dr. Leonzo D. Lynch

Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church

Dr. Leonzo D. Lynch has served as the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Charlotte , NC, since April 1997. Dr. Lynch comes from a lineage of great preachers, the fifth generation in his family. He accepted the call to preach in 1981 and has served as a Pastor since 1984.  Born in Greensboro and raised in Durham, NC,  Dr. Lynch received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke University Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary. He is the former Pastor of Winn Chapel Baptist Church, Mt. Olive, NC, Rock Spring Baptist Church, Creedmoor, NC, Mt. Level Baptist Church, Durham, NC, & Long Branch Baptist Church, Greenville, SC.

A noted national revivalist, speaker and lecturer, Dr. Lynch is currently the President-at-Large of the General Baptist State Convention of NC, Inc. (GBSC).  He is the Chairman of the General Board, member of the Executive Committee. He is the past 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, and past President of the Minister's Council. He is the Vice Chairman of the Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. He is the former 3rd Vice Moderator and Institute Dean of the Mecklenburg General Baptist Association, and an instructor in the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Congress of Christian Education.
He is married to NiCole Williams Lynch.