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Our Beliefs

The Quarries Church launched on Easter of 2008 as a multisite ministry of Hyde Park Baptist Church. We continue to be one church in multiple locations. It was God’s vision through our Pastor to reach new people in a new location through the beautiful Quarries Recreation Facility. In the last few years we have seen God bring together a great team of ministers, ministry leaders, and many other volunteers to serve The Quarries Church family. We are excited and expectant for what God has in store for us next as we continue to dream big dreams and do big things for the sake of the mission of Jesus! We hope you will join us.

What We Believe
Our Mission: Engaging Austin to passionately pursue Jesus.

Our Core Values
  • Influence everyone to pursue Jesus
  • Pursue Jesus with others
  • Pursue Jesus through prayer and worship
  • Pursue Jesus through teaching of Scripture
  • Pursue Jesus through generous living

Theme Verse

“You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
1 Peter 2:5 (ESV)

Ministerial Team

Dr. J. Kie Bowman

Lead Pastor

I have served as Senior Pastor since joining the Hyde Park Baptist Church staff in 1997. In this position, I serve as the pastoral leader of all ministries of the church.
I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1956, I accepted Jesus Christ as a teenager in Alaska. I hold a Doctor of Ministry degree in New Testament Interpretation from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, where I also received a Master of Divinity degree. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Religion from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
In 1981, Tina and I married. We have three children: Amanda, who works in advertising in New York; Laura, who works in public relations in Austin; and Joseph, who works in film and graphics in Austin.
Personal Testimony
I received Christ at First Baptist Church of Fairbanks, Alaska as a teenager. At the same time the Jesus Movement broke out among the hippies at my school, and I watched students transformed from the drug culture to the “Jesus Freaks” of the early 1970’s. Even though I had trusted Christ, I wandered away from that commitment during my high school years; but I could not ignore two things. First, the consistent witness of my Christian parents and their obvious happiness in life was a huge witness to me. Second, those born again hippies from the Jesus Movement impressed me because of their bold, evangelistic witness in our school, their commitment to prayer and Bible study, and their joy in the Lord. When I was 19, the Holy Spirit began to convict me of my sin and while sitting in a room full of unsaved friends, unnoticed by anyone, I prayerfully recommitted my life to Christ. In that instant, God transformed my life and I have never looked back, and I have never been the same.


If you are new to The Quarries Church or have been attending for some time and are ready to take your next steps, then join us at our next Discovery Event! We will share with you important information about who we are, what we believe, and a few of the things we do as a church to encourage and empower you to become a fully devoted follower of Christ. Our next Discovery is (TBA), after the 9:30am service. We will have a meal and you will have the opportunity to ask our team any questions you have about our church. To RSVP Email us with a count of how many are with you.

QC 101

New Members Class: Through this one-time, one-hour seminar you will learn the mission-vision, core values, and discipleship strategy of The Quarries Church. You will also learn a little more about next steps and the leadership process. This will be a time for you to ask any questions you have and meet our QC Team. E-mail us to RSVP to the next event (TBD) in the Community Cafe at the HP High School Library.


We are always in need of volunteers!  Below you will find various opportunities for service at The Quarries Church.  There are many different places to serve, from playing with children on Sunday morning to helping organize ministry events throughout the year.  Please don't hesitate to inquire if you would like more information on any of the opportunities.


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