Rev. Thomas L. Bowen is a Senior Advisor for Public Engagement where he leads the White House’s faith engagement. Previously, he served as the Director of African American Strategic Engagement in the Executive Office of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and held dual roles as the Director of both the Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs and the Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs, earning him the title of “DC’s Pastor.”

An ordained Baptist minister, Rev. Bowen is the Earl L. Harrison Minister of Social Justice at Shiloh Baptist Church (Washington, DC) where he has dedicated his service since 2002. His extensive experience includes pivotal roles such as Senior Religious Advocate for the Children’s Defense Fund and Senior Field Organizer for its Black Community Crusade for Children.

Rev. Bowen is a graduate of Morehouse College where he was a Ford Foundation Scholar and served as President of the NAACP. He studied for the ministry at The Divinity School, University of Chicago.

Originating from Lorain County, Ohio, Rev. Bowen has embraced Washington, DC, as his home for over two decades, currently residing in the historic Trinidad neighborhood in Northeast.

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