United for Christ Church Inc. is a Full Gospel Christian Ministry designed to meet the needs of the "Whole" man. The church was founded by Pastor Deryl Bowick and her husband Elder Wade Charles Bowick in November 1991. The ministry incorporated in December 1991 as United for Christ Church, Inc. The central goal of this church is simple... that men, women, boys, and girls will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. United For Christ Church, Inc. began at Campus Hills Recreation Center in Durham, N.C. using the small arts & crafts room. In less than a year United For Christ Church, Inc. grew to the extent that the church relocated to East End Park Recreational Center. In November 1992 United For Christ Church, Inc. relocated again to 1607 Avondale Drive. We relocated to the building at 1606 Liberty Street as of October 31, 1996, and as of Fall 2007, we have been in our current sanctuary at 2228 Roxboro Street.
Bishop Deryl Bowick is the Senior Pastor of The United for Christ Church, Inc in Durham, NC. Bishop Bowick was born in Brooklyn New York and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Bishop Deryl Bowick is married to Elder Wade Charles Bowick, also of Queens, New York. In August of 1982, Wade and Deryl Bowick moved to Durham, NC, where they continue to reside with their four children; Alfred, Dennell, Kevin and Dionne, and their grandchildren.
The Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church under Pastor James E. Daniel, licensed Deryl Bowick to preach the Gospel on July 5, 1987. She was subsequently ordained by the Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel Association of Chapel Hill, NC under the leadership of Pastor Robert McMillan on October 15, 1988. On November 20, 1991, Deryl Bowick founded and began her pastorate of the United For Christ Church, Inc. On November 17, 1996, Deryl Bowick was consecrated as Bishop during a ceremony attended and celebrated by a host of her peers from the Triangle area. Bishop Deryl received her diploma in Biblical studies from the Grace Bible College in Cary, North Carolina in 1991. She completed the Maranatha Christian College two year associate degree program and continually seeks ongoing biblical instruction. An honorary Doctorate of Theology was conferred upon Bishop Bowick on July 20, 2003 by the Victory International College of Theology. On December 4, 2004, Bishop Bowick won the Cathy Hughes Business Award presented at the Lamplighter Award Ceremony for her exemplary service as proprietor of the Ark Restaurant, Durham, NC.
Bishop Bowick is a fiery and dynamic, yet compassionate orator and teacher of the Word of God. She consistently preaches and lives a message and lifestyle of holiness. She has been invited to preach through the United States; Mid-West, North and South. She is well known for her "tell it like it really is" preaching style. Bishop Bowick is an accomplished singer; her unique vocalism in Gospel music ministry has been recorded and broadcast; appreciated both locally and nationally. Her recording of the song, "Fountain of Blood" (1990) still remains a favorite request when she is traveling. Bishop Bowick also had the pleasure of opening for Bishop Daryl Coley, while he was in concert in the Durham area.
Her most recent CD, "He worked it Out—the Live Experience" featuring Melvin Williams of the famous Williams Brothers, was recorded along with the UFCC Crusade Chorale.
Bishop Bowick's favorite verse of scripture is Ephesians 6:17 "the sword of the Spirit -- which is the Word of God". Her favorite motto is "Don't get mad - get Delivered". The main focus and vision of both Wade and Deryl Bowick is to -- TAKING THE WORLD FOR CHRIST -- ONE PRAYER AT A TIME!!!