Kelly Bowling! Now available for your Ladies Conferences, Youth Events, Seminars or Congregational Events!
At the early age of 17, Kelly Bowling started to see that dreams really can come true. She, along with her family, the award winning Crabb Family, left their rural Kentucky home. They loaded their belongings on a bus and learned to laugh, cry, celebrate, and mend life's pain with God and music. Within just a few years, this ministry would take Kelly around the world, even though the stages got larger, the message was the same. That commitment, that she readily accepted as a teenager was solidly in place. Her teenage years would be spent serving and sharing!
This blended family was one-of-a-kind in gospel music, and was even more proof to Kelly that God can take the heartaches of life and use them for His glory. Bottom line, Kelly knew that brokenness was something that everyone could relate to. Through it all, she continued to serve Him!
On a cold February night in 1996, the Crabb Family was a last minute add to a concert in Boaz, Alabama. This is the night that changed Kelly's life forever. On that stage she met the love of her life. Mike Bowling was the new lead singer for the Perrys, and immediately stole Kelly's attention and love. Mike is often referred to as a great singer, Kelly refers to him as a great man who happens to be an amazing singer. The two married almost three years later, and now are blessed with three daughters, Hope, Katelanne, and Gracie. They will soon celebrate fifteen years of marriage.
Kelly joined her husband in the formation of The Bowling Family upon the arrival of their third daughter, and the retiring of her family, The Crabb Family in 2006. They saw their faith put to the test on an unforgettable day in July of 2010 when they were involved in an accident while traveling in their tour bus. Due to severe injuries sustained by Mike, Kelly, and daughter Katelanne, they spent the next several months slowly regaining their health and reflecting on how God had amazingly spared all of their lives. Within just a matter of months, it was obvious to Kelly, that what the enemy had tried to destroy her family with, God was going to use for His glory. She has boldly shared the testimony almost every day since the accident. That story that glorifies how God protected them and made provision for them is a must hear! God's hand was all over this family. Kelly's testimony will change you, guaranteed!
Kelly's desire is to encourage others and that there is hope in Christ, in spite of any situation. It is evident as she shares her story from the stage, and speaks into others lives that God is calling her into another aspect of ministry beyond just singing.
As she and Mike raise their three daughters, they are celebrating God's goodness, and His mercy every day! Kelly Bowling is evidence that God is merciful, and can perform miracles. She has walked a faithful walk, and she is faithfully still serving Him.
Many people call her kind, sweet, talented and caring. Having watched this young lady grow up and walk the walk, the thing that stands out to me about Kelly Bowling is she has always been faithful! She has been faithful on the mountain, and faithful in the valley!!
If you have the opportunity to worship with her, go! You WILL be blessed.