Phil Bowdle

Senior Associate

Phil Bowdle got his start in church as a pastor’s kid making faces at his dad while he preached. Growing up, he had no desire to be involved in ministry. Now there’s nothing he’d rather do than to help churches creatively put Jesus on display. For 18+ years, Phil has been serving in the trenches of creative ministry. Most recently, Phil served at West Ridge Church in Northwest Atlanta as the Creative Arts Pastor overseeing worship, production, video, and communications teams.  Phil recently released a best-selling book “Rethink Communication: A Playbook to Clarify and Communicate Everything In Your Church” that has helped shape the communication strategy for churches all over the world. As a Senior Associate with Slingshot Group, Phil brings his creative and executive level experience in the church to make complex things simple and find clarity in the chaos. He’s passionate about helping churches build remarkable teams that can take advantage of some of the best opportunities we’ve ever had in communicating the gospel. Phil is a coffee snob, long-suffering Cincinnati Bengals fan, and resides in Northwest Atlanta with his wife, Sarah, and their kids Ethan and Ava Joy.