Fr. Alan Bower is a 28-year Navy veteran. He transitioned to the Naval Reserve as a Navy Chaplain the day of his ordination, May 20, 1989. He was recalled to active duty for Desert Shield/Storm (JAN-SEP 1991) and served the Marines at Camp LeJeune, NC. In 1997, his bishop released him for a three (3) year period of active duty during which he served as Command Chaplain of Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Command Chaplain of the USMC landing craft/aircraft carrier USS WASP (LHD-1).
As an Outreach Priest he is able to see the difference Cross Catholic makes in serving the poor. He is inspired and motivated as a priest working with those in need.
An inspiring and compassionate orator, Cross Catholic Outreach is proud to have Father Bower preach on behalf of those we serve — the poorest of the poor.