Elders (also known in the New Testament as pastors, bishops, or overseers) are responsible for the direction of the work and worship of the church. As shepherds and pastors, they are also responsible for the spiritual safety and development of each member of the congregation. College View has been blessed over the years with good leadership and oversight. Currently, there are three elders at College View.

Mitcheal B. Bowen

John R. Nix

Originally from Ohio, Mitch and Patty Bowen moved to the Shoals a few years ago with his work as a physician. Both areactively involved in teaching and Mitch also serves as one of our song leaders. He was added to our eldership in 2012.


John and his wife, Becci, came to Florence a number of years ago from Montgomery, Alabama. John is a comptroller for a local agricultural chemical company. Both he and Becci have taught Bible classes here and are enjoying life as grandparents.


Randy Little


Randy Little and his family came to Florence in 1991 as he began a cardiology practice here. He and his wife, Beth, have often taught Bible classes at College View. Randy previously served as a deacon before being made an elder in 2012.