American Church Group of New York, LLC was established in 2010 by the James O. Bower Insurance Agency, a multi-generational insurance agency with a strong desire to serve churches and related ministries.
James Bower Sr. started as a life insurance salesman in 1963 and quickly became a sales manager before building a book of business in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area. The Bower Insurance Agency was founded in 1980 in the basement of the Bower home when Jim took his personal commitment to church and ministry a step further and began to focus on insuring Christian churches and ministry organizations. In 1983, his son Jim Jr. came on board, and together they became a leading church insurance agency in Pennsylvania.
In 2010, Jim Jr. made the decision to work with American Church Group, LLC, to form American Church Group of New York to extend the family’s focus on insuring Christian churches and ministry organizations into New York.
Today, American Church Group of New York provides more than 600 churches with ministry-specific risk management and loss prevention services, as well as insurance solutions tailored for today’s ministries.