Lowery was a three-sport standout at Bibb County High School in Centreville, Ala., and was a Class 5A all-state selection in 1990. As a senior, he threw for more than 2,400 yards and 15 touchdowns, and still holds school records for single-season passing yardage and touchdowns.
After attending the University of North Alabama and playing quarterback, Lowery was called to enter into ministry. He graduated from the Andersonville Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and a Master’s degree in Theology in 1995. Lowery has spent the past 18 years on staff at New Prospect Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg, where he is currently the senior pastor. He resides in Leoma with wife Jill and sons Mark, Luke and Jon.