International First Lady Evangelist Susie C. Owens, Co-Pastor
International First Lady Evangelist Susie C. Owens is a native Texan and a product of the Boston Public School System. She is a graduate of Bethel Bible Institute, where she earned an Associate of Arts degree in New Testament Studies in 1970. Understanding her call to teach, she pursued the field of education, graduating from Brooks College in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. In May of 1999, she received a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Howard University School of Divinity. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in African American Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.
She has been in the ministry for over forty years during which time she has traveled extensively throughout the United States as well as abroad. Her unique presentation of the gospel has enabled her to minister to many denominations and organizations and as a result she is a much sought after preacher, teacher, leader, and counselor. Moreover, her gift has made room for her, allowing her to minister on national platforms to tens of thousands. It has been her privilege to serve at various retreats, conferences, seminars and services.
God has granted her favor in the secular arena where she has had the honor of serving as Secretary for the Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs in the District of Columbia. She has received numerous awards and citations. Most noteworthy among them, the distinct honor of Mother of the Year for the District of Columbia, an honor bestowed upon her by the American Mothers Association for her outstanding work in the field of parenting.
She is the wife of Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr., D. Min., who is the pastor of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in Washington, D.C. International Frist Lady Evangelist Owens serves alongside her husband in ministry as the Co-Pastor of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church, a progressive, inner-city church with an adult membership of more than 7,000 and the International First Lady of Mt. Calvary Holy Church of America, Inc. She serves as Vice President and an Instructor of the Calvary Bible Institute, an accredited Bible School under Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church. She also serves as a member of the Evangelistic and Trustee Boards of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church and Director of the Women’s Alliance. She is the author of two books Unless Two Agree and Memorable Moments. In her spare time, she enjoys the theater and reading. Finally, she is the proud mother of two children, Alfred Thomas and Kristel Moneek and grandmother of six Nathan, Darian, Nicholas, William, Kaiden, and Kiyson.