Husband, Father, Pastor, preacher, AND AuthoR
A highly sought after preacher and author, Pastor E. Chip Owens helps people transform into the highest version of themselves. He draws from his extensive and varied experience as a husband, father, preacher, author and musician to lift and empower his audiences so that they can go on to spread light throughout the world.
A native of Decatur, Alabama, Pastor Owens accepted the divine call to ministry at the tender age of 15, following in the footsteps of his parents and grandfather. Over the last 15 years, he’s served in numerous churches throughout the United States, holding a variety of principal roles including Pastor, Minister of Music and Worship Arts and Executive Pastor.
As the Senior Pastor of Richard’s Chapel UMC in Covington, Georgia, Pastor Owens oversaw a complete rejuvenation and modernization of the church. Under his direction, Richard’s Chapel increased their worship attendance and achieved their goal of apportionment giving for the first time in over five years.
Pastor Owens holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Entertainment Media Production from the University of North Alabama and a Master’s Degree in Divinity from the Gammon Theological Seminary on the historic campus of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The ITC is world renowned for its work in finding faith-based solutions to the challenges confronting the African American community. Pastor Owens will be pursuing Doctoral degrees in both Sociology and Ministry in the near future.
A prolific and accomplished writer, Pastor Owens published his first book, 21 Days of Worship: A Devotional for the Worshiper in You, in 2012 to outstanding reviews. He is also a contributing writer for Covington News, covering the delicate issues surrounding faith and family in the modern world.
Pastor Owens’ many life passions include God, family, preaching and music. He is the proud husband of one beautiful and equally anointed wife, Pastor Lillian Kotey Owens, and the Father of two sons and one beautiful daughter. He firmly believes that God has blessed him so that he may bless others. He lives by this creed: "A man who focuses on his past to move toward his future is bound to stumble, but a man who appreciates his past and focuses on his future will succeed."