Pastor Owens

Pastor John E. Owens, II is the founding pastor of Christian Temple Worship Center.

He was born to Pastor John Owens I and to Mrs. Ruthie Owens in Chicago, IL. His parents raised him in the church and prayed that God would use him. He received Christ at the age of 14 years old. He served as an usher, choir member, Sunday School teacher, and youth leader at the Greater Mt. Zion Church. He received the call to preaching ministry at the age of 17. He actively proclaimed the gospel via street ministry, prison ministry, evangelistic campaigns, school gatherings, and at churches across the country.

He received his first ministerial license from the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. (P.C.A.F.) and later received his ordination and district elder credentials from the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc (P.A.W.). He served in various capacities with the Illinois State Youth Auxiliary (P.C.A.F.). He labored as State Director of Evangelism for several years. He also worked along with his father as assistant pastor before relocating to Dallas to establish a new church in October of 1987.

He earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Theology from Aenon Bible College. He attended DePaul University in Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Religious Education from Dallas Christian College. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas.

He is married to Rochelle L. Owens. They have five children: Michael, Myron, Angela, Andrea, and Marcus. They also have eight grandchildren: Dreylin, Dreseyon, LaDaejah, Deion, Deshon, Myriana, Erick, and Alyssa.