Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr. is a native Washingtonian and a product of the D.C. Public School System. He received a Master of Arts degree in English from Howard University, and he also received his Master of Divinity degree and Doctoral of Ministry Degree from their School of Divinity.
He is the Senior Pastor of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church and the Presiding Prelate of the Mt. Calvary Holy Church of America, Inc. Bishop Owens has served as the Dean of the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops since the year 2000, Bishop Owens, on August 20, 2009, was also elevated to the esteemed position of Archbishop of the Joint College.
Under the pastorate of Bishop Owens, an alcohol/drug abuse program has been established, which has been named Calvary’s Alternative to Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CATAADA HOUSE), the church also operates both a food and clothing bank, Calvary Christian Academy, which educates children from infants to the eighth grade, an HIV/AIDS Ministry, an employment service, a prison ministry, and several other outreach and social service ministries.
Archbishop Owens shares the pastorate of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church with his wife, Co-Pastor Susie Carol Thomas Owens, to whom he has been married since 1972. He attributes much of his success to his wife and his sainted mother, Susie Elizabeth Crowder Owens.
He and his wife have been responsible for the care and nurture of 18 foster sons and daughters who have shared in their home, and they are the natural parents of Alfred Thomas and Kristel Moneek. They also have seven grandsons and one granddaughter: Nathan, Darian, Nicholas, William, Kaiden, Kiyson, Karter and Keiress.