Dr. 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. In June of 2013, she received her doctoral degree in African American Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.
Her unique presentation of the gospel has enabled her to minister to many denominations, organizations and institutions and as a result she is a much sought after preacher, teacher, leader, coach and counselor. It has been her privilege to serve at countless retreats, conferences, seminars, services, symposiums, conventions, political platforms and more.
Dr. Owens’s innate ability to deliver the word of truth, her passionate and intentional posture of prayer and her footing on the cutting edge of ministry has opened numerous doors and placed her on diverse platforms, such as the Top 10 Gospel Billboard, featuring two of her CDs entitled Prayers from the Heart Vol. 1 Faith and Vol. 2 Healing the Land. She is the Radio Talk Show Host of the new Christian lifestyle show “Say SO with Dr. Susie C. Owens,” which can be heard LIVE in the metro DC area as well as online at praisedc.com Sundays at 7am EST. In addition, she hosts an online Christian lifestyle series twice a month on Facebook Live entitled “Let’s Go Live with Dr. Susie C. Owens.”
She is the wife of Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr., D. Min., who is the pastor of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in Washington, DC; a progressive, inner-city church with an adult membership of more than 7,000. Dr. Owens serves alongside her husband in ministry as the Co-Pastor and as the International First Lady of Mt. Calvary Holy Church of America, Inc.
She is the author of three books; Unless Two Agree, Memorable Moments and Soaring Above The Ceiling. 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 seven grandsons Nathan, Darian, Nicholas, William, Kaiden, Kiyson, Karter and one granddaughter Keiress.