Dr. Edward L. Owens is the son of Pastor Leo and the late Ella Owens of Hillsboro, Alabama. He is the fourth of his six siblings. He is married to his college sweetheart, Dr. Claudette Owens and he lovingly enjoys calling her the jelly on his biscuit. He is the proud father of three sons and a lovely daughter-in-law, Jeremy "Jae", Edward "Chip" (Lillian) and Arri "A.J." He also has three grandchildren, Josiah, David and Zarya. They are the apple of his eye.
As Pastor of the Shiloh Fellowship, Pastor Owens is leading the church in the vision the Lord has given him for the congregation. He enjoys the support of a dedicated pastoral, ministerial, leadership and support staff. In addition, the congregation has overwhelmingly responded to the Holy Spirit through the Pastor's teaching and preaching and has experienced tremendous spiritual growth. Sunday School, Bible Class, and Prayer Services are highly attended.
Dr. Owens is known by his Congregation as the “Theologian” Preacher. He believes in preaching and teaching the Word in its Biblical, Cultural, and Geographical setting and context as well as making life applications of how the Word applies to your life today. Dr. Owens is an avid reader and has a love for music. He is a very accomplished organist and has served as musician for several community affiliations and churches. After his salvation experience and walk with Christ, Pastor Owens considers his family his greatest accomplishment.
Dr. Owens is a product of the Decatur City School System, a graduate of Austin High School. He furthered his education at Alabama A&M University receiving a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a Masters’ in Business Administration. He furthered his religious education at Heritage Bible College with a Masters’ in Biblical Studies and a Masters’ in Divinity. He completed his doctoral work at Andersonville Theological Seminary with a Doctorate in Ministry.
Dr. Owens' philosophy of life is, to be an instrument of the Lord in whatever capacity He wants him to be. Being fully committed to his calling, Dr. Owens enjoys his assignment.