Dr. Susie C. Owens

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 and lastly a doctoral degree in African American Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Ca. in June 2013. 

She has been in the ministry for over 40 years, during which time her gift and calling has made room for her to minister on a global platform and travel extensively throughout the United States, as well as abroad. Whether ministering to small gatherings or to tens of thousands, her response to the call mandated over her life is a resounding "yes."

She is the wife of Archbishop Alfred A. Owens Jr., who is the pastor of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in Washington, D.C. - 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 International First Lady of Mt. Calvary Holy Church of America, Inc.