Reverend Justin M Owens
"Making Christlike Disciples in the Nations..."
 

 
Contact Information:


(404) 997-8042
(615) 335-3362

justin@justinowens.us



PERSONAL

INFORMATION:

My ultimate goal is to find a place where God can use the gifts, talents, and skills with which He has blessed me to proclaim Christ.  The need for discipleship within the Church is great, and the need to reach those who don’t know Jesus as personal Savior and Lord is greater.  When asked if I would prefer to be a Senior Pastor or an Associate Pastor of some kind, my only response is this: I would like to proclaim the Good News of Christ to a lost world, to disciple those who have accepted Christ, and to facilitate Kingdom living, regardless of audience or title.

 

I received God’s Call into ministry in a Thursday night service of the General Assembly, 2005.  I was there as a spectator, having never attended a General Assembly before.  Dr. Cunningham was the speaker that evening, and during his sermon on giving all to God, I distinctly heard God tell me, “That is what I want from you.  I want all of you.”  At that moment God entirely sanctified me.  I received my first local license at Brentwood First Church of the Nazarene in 2006.  It was transferred to Nashville First Church of the Nazarene (my family physically moved which made the commute to Brentwood very difficult) in 2007.  I received my first district license through the Tennessee District in 2007.  In 2010 the Georgia District granted a district license and it has been current through the Georgia District since that time.

 

Once transferred to Georgia, Dr. Rogers had me take the Clifton StrengthsFinder test.  The resultant top five strengths, in order, are Learner, Connectedness, Input, Intellection, and Discipline.  Since receiving the Call, I have applied these strengths and served as an interim Pastor, Associate Pastor, Sunday school teacher, praise team leader and member, choir member, small group leader, Caravan leader, youth worker, and audio/visual team member (slide shows in church and running sound).

 

My wife, Tami Cook Owens, is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University, with a BA in Business Administration.  She and I met in 1999 and were married in 2001.  We have two boys, Asher (born in 2005) and Declan (born in 2008).  I cannot say enough good about Tami.  She is a source of strength and encouragement, a Godly wife and mother, and my greatest human supporter.  She grew up on the mission field and is very comfortable with the use of the Spanish language.  Some of her fondest memories are of her childhood in the parsonage.  I am blessed that she has such a rich heritage of holiness.  She is passionate about ministry and routinely participates in or starts a prayer ministry wherever we are worshiping.

 

Personally, when I have the free time to do so, I like to relax in the mountains. I enjoy reading, hiking and camping with my family, and occasionally fly fishing.  I have been interested and active in the Martial Arts (Japanese and Okinawan Karate) throughout my life.  I speak passable Spanish, having studied it in Jr. High and High School, though I am by no means what I would consider fluent.  I also enjoy tinkering with computers and audio equipment as well as spending time working on various wood working projects.  I have also served as a volunteer leader with the Cub Scouts as Pack Chaplain and Cubmaster.    

  


  

MINISTRY

EXPERIENCE

Marietta First Church of the Nazarene

Marietta, GA

(2010 to Present)
 
  • Minister of Lay Development 
  • Praise Team Member
     
Faithpoint Church of the Nazarene
Milledgeville, GA
(2009-2010)
 
  • Interim Pastor 
Nashville First Church of the Nazarene
Nashville, TN
(2007 - Present)
 
  • Adult Sunday School Teacher - Forum Class (approx 50 members in class)
  • Adult Sunday School Substitute Teacher - all classes
  • Preschool Worker - Nursery, Toddlers, Tumblers, Two year olds, and Three year olds
Christ Chapel - a church of the Nazarene
(A New Start church plant of Brentwood
     Church of the Nazarene)
Spring Hill, TN
(2003 - 2005)
  • New Start Charter Member
  • Worship Leader
  • Part of Audio/Visual Team for Worship
  • Sunday School Team Teacher - Adults
Brentwood First Church of the Nazarene
Brentwood, TN
(2001 - 2003; 2005 - 2007)
  • Praise Team Member
  • Choir Member
  • Adult Small Group Bible Study Leader
  • Teen Mentor / Sponsor
  • Caravan Leader
  • Part of Audio/Visual Team for Worship
  

       
  

CORPORATE

EXPERIENCE:

Almost all skills translate from the "secular" world to the "sacred" world at some level or another.  I have been a supervisor, manager, and mentor of others.  I have also been supervised, managed, and mentored by others.  While working for the last 18 years in corporate America, I earned many certifications and awards.  While self employed, I was a member of and later-elected President of a Business Networking International chapter.  Most of my work in information technology has been in the healthcare industry, where there is an elevated need for security, confidentiality, and integrity, due to the highly regulated and very personal, sensitive nature of the information managed.   
  

  

EDUCATION,

ACHIEVEMENTS,

& AWARDS:

Nazarene Bible College (January 2007 - Present):

Currently enrolled in the Online Ministry Preparation Program (MPP)
 
Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN (1993 - 1997):
Pursued degree in Music Education with a Bible minor
 
Boy Scouts of America:
Eagle Scout
Arrow of Light
Order of the Arror - Brotherhood
 
Professional IT Certifications:
MCITP - Enterprise Administrator (70-647)
MCTS - Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration (70-640)
MCTS - Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure (70-642)
MCTS - Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure (70-643)
MCTS - Business Desktop Deployment (70-624)
MCTS - Configuring Exchange Server 2007 (70-236)
CompTIA Security+ (2008 Edition)
 
Clearance:
Secret (Inactive)  
  

  

MINISTRY

REFERENCES:

  
Dr. Gary Allen Henecke, Retired Elder
201 Larkton Place
Franklin, TN 37069-8212
(615) 516-1609
 
Rev. G. Dale Benson, Executive Pastor
Grove City Church of the Nazarene
4770 Hoover Road
Grove City, OH 43123
(614) 875-2551
 
Rev. Gerry Carnes, Sr. Pastor
Marietta First Church of the Nazarene
3861 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy SW
Marietta, GA 30064
(678) 370-9292
 
Rev. Rick Moore, Pastor
Killeen First Church of the Nazarene
951 E Stagecoach Rd
Killeen, TX 76542
(254) 634-7676
Dr. L. Alan Thompson, Associate Pastor
Grace Church of the Nazarene
2620 Pennington Bend Road
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-7462
 
Rev. Thomas Cook, Pastor
Jackson First Church of the Nazarene
1523 Highway 16 E
Jackson, GA 30233
(770) 775-3998
Dr. Roy E. Rogers, Superintendent
Georgia District
50 Lincoln Road, Suite B
McDonough, GA 30253
(770) 957-7790
Dr. J. Fred Huff, Superintendent
New Mexico District
P.O. Box 640
Tijeras, NM 80759-0640
(505) 286-5515
 

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