Associate Pastor (Children & Families)
Herb Owen was born in Richmond, Virginia where he attended Varina High School. He received the B.A. degree from Bob Jones University with a major in Bible and a minor in New Testament Greek. Then he received his M.A. with a major in Bible. He was ordained to the ministry in 1972.
He has served as children’s pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, Church of the Saviour in Wayne, Pennsylvania in suburban Philadelphia before going to Shades Mountain Independent Church in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was Children’s Pastor for almost six years. During this time he also taught Children’s Ministry courses at Southeastern Bible College. He joined the staff of The Chapel in Akron, Ohio in 2002 as Pastor of Kids ministry. He concluded his ministry at The Chapel December 31, 2008 in order to serve as Children and Family Pastor at Cherrydale.
He is married to the former Marilyn Morrison (the daughter of a pastor) who is a fifth grade teacher. He’s the father of Timothy and Jonathan.
Where were you born?
Writing songs, American (especially Virginia) history
Open-faced grilled cheese sandwich with a Koher Dill pickle, Lays original chips and a Diet Coke
Nature books. I have lots of them.
Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream
Fondest Childhood Memory
My dog, Tina.
Favorite Scripture Verse
3 John, verse 4: "I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth."
"That was awesome!"
If I had a different job I would be . . .
Nobody I knows that I still . . .
love to hit the toy stores (being a children's pastor, I have an excuse).
If I could ask God one questions it would be . . .
When I get close to the end of my life, can I do this one more time? I promise I'll do it better the second time.