"I Want To Be Ready",Matt.24:36-51 Pastor Dr. Andre H. Owens

Saint Phillips Baptist Church,(Wash.D.C.)

North Capitol & Streets, N.E.202-789-0840

Dr. Andre' H. Owens is the Senior Minister of the St. Phillips Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. where he has been since 1977. A native Washingtonian, Dr. Owens retired after 31 years as a teacher, counselor, Vice Principal in the D.C. Public School System. He next employment soon followed and after ten years, he recently retired as a Music Supervisor Specialist for the Prince Georges Public Schools, Maryland. He has earned degrees from Howard University and a Doctorate from the University of Maryland. Advanced graduate-level studies have been completed at American University, Trinity College, and Howard University and a Doctorate from the University School of Divinity, all in Washington, D.C.

A preacher who is in frequent demand, Dr. Owens has taught Christian Education classes throughout the nation and Southeast Asia. Among numerous positions he holds includes:

. Department Administrator for the Theology Division, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. where he establishes policy and procedures for the National Study of Christian Theology.

. Past President, National Baptist Congress of Christian Education Faculty, an Auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. with more than 580 members.

. Board Member, National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, NBC, USA, Inc.

. Former General Secretary, National Baptist State Convention

. Past, Chaplain, D.C. Federation of Civic Associations

. Listed in "Who's Who Among Prominent African Urban Ministers"

. The first black male appointed as Orchestra Supervisor for Middle Schools in Prince George's County by the Music Educator's National Conference, 2005.

. Appointed to the first D.C. Chapter, Black Clergy HIV/AIDS Awareness Team, 2009

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