Bishop John Young Owens Jr.

November 4, 1939 ~ November 7, 2018 (age 79)


Bishop John Young Owens Jr., 79, departed this life on Wednesday November 7, 2018 in Marion County. He was the father of Renee Davis and Denise Owens. You may visit the family at 1407 Bobby L. Davis Blvd. Marion. He was the pastor of the Deliverance Church For All People, Marion, SC.

Viewing will be Friday November 16, 2018, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm at the Jackson & McGill Funeral Home, Marion.

Viewing also will be Friday November 16, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at The Deliverance Church For All People, Marion .

Funeral services are scheduled to be held at the Greater Highway Church of Christ, Marion Saturday November 17, 2018 at 12:00 noon. He will be laid to rest in the Nazarene Baptist Church Cemetery, Mullins.


Bishop John Owens Jr. was born on November 4, 1939 to the late Young Owens Jr. and Mother Lillian Owens. 

Bishop John Owens Jr. was under the leadership Apostle Autro Skinner, where he served faithfully on the Usher Board in Newark New Jersey.

God called Bishop Owens in the ministry in 1965 and he’s been preaching every since until his health declined. Bishop John Owens Jr. and Evangelist Lottie Owens moved to Florence South Carolina where they opened up their first church on Cheves Street then moved the church to Dragon Street, Florence South Carolina. Later Bishop John Owens Jr. and Evangelist Lottie Owens had prayer service in Sis. Mabelle Moody house in Marion, South Carolina, later on Spring Street, Georgetown Street and Godbolt Street, Marion South Carolina. September 25, 1989 God called Evangelist Lottie Owens home, feeling the hurt of this great lost Bishop Owens carried the legacy on. Evangelist Lottie Owens has been greatly missed.

God gave Bishop John Owens Jr. the vision, the blue print to build The New Greater Deliverance Church For All People. Bishop was on the radio station WJAY for many years and on TV for many years. The ministry of Bishop John Owens Jr. had and still have a great impact on a lot of people lives. Whenever you needed Bishop Owens he was there always a phone call away. You could call Bishop Owens any time of day, he would say “ I am going to pray right now”. Bishop Owens had a compassion for souls. His saying “Hello Walls” or ‘ Y’all  don’t hear me”. Bishop Owens was a true, real man of God. He didn’t mine preaching. He said “ I don’t need know microphone, it’s in my voice, Y’all don’t hear me, Hello Walls”. He didn’t care how many people was there, he would preach as if he had a million people there. He loved preaching and living Holy.

Bishop Owens health declined, he moved in with his daughter Renee’, she faithfully took care of him, along with Roger Maple and his grandchildren.

Bishop John Owens Jr. transitioned his life on Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 3:30 pm. “Well Done” come on home, I know you tired, your work is finished down here, it’s time to transition over from all of heartbroken, pain and suffering “Well Done” my good and faithful servant.

Bishop Owens was preceded in death by his parents Young Owens Jr. and Lillian Owens, wife Evangelist Lottie Owens, son Terry Douglas, mother-in-law Frances Douglas, siblings; Willie Owens, Geneva Owens, Mattie Owens, Hazel Owens, Hattie Mae Williams, great grands Faithful Owens and DeQuan Owens.

Bishop John Owens Jr. leaves to carry his torch his daughters, Renee’ Davis of Marion South Carolina and Denise Owens of Darlington, South Carolina, eight grand children, thirteen great grand children, daughter -in-law; Delphine Douglas, special cousins Randy and Ruth Reaves, a host of nieces, nephews, god-sons, god-daughters, his church family whom he was dedicated to and love so much.


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