Our Pastor2018-08-23T20:35:27+00:00


Dr. Andre’ H. Owens is the Senior Minister of the St. Phillips Baptist Church, Washington, DC where he has been since 1977. A native of Washington, DC, Dr. Owens retired after 31 years as a teacher, counselor, Vice Principal, and Principal in the DC Public School System. His next employment soon followed and after 10 years, he retired as a Music Supervisor Specialist for the Prince Georges Public School System, 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 School of Divinity, all in Washington, DC.

He has been married to 1st Lady Deaconess Francine E. Owens for 54 years. They are the proud parents of two daughters, two sons-in-law, grandparents of five, and great-grandparents of 4.

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:

Currently, Department Coordinator 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

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

  • Currently, member of the local Baptist Minister’s Conference, DC, and Vicinity
  • Currently, member of the Wednesday Clergy Fellowship, Washington, DC and Vicinity
  • Former General Secretary, National Baptist State Convention
  • Past Chaplain, DC Federation of Civic Associations

Listed in “Who’s Who Among Prominent African American 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 the first DC Chapter, Black Clergy HIV/AIDS Team, 2009