THE BISHOP CHRISTOPHER C. OWENS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

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You are witnessing an older and younger version of the late Bishop Christopher C. Owens.  He was an anointed visionary, full of wisdom, very intelligent, and was styled as a man after God's own heart.  He is considered to be one of the prestigous patriarchs of the Church Of God In Christ, Inc.  

The late Bishop Christopher C. Owens was also the Founder and Pastor of the Emanuel Church Of God In Christ and the President and Founder of the Religious Workers Guild of the Churches of God in Christ, Inc.  He dedicated his life honoring, encouraging, and ministering to humanity.

This Web Site is a scrapbook oriented  site which not only serves as a memorial to the Late Bishop Christopher C. Owens, but also as a conduit or channel to reflect the prestigious patriarchs and matriarchs of the Church of God in Christ, Inc.; this site also demonstrates these Kingdom worker's passion and how thier courageous faith and vanguard leadership impacted the widespread growth of this grand denomination - The Church Of God In Christ.  

Pictured above:  Far Left - we see Blshop Charles Harrison Mason,
who was the Founder of The Church of God in Christ Inc. in 1907
and was designated as the Chief Apostle or Senior Bishop of this organization.  To his immediate right (Front and Center),
we see the Late Bishop Christopher C. Owens
who was appointed by Bishop Mason to
be the National President of the Religious Workers Guild, Inc.
during the General Assembly Board Meeting of the
Churches of God in Christ, Inc. in 1959.  
We will release additional information concerning the Guild
on the Religious Workers Guild navigational Page of this Web Site.
 Below you will find a small sampling of recipients who have received Citations and Awards from the Religious Workers
Guild down through the years.

Above:  Right Front: The Late Bishop O. M. Kelly, From New York City

Is Receiving The Bishop Charles Harrison Mason Award 

For His Major Achievements

Above, 2nd From Left:  The Late Bishop W. L. Porter; To The Viewer's Right:  The Late Bishop Christopher C. Owens (President and Founder of The Religious Workers Guild, Inc, in 1957); To The Viewer's Right:  The Late Bishop A. B. McEwen from Memphis, TN:  To His Right:  The Recipient of the Charles Harrison Mason Award:  The Late Bishop Louis Henry Ford from Chicago, IL.

Pictured Above:  The Late Bishop Louis Henry Ford of Chicago, IL was receiving The Bishop Charles Harrison Mason Award, which was the highest award offered by the Church of God in Christ, Inc., for his numerous accomplishments across the world.  He expressed that this was his most honored possession.  

Pictured Above:  The Late Bishop Chandler David Owens was the recipient of the prestigious Charles Harrison Mason Award

Below:  Dr. Mattie Moss Clark is presented with a Citation of Commendation

from the Religious Workers Guild for her dedicated

and professional service to the Church  of God in Christ

as National Minister of Music

ABOVE:  BISHOP C. C. OWENS CELEBRATING CHANGE WITH BISHOP BONNER OF 
AURORA, IL ON HIS RIGHT, FLANKED BY THE LATE BISHOP GILBERT 
EARL PATTERSON, A FORMER PRELATE OF THE COGIC, INC.
FROM MEMPHIS, TN ON HIS LEFT.
BELOW, BISHOP OWENS IS CELEBRATING WITH GUESTS AND
RELIGIOUS WORKERS GUILD STAFF MEMBERS
DURING IT'S ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET HELD DURING
THE NATIONAL HOLY CONVOCATIONS IN MEMPHIS, TN YEARLY
Below, COGIC Patriasrchs -  Left To Right:  Bishop Nesbitt, Bishop J. O. Patterson, Sr.,
A Former Prelate Of The COGIC, Dr. Christopher C. Owens,
National President Of The Religious Wokers Guild, Inc., Of The COGIC,
Senior Bishop O. T. Jones Of The COGIC, And Bishop Louis Henry Ford, Also A Former
Prelate Of The COGIC
Bishop C. C. Owens
was always purpose
driven - whether
it was honoring
Rev. Jesse Jackson
with the C. H. Mason
Award for freeing 
prisoners from Korsovo,
or celebrating with
Dick Gregory or
Prelates of the COGIC,
or local Chicago
preachers, or leisurely
conversing with
Bishop C. H. Mason,
Bishop C. D. Owens,
Bishop Phillip Brooks,
Bishop G. Patterson, or 
being baptized in the
Jordan River, or simply
waving from a camel in
Jerusalem! 
Above:  We see reflections of Bishop Christopher C. Owens being baptized in 
the chilly Jordan River in the Holy Land by Jerry Rose and his assistant
 from TV channel 38 in Chicago, Illinois.
Below:  We see Bishop C. C. Owens riding a camel in the desert of the Holy Land.
Bishop Owens capitalized on his Historic Reflections and subsequently
gained a crown in glory for his rendering of support to his friends,
affiliates, associates and other laborers in God's Harvest; His life
was blessed and full of joy!
Below Bishop Christopher C. Owens, A Blessed Man
After God's On Heart!  Predestined To Do Great Things For God's Kingdom! 
Below Left To Right:  Bishop Charles Harrison Mason,
Founder And Chief Apostle Of The COGIC;
Bidshop Wiley, And Dr. Christopher C. Owens
Bishop Christopher C. Owens believed that history had shape, order
and meaning.  He also believed that exceptional men, as much as
economic force, have always produced change; and that abstractions
like beauty, nobility and greatness have a shifting, but continuing nobility.
Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not
make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but circumstances
directly found, given, transmitted, with much of God's intervention, from the past.
It has been said that only strong personalities can endure history,
and the weak ones are extinguished by it.  History is the activity
of men in pursuit of their ends.
Historic reflections have revealed that the Late Bishop  Christopher C. Owens
was always a visionary dedicated to pursuing his God given destiny;
always striving to stay on top of the situation regardless of the task, whether
it was civic, political, religious, spiritual, or merely an opportunity
to celebrate excellence and positive change with friends.
Below, He Is Seen Making History Happen And Celebrating With Friends:
Bishop Christopher C. Owens
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Countess, Shirley And
Christine Owens