Evangelist Elvie Owens is truly blessed and highly favored.
As the widow of Bishop Christopher C. Owens, she is affectionately
reffered to as "Sis. Road Runner" within the
First Jurisdiction of Illinois. Due to the fact that Evangelist O
usually in attendance at most of the events within the D. A. Reed District and the 1st
Jurisdiction of Illinois, she was lovingly given this name by Supt. Harris.
Considering the fact that she is well over a half of a century plus more than 4
decades young, her ability to get around town so graciously with or without her cane,
is a major feat
in and of itself.
Facing many of life's setbacks and vicissitudes, Evangelist Owens has become
familiar with the fact that what Satan meant for bad, God turned it around
for His own glory. God told her to step out of her comfort zone,
throw all caution to the wind and be healed from all manner of diseases!
The Eclipse has passed: her numerous sicknesses, her husband's sudden death
(the late Bishop C. C. Owens), her sudden transition to becomming a widow and
single parent - God is yet blessing her to move
forward in the vinyard as of 2016, because she has been obedient to His voice
and a living flame longing for His presence.
God has chosen this vessel and blessed her with special attributes, especially
with the gifts of spiritual discernment and healing, and has well prepared her
for battle shod with her helmet of salvation and breast plate of
With her spiritual renewal, commitment, and anointing, it is inevitable that she will
assume a major role in demonstrating the miraculous power of God to the
Emanuel membership and community, and subsequently serve as an incentive
for God's people to consecrate themselves and gird up their loins in preparation
for making the transition from just being aware of God's worthiness to
a position of being seized by a driving desire to dive deeper into His presence
and lead others into His manifest glory!