Mac Owen is the Celebrate Recovery National Director. Mary, his wife of 40 years, is the Celebrate Recovery National Director Training Coach. They have been working together in recovery for 30 years. They have shared their testimony to thousands of people globally in churches, Celebrate Recovery seminars and meetings, mission trip, rehabs, prisons, and festivals. They are sought-after speakers since sharing their testimony in 2008 at Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA to 3,600 leaders from around the world.
Mary Owen was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana. Mary’s father, the late Alton Howard, was an entrepreneur who in 1946 founded Howard Bros. Jewelers. In 1959, he opened Howard Bros. Discount Stores. In 1969, he started Howard Publishing Co. Their home was also the publishing warehouse. Mary, as a teen, answered the phone to take orders, typed the invoices & would ship cases of books daily after school. Mary transcribed her father’s writings for twenty years. In 2006, they sold Howard Publishing to Simon & Schuster.
Mac Owen was a military child who moved to Monroe, Louisiana during high school. He opened M&M Millworks (cabinet shop) in 1984 and sold his business in 2012 to work full time in ministry. In 1991, both Mac & Mary attended seminary for two years & graduated from White’s Ferry Road School of Biblical Studies. Mac was ordained as an elder at White’s Ferry Road Church in 1995 and served until they moved to Colorado in 2012. Today, Mac is a pastor at Impact Christian Church in Woodland Park, Colorado.
They have been married since 1976 and have three children and ten grandchildren. In 2012 they decided to sell their home in West Monroe, Louisiana to move to the mountains. Their Louisiana home has been transformed into a recovery house for addicts under the ministry, www.Awaken 514.com.
Their testimony is on the Celebrate Recovery Testimonies To Go, Vol. 7-8 DVD. It is also highlighted in the CR books Celebrate Recovery Leader’s Guide (updated version) and Your First Step To Celebrate Recovery published January, 2013. Mac also co-authored, Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotionals with John Baker and Johnny Baker. All are available at saddlebackresources.com.
Mac and Mary wrote their amazing story of God’s miraculous work in their lives, “Never Let Go”. Click on the order tab on this website. Also available on pastors.com (click on Celebrate Recovery & then Books. And available on Amazon.