On September 8th, 2013, The Curtis Report will be joined by special guest Reverend Bill Owens from 5:00pm to 6:00pm on KLIF 570AM. Rev. Owens, President and Founder of The Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP), will join the show to discuss his organizations current goals including protecting the protection of marriage between a man and a woman.
Rev. Owens will join the show to also discuss his many core values based around choices in education, the sanctity of life, and the free expression of life, as well as to discuss how he and his organization plan to protect and spread these core values not only to citizens but to the politicians who’s choices effect our country.
Remember to listen in on Sunday, September 8th, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm CST on KLIF 570AM.
Here is a brief bio on Rev. Bill Owens:
Reverend William Owens is a native of Memphis, Tennessee where he lives with his wife Deborah who serves as the executive director. Rev. Owens is a graduate of Tennessee State University where he received a degree in Education. He taught at elementary schools in Memphis and Nashville. He later moved to Los Angeles to continue his career in education. Soon, however, his relentless drive and entrepreneurial skills led him to leave the classroom and enter the ministry and business fields.
Reverend Owens has always been a pioneer. He was the first African American to own a used car dealership in Memphis and later the first Black in management at a major Chevrolet assembly plant in Van Nuys, California. While in Los Angeles, he pastored a church and worked in the real estate business buying and selling high-end real estate to investors. He was also a founding partner in the Robert Kennedy Hospital in L.A.
As a result, he entered Oral Roberts University (ORU) to study theology and counseling. It was at ORU that he began a nonprofit organization to help African American students gain entrance to ORU. Because of his commitment to helping young people, he was responsible for increasing the African American enrollment from 5 percent to 22.5 percent in four years. In addition, he raised more than two million dollars in scholarships for deserving inner city students. The goals of this program were met and Reverend Owens returned to the West Coast.
In 2001, Reverend Owens decided that he wanted to return to his roots and give back to the community where he grew up. In an effort to understand the plight of the educational system, he returned to college to earn a Master of Education degree. He received his degree from Christian Brothers University on May 14, 2004 and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education.
He is president and founder of Coalition of African American Pastors an organization (CAAP) whose goal is to promote and support the Christ-centered values. Reverend Owens believes that same-sex marriage is one of the most crucial moral and political issues we are facing and is calling African American pastors around the country to answer the call by supporting traditional marriage.
Reverend Owens travels extensively speaking about his core values: choices in education, the sanctity of life, the protection of marriage, and the free expression of faith. He also serves as a consultant to many political campaigns, candidates and organizations.
Rev. Owens has been a guest on many national talk shows and most recently was a guest on Fox’s Megyn Kelly, Neil Cavuto, Lou Dobbs, and CNN’s Carol Costello. In addition, he has been featured in numerous local and national publications.