OWENS, Carol. b. El Reno, Oklahoma, 30 October 1931. She was educated at San Jose State College in California. Her husband Jimmy* (they married in 1954) was a jazz band arranger who directed music in several churches in southern California. Beginning in the ‘Jesus Movement’ (see Christian popular music, USA*), the Owens were active in writing contemporary Christian musicals, performing and recording in various places in California, and doing musical missions for the Church of the Way in Los Angeles, pastored by Jack Hayford*.
In 1991 the Owens established in Singapore the School of Music Ministries, International (SMM) which for two decades sponsored training events world-wide centered on...
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