Dr. Celeste Owens is a sought-after international speaker and facilitator whose mission is to equip people to live free and whole through the surrender of spirit, mind, and body. A transformative healer, she uses the word of God and psychological principles to bring others to total wellness.
Dr. Celeste and her husband, Andel co-founded Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries, an international healing ministry and travel the globe sharing the philosophy of surrender. They believe that when God is the center there is nothing one can’t do!
Celeste knows all about surrender and its ability to advance. In 2009, in what she calls an Abraham moment God called her to leave all that she knew -- private practice, public speaking, and ministry leadership. And in an act of radical obedience, she did. From that place of humility and surrender God birthed her first book The 40-Day Surrender Fast, a devotional designed to help the reader develop a more intimate relationship with God.
An accomplished scholar, Celeste holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master of Science in Applied Counseling Psychology from the University of Baltimore and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.
An 8-year Breast Cancer survivor, Celeste has personally experienced the advancing power of surrender. In 2010 she surrendered her diet to God and through the process of fasting adopted a clean-eating lifestyle. In fact, her personal battle with cancer inspired her to become a Certified Natural Health Professional. Now this once self-proclaimed “junk-food-junkie” is thriving post cancer and inspires others to do the same.
Dr. Celeste has graced many pulpits and stages including the First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr. (Upper Marlboro, MD), The Latter Rain Cathedral, Pastor Donald Chisholm, Sr. (Lockport, NY), Victory Grace Center, Dr. Jasmine "Jazz" Sculark (Bladensburg, MD), Word of Life Harvest Church, Bishop Chris Lusweti (Eldoret, Kenya) and presented at many numerous conferences and retreats. She has been featured in Essence and Heart and Soul Magazines, the Washington Post and a television guest on Let’s Pray! She’s also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
God has provided an opportunity for Celeste to meet both the spiritual and physical needs of the poor through her nonprofit organization, Surrender 365, Inc. the mission’s arm of Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries. Surrender 365, Inc. helps people all over the world to develop a deeper relationship with God and experience the liberating power of surrender through the teaching and preaching of God’s word. Surrender 365, Inc. also facilitates the provision of critically-needed goods and services to the poor and needy. Surrender 365, Inc. is a registered business in Kenya (Africa) and the work continues through its ambassador Pastor Anthony Lusichi.
Surrender is what Celeste does. She will continue to encourage others where ever she may go to do God’s Will—His Way—All the Time!