John was born in Colorado and met his wife Cindy (who is from New Jersey) near Chicago, IL. At a mission's conference in Waterman, IL in 1982 they believed God was calling them to the mission field. In 1988 they went to Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, MO, graduating in 1993. John & Cindy Owen stayed in the parsonage at Bible Center Church, Paonia, CO with their three children for 1-1/2 years before going to the mission field in 1994. They served in various ministries in Ecuador, S.A. until Sept. of 2009. In December of 2009 John accepted the call of Bible Center to become the pastor. Their passions are to help couples apply the truths of the Bible to their marriage & family, see young people follow Jesus and encourage all to come to Christ as Savior and grow in Christ likeness. As a couple they love to fish and ride their motorcycle over the winding roads of the Western Slope.