The Rev. J. Barrett Owen (07), a 2010 graduate of the McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University in Atlanta, has been called as pastor of National Heights Baptist Church, Fayetteville. A resident of Atlanta, Owen has most recently served as pastor of Union Baptist Church, Pine Mountain. As a seminary and college student, he also served as youth minister, devotional writer and speaker, and camp and retreat pastor in a variety of national and international settings.
Owen earned his undergraduate degree in Christian leadership from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., where he served as a student life assistant and participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2008, he was certified in premarital counseling by the Georgia Family Council’s Healthy Marriage Initiative.