Reverend Stephen Owens
Stephen Owens began serving as Senior Pastor of Nine Forks in 2014. Being in ministry for over 22 years, he has served in various staff positons and served as Senior Pastor to three other congregations. He enjoys helping others gain an understanding of God's Word that encourages them to grow in their daily walk with God. A philosophy of ministry that has helped guide him is simply to "help people find and follow Jesus."
Stephen is married to Denise Owens and they have three children Caleb, Kaylee and Riley.
Minister of Music
Emily has been a member at Nine Forks Baptist Church since 2009, where she has faithfully let God hone her musical talents. Music has been a part of her life since she was a young girl, and at Nine Forks, she has been a member of the adult choir, the Praise Team, and the Praise Band. She answered God’s call to lead musical worship and has been on staff since August 2022.
Emily is involved in many ministries at Nine Forks, but her passion is music. Her goal is to lead others in praising and worshiping Jesus through music as she uses her gift as an offering to God.
Emily is married to Brad, and they have three children: Cole, Corbin, and Charlotte.
Children & Youth Minister
Denise joined the Nine Forks Team in 2016 as part time children's minister. She has served for several years in various roles at multiple churches with children, college and career students and women's ministries. Denise has a BA degree in elementary education and teaches at Dacusville Elementary.
She is passionate about helping children meet Jesus and grow in God's Word.
Jill grew up here at Nine Forks along with her family and joined the church at an early age. She enjoys teaching Sunday School and working with the children's ministry. She is married and has one daughter.
Tammy Robinson rejoined the staff at Nine Forks in May, 2014. She was on staff previously in the same position from 1997 – 2010. She is responsible for the financial secretarial duties.
She has been an active member of Nine Forks for over 20 years where she teaches the Young Adult Sunday school class. She is married to Tony Robinson. They have four adult children and one granddaughter.
Mrs. Rebecca Looper
Rebecca has been pianist at Nine Forks for over 35 years.
Her goals as a musician are to always present her music as an offering of worship to God and to help lead others in worshiping and praising Him.
She is married to James. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Martha Wood
Martha started playing piano at Nine Forks at the age of 11 and continued in that capacity until the church purchased an organ. She has been organist at the church for over 40 years.
Her objectives as a church musician are to honor God with the talent she has been given and to enhance the worship experience for all.
Martha is married to Jim, and they have a daughter, son and one grandchild.