Jessica Owens
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My name is Jessica Owens. I am a licensed pastor; my testimony consists of leaving a homosexual life behind because I had an encounter with His presence that changed everything. I desire to see what is pure and true kept alive. 

I had a radical encounter with the Lord in October of 2012, in which I was set free from a six-and-a-half-year lifestyle of homosexuality. Immediately, I began to experience a relationship with the Holy Spirit that transformed my life forever.  Jesus became the one thing I longed for, and as I sought Him, I found He was the one thing I had been seeking all along. He began to fill every desire and heal every wound. Through radical surrender to Him and following His leadership, I found deeper healing in the healthy community amongst the body of Christ. With mentors that discipled me and championed who I was as a new creation in Him. Today, same-sex attraction no longer affects my life. I experience the peace and joy of healthy relationships with men and women.

Since my encounter, I felt a call to help others who experience unwanted same-sex attraction and to see the body of Christ empowered to love those who have this experience. In feeling this call to full-time ministry and a desire to seek Him for the next step in my life, I moved to Redding, CA, in 2018 to attend Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) at Bethel Church.  With this passion for helping others, I connected with Elizabeth Woning, the co-founder of CHANGED Movement (, located at Bethel Church. In my third and final year of BSSM, I served Elizabeth Woning and CHANGED Movement. Upon graduating in May 2021, I felt called to stay in Redding and serve Elizabeth and transitioned into being her personal assistant. I served in this role from May 2021 – December 2022.

In January 2023, I was licensed as a Pastor by Bethel Church and became the Associate Director of Pastoral Care for CHANGED Movement. I had the honor of providing pastoral care and discipleship to those who experienced unwanted same-sex attraction. I assisted in training and equipping Christian leaders, pastors, church congregations, and youth across the United States and globally.  In addition, in May 2023, I began serving on the Young Saints High School Team, Bethel Church’s Youth Ministry, with a burning heart and desire to be more connected to the Gen Z generation, disciple young women, and see family reconciliation within in the body of Christ. In January of 2024, I began my Masters of Divinity in Bible through Global Awakening Theological Seminary, part-time online. My desire is to grow deeper in understanding His word so I can communicate His truths even more effectively, producing healing and freedom in the lives of others. With a desire to one day write a book and other curriculums, I will also grow in my ability to communicate more effectively through writing. 

In early May 2024, God led me into a transitional season where I currently stand. Through His leadership and invitation to trust Him for a new assignment He has, I resigned from my staff role on the CHANGED Movement team, which I love dearly. As I transition and wait upon Him for the new thing the Lord has for me, I will continue living in Redding, CA, serving as a volunteer leader on the High School Young Saints team and remaining engaged with Bethel Church.

My same central mission remains; in all I do, I strive to see others experience an intimate relationship with Jesus, enjoy fellowship with the Holy Spirit, truly know their identity in Him, and enjoy healthy relationships. I believe that when a heart is fully captivated by Jesus and surrendered to Him, anything is possible!

Jessica Owens

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