Marvin, Lexi and Merritt Ownley
Marvin Ownley came on staff at Stevens Chapel in March 2015 as the Student Pastor, before becoming Pastor in June 2016. Prior to coming to Stevens Chapel, Marvin preached in churches throughout eastern North Carolina through pulpit-supply ministry. He also previously served as a Student Intern at Hertford Baptist Church.
Marvin was called into ministry while in the process of applying to medical school. The Hertford native is a two-time graduate of Campbell University, where he obtained a Master of Divinity, with distinction, and a B.S. in Biochemistry & Chemistry. While completing his Master's, Marvin met Lexi Robertson, in March 2017 while attending a revival meeting at Central Baptist Church, in Dunn. A relationship between them quickly bloomed and their mentor and dear friend, Pastor Tom Wagoner, married them on June 9, 2018. Marvin & Lexi welcomed their first child into the world, Merritt Grace, on January 19, 2021. The Ownley’s have made their home in Brogden.
In addition to ministry, Marvin also enjoys: coffee, spending time with his family, anything outside, farming, and exploring small coffee shops with his wife.
Marvin Ownley, Pastor
Mobile: (252) 312-3827
Join us for services at:
2850 Stevens Chapel Rd, Smithfield, NC 27577