Ministry Staff

W. Marvin Ownley, Pastor 

Phone: (252) 312-3827


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 have two daughters: Merritt Grace & Kamdyn Faith. 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.​