Jake Owensby

Jake Owensby is the Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Western Louisiana, an author, and a speaker. Previously he was Dean of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Shreveport and served churches in St. Louis, MO, Huntsville, AL, and Jacksonville, FL.

His work explores the spirituality of everyday life. In both his writing and his speaking, Jake seeks to help others experience for themselves where God is in their ordinary, sometimes messy lives. The most recent of his six books is Looking for God in Messy Places: A Book about Hope.

Before entering ordained ministry, Jake earned the PhD in philosophy from Emory University and served as a professor at Jacksonville University. He was always interested in helping students discover for themselves what makes life truly worth living. Nobody can do our spiritual homework for us. But most of us can profit from a caring tutor. That’s who Jake seeks to be for others.

He has three adult children, three grandchildren, and lives in Alexandria, Louisiana, with his wife, Joy. Their rescue pup Gracie is always by their side. You can follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.