Garland Owensby die

We are profoundly saddened to announce the loss of our dear Dr. Garland Owensby, a cherished member of the SAGU community since 1998. His passing has left a profound void in our hearts, as he was not only an esteemed colleague but also a trusted friend and mentor to countless individuals. At the age of 55, his departure has deeply impacted those who had the privilege of knowing him.

How did Garland Owensby die? What was his Cause of death?

Garland Owensby, a highly respected department chair and professor at Southwestern Assemblies of God University has passed away on Wednesday, the 31st of May 2023. The news broke that Dr. Garland Owensby had passed away at the age of 55. His death has left a void in the hearts of many who knew him. Dr. Owensby was not only an exceptional educator but also a remarkable individual and a dear friend to many. He possessed numerous admirable qualities such as being an encourager, kind-hearted, generous, servant-minded, authentic, and caring. His impact reached far beyond the classroom, as he touched the lives of countless students and colleagues.

As we mourn the loss of this extraordinary man, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time. The exact cause of his death remains unknown. Southwestern Assemblies of God University has issued a statement expressing their deep sorrow over the loss of their beloved professor.

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Who was Garland Owensby?

Garland Owensby joined Southwestern in the autumn of 1998, where he began his tenure as a professor and Coordinator of Youth and Student Ministries. His unwavering dedication has been focused on equipping young individuals for a lifelong journey in youth ministry. Originally from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Garland and his spouse have been blessed with three sons: Austin (born in 1997), Bryson (born in 2000), and Logan (born in 2000).

Before his time at Southwestern, Garland served as a children’s and adolescent evangelist in El Salvador, Central America, alongside Don Triplett and the Castillo del Rey team. He also served as a youth and children’s pastor at Northside Assembly of God in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and as a youth pastor at First Assembly of God in Ocala, Florida.

Garland Owensby holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministries from Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God in Lakeland, Florida. He further pursued his education at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, earning a Master of Science in Practical Theology and a Master of Arts in Bible & Theology. Additionally, he obtained a Doctor of Educational Ministries from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. His doctoral dissertation focused on helping students integrate traditional spiritual disciplines into their daily lives.

Alongside his academic responsibilities, Owensby actively engages in evangelistic ministry. He frequently delivers speeches at churches, youth organizations, public school assemblies, training sessions, youth camps, and conventions nationwide. His preaching style, characterized by charisma, humor, and biblical wisdom, has endeared him to congregations, making him a favorite among churchgoers. Furthermore, Garland frequently travels to perform stand-up comedy, entertaining audiences ranging from 20 to 2,000 people. His comedic performances have been nationally broadcasted on Laugh USA!, the pure comedy station on XM/Sirius satellite radio, and can also be found on platforms like iTunes and Amazon.

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Obituary and Funeral Arrangements

The family of Garland Owensby has indicated that his obituary and details regarding the funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. This announcement suggests that they are currently in the process of finalizing the necessary arrangements and will provide the public with the relevant information in due course.

Tributes to Garland Owensby

Josh Sears Wrote,

I’m honestly without words. Garland was one of my favorite people, both as a student and as friend. I remember my freshman year he had just started at SAGU and he and I would end up together most mornings on the elliptical machines in the gym.

He had a levity, a sense of humor that brought joy, laughter, and peace to all around him. You couldn’t be with Garland and not feel at ease. He came and did a marriage conference at our church in St. Louis and every time I would be at SAGU for missions week or meetings, I’d spend time drinking coffee and chatting in his office.

My heart hurts for Tiffany and the family. My soul hurts for friend that is now gone. There are few people that encapsulate the joy of the Lord like Garland did. Love you, my friend. See you soon!

Aaron Hosterman Wrote,

I have just learned of the passing of Garland Owensby. My heart hurts for his family in this time of mourning. Garland was such a great person with a gentle soul, I remember back to the mid 90’s when you came to be with us at the assembly of God in Ocala. I can only imagine the lives that you have changed and the blessings you are receiving now because of it. I will see you again one day my friend, until then your memory will remain in my heart. ❤️‍🩹

Danielle Rae Gonzalez Wrote,

Dr.Owensby was someone who made a tremendous impact on my life. One of the best professors. He was one of the reasons why I first went into youth ministry. He always made sure to make the 2017 Youth Ministry cohort feel seen, loved, and valued. After I graduated his office doors were still open and he always looked out for us.

The last time I went to go visit SAGU he welcomed Noah & I into his office and we talked about life, updates, and old memories in his class. He never ever failed to encourage us to walk in ministry whether in education or other pathways. Dr.Owensby left a mark like no other. You will be so missed Garland Owensby

By Andrew

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