Owens, James Lloyd (Jimmy). (Clarksdale, Mississippi, December 9, 1930-- ). Foursquare. Attended Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss.; Southwestern College, Memphis, Tennessee; Cathedral School of the Bible, Oakland, California; Cabot College, San Leandro, Calif. Minister of Music, The Neighborhood Church, Oakland, Calif., 1951-1966; Minister of Music, United Community Church, Glendale, Calif., 1966-1968; Minister of Music, Anaheim Christian Center (now Melodyland Christian Center), Anaheim, Calif., 1968-1969.
With his wife Carol, Owens has composed four Christian musicals. He has recorded several albums.
--Terry W. York, DNAH Archives
Jimmy and Carol Owens are a husband and wife songwriting and author team. They are best known for the Christian children's album, Ants'hillvania, which was nominated for the 1981 Grammy Award for Best Album for Children. They have worked with many other singers and songwriters, either individually or together. This includes Randy Stonehill, Pat Boone, Dean Jones, Jack Hayford, Andrae Crouch, Annie Herring, Matthew Ward, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Barry McGuire, Jamie Owens-Collins, The Imperials, Michael and Stormie Omartian, Larnelle Harris, Paul Baloche, Darlene Zschech and Graham Kendrick.