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 an American husband and wife songwriting and author team. They are best known for the Christian children's album, Ants'hillvania, which was nominated for the 23rd annual Grammy Award for Best Children's Album in 1981. The Owens have worked with many singers and songwriters, either individually or together, including: Randy Stonehill, Pat Boone, Jack Hayford, Andraé Crouch, Annie Herring, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Barry McGuire, The Imperials, Larnelle Harris and more.