Born in Wisconsin and raised in California, Rick Owens was saved at a young age while at summer camp. He felt the call to preach during the annual missions conference at his home church, Central Baptist Church of Clovis, California, where he grew up. While in the youth group, he trained under the ministry of Pastor Eldon Martens. He then attended West Coast Baptist College. During his summer months, he served as youth pastor in Wisconsin, and as an intern at his home church in Clovis. After graduating in 2001 with his Bachelor's Degree in Bible and Evangelism, he married and became pastor of the First Baptist Church of Boron, where he had served for two years as youth pastor. He and his wife, Sommer, served in Boron for an additional two years, then God called them to Clovis where Rick served as assistant pastor/youth pastor at his home church, while preparing for the field of evangelism. He began traveling a few years later, but soon felt the Lord leading to Pastor again. As the Lord has opened the doors to start the Victory Baptist Church, he has faithfully followed where the Lord has led. Pastor and Sommer have three boys and one daughter, Tyler, Alex,Wesley, and Avery Grace.
Sommer Owens, born and raised in California, was saved at the age of 10 and surrendered to full-time ministry while in junior high. During high school, she taught the preschool Sunday School class at Faith Baptist Church of Fresno. After graduating from high school, she went on to earn her Associates Degree in Bible and Secreterial studies at West coast Baptist College. She then served on staff at Faith Baptist Academy for one year. After marrying Rick, she served along side him, ministering to the ladies and children of the First Baptist Church of Boron, and the youth of Central Baptist Church of Clovis. She has faithfully supported her husband as he follows the Lord.