Dr. Bryant Owens
about the teacher
I live in Middle Tennessee with my wife, Rhonda. We homeschooled our two children (now adults) under the influence of the Christian Classical model and now I strive to help other families in their desire for home-based Christian Classical education.
Having taught philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of religion for several years in Community Colleges and at New College Franklin in Franklin, TN. I now teach with Kepler Education!
I have also served in full and part-time ministry for 20 years, first through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (8 years), International missions, and as an ordained Southern Baptist pastor (12 years). Prior to occupational ministry, I worked as an Art Director and Graphic Designer in the publishing and marketing industries for 15 years. God's most recent adventure for me is as the founding and senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Cookeville, TN.
I believe that education is the means to wisdom and that wisdom is a gift of our Creator. As creatures made in the image of God, our minds are shaped not only by logical reasoning but also by moral goodness and all things beautiful. Therefore, I strive to guide students in rational thought evidenced by great thinkers and by exploring beauty through the arts. Ideally, education is the formation of the whole person not just an exercise in data analysis.
The best education model is that method which seeks out God's truth in the greatest minds of humanity. While fallen humanity cannot be good or truthful in their own efforts, God's grace guides all who seek Truth, Goodness, and Beauty as the objective transcendent things that they are.
Statement of Faith
I am committed to biblical orthodox Christianity in doctrine and morality and hold firmly to the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. I am currently a member in good standing, and the founding pastor, of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Cookeville, TN.