Owen was born in 1953, the oldest of five children.  He trusted Christ as Savior in 1968 in a small rural church in southwestern Indiana.  Owen graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College in Indiana in 1975 and spent the next two years serving as an associate pastor in Ohio working mainly with youth. Owen and Marilyn were married in 1981 and moved to Warsaw, Indiana, in 1983.  He graduated from Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, in 1988.  The Corneliuses have two sons and one daughter, all of whom they homeschooled.  After living and working for several years in Warsaw, Indiana, including church leadership and teaching ministries, Owen and Marilyn came to Cornerstone Bible Institute in late 2012. In addition to serving as Registrar, Owen teaches Bible, doctrine, and homiletics courses.