Dr. Celeste's Bio

An accomplished scholar, Celeste holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master of Science in Applied Counseling Psychology from the University of Baltimore and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

A 8-year Breast Cancer survivor, Celeste has personally experienced the advancing power of surrender. In 2010 she surrendered her diet to God and through the process of fasting adopted a clean-eating lifestyle. In fact, her personal battle with cancer inspired her to become a Certified Natural Health Professional. Now this once self-proclaimed “junk-food-junkie” is thriving post cancer and inspires others to do the same.  

God has provided an opportunity for Celeste to meet the needs of the poor and bring the philosophy of surrender in a very practical way though the non-profit Surrender 365, the mission’s arm of Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries. Surrender 365 helps people all over the world to develop a deeper relationship with God and experience the liberating power of surrender to Him through teaching and preaching of God’s word. Surrender 365 also facilitates the provision of critically-needed goods and services to the poor and needy.

Surrender is what Celeste does. She will continue to encourage others where ever she may go to do God’s Will—His Way—All the Time!


Calling hearts back to God through  SURRENDER!

Dr. Celeste Owens is a sought after speaker and facilitator whose mission is to equip people to live free and whole through surrender of mind, body, and spirit. A transformative healer, she uses the word of God and psychological principles to bring others to total wellness.   

Dr. Celeste and her husband, Andel co-founded Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries, an international healing ministry and travel the globe sharing the philosophy of surrender. They believe that when God is the center there is nothing one can’t do!

Celeste knows all about surrender and its ability to advance. In 2009, in what she calls an Abraham moment God called her leave all that she knew -- private practice, public speaking, and ministry leadership. And in an act of radical obedience she did. From that place of humility and surrender God birthed her first book The 40-Day Surrender Fast, a devotional designed to help the reader develop a more intimate relationship with God.