Sharon Owens is the visionary and founder of Women of Stamina Ministries International, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama. Since beginning the ministry in 2003, she has positively impacted the lives of various women through her testimony and her desire to equip them with the tools they need to grow, while providing them with ongoing friendship and support.
Her call to women’s ministry began when she, a newlywed, counseled a close relative through similar struggles as a new wife and first time mother. This experience with her relative and those with other women over the years, opened her eyes to a battle many women face – losing themselves in the midst of relationships. Mrs. Owens saw how women’s self-esteem, attitudes, and demeanors changed based on the relationships they were in – whether male/female, mother/daughter, or simply between friends. As she became more aware of the negative impact relationships had on women, a desire began to burn within her to provide a solution and to build women from a place of brokenness to wholeness.
Though she had never seen herself as a ministry leader, one speaking in front of large groups, she realized the need and accepted that God was preparing her to meet it. She recognized that it was not about what she could or could not do, rather what God could do through her. With a newfound determination, she made a conscious decision to allow God to birth Women of Stamina Ministries International, Inc. through her and reach out to those who are broken.
Her obedience, hard work, and dedication, along with that of the women united with her, have made GOD’s vision of transforming women from brokenness to wholeness a reality. The women who work alongside Mrs. Owens share her heart for teaching and the transformation of women.