Dr. Michael Kwaku Agyei Owusu was born and raised in the West African country of Ghana. He has spent 26 of his 31 years in pastoral ministry with the Southeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. After serving the Conference as a pastor for 21 years, he was elected Executive Secretary of the Conference on May 29, 2016. Since November 2020, Dr. Owusu has also been serving as President of the Conference.
He has served on several committees of the Conference, including the: Constitution and By-Laws Committee (2004-present), Executive Committee (2008-2012, and 2016-present), Building Committee (2012-present), and Board of Education (2012-present). From January 24, 2018 to January 26, 2021, he served as the secretary of the Office of Regional Conference Ministry (ORCM) Board.
In addition to his ministerial experience he has also worked in both the private and public sectors, including four years in the Library system and seven years in higher education.
Dr. Owusu has been married for 29 years to his best friend, Dr. Brenda Owusu (née Minnis), a university Assistant Professor and dual board-certified Adult and Family nurse practitioner. God has blessed their union with one adult son.Dr. Owusu completed his undergraduate education in Theology, Biblical Languages and History at Adventist Missionary College (now Valley View University) in Ghana; and West Indies College (now Northern Caribbean University) in Jamaica. He also holds two graduate degrees – a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry with a specialization in Youth and Young Adult Ministry from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
His favorite Bible text is 1 Timothy 6:6-8: “Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content” (NKJV).