Richard Owen Roberts b. Richard Owen Roberts is the founding director of International Awakening Ministries. Richard Owen Roberts was born in Schenctady, New York. He has been pastor of churches in four western states and has served the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference in New York. Since 1975 Richard Owen Roberts has lived in Illinois. He has a deep interest in revival and has collected thousands of volumes of books on the subject. He helped with the formation of the Billy Graham Center Library in Wheaton, Illinois.