Pastor Allen answered God’s call to ministry after five years of service to the United States Navy. He has received an Associate of Divinity degree from Southeastern Seminary, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bluefield College, and a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Rice Seminary. During his thirty years of ministry, he has served churches in Virginia, Alabama, and North Carolina.
Allen has a passion for Missions and has led several mission teams to places like Mississippi, Virginia, Alabama, and Honduras. He considers missions and pastoral care to be the main focus of his service to the church. Allen enjoys ministering with all age groups in the church body. Allen and Cari's family consists of son and daughter-in-law, Caleb and Micala, and son Camden.