Ministry has been his life. Allen was born a preacher's kid, saved at an early age, and called to ministry at age fifteen. For thirty-seven years, he has faithfully served Christ in a variety of ministries, primarily as a Senior Pastor in the Midwest. He graduated Atlantic Baptist College, attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated from Andersonville Theological Seminary. For the last twenty-five years, he has been closely involved in mission endeavors throughout the Caribbean espeically in Jamaica and Cuba. His passion for serving missionaries is clear and contagious.
Married to Jennifer Mathewson Speer, with five children: Laura, Robby, Daniel, Micah and David; and one son-in-law: Chris. And grandparents to Cooper.
Fishing, hunting, jet skiing, knife collecting and golf
Favorite Quote/Bible Verse:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (HCSB)
"Desperation is the great simplifier of life. When we become desperate for God, the unimportant things of life become glaringly unimportant." - Jennifer Mathewson Speer
Three people I would like to meet....
Bill Wallace, Bertha Smith, David Brainerd
My website/blog address: www.wordofjoy.org