Allen's love for the Lord and music is evident each week as he leads our congregation in worship through song. He grew up in South Carolina and joined the staff of Central in March of 2014 for the second time after serving as the minister of music from 1993 to 2003. He has previously served churches in SC, NC, KY, and VA.
He received his BME degree from Campbell College in Buies Creek, NC and his MCM degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Allen is married to the former Judy Ownby, and they have two sons. Jonathan is married to Sloan Lewis Campbell, and they have a daughter, Emily Faye, and a son, Nathan Allen. Ryan is married to Nicole Franklin Campbell and they have two sons, Gaines Benjamin and Malakai Jude.
Allen loves to work in the yard and play golf. He is a member of the Singing Churchmen who perform together throughout South Carolina.