Allen was born in Akron, Ohio, and has lived in many places since then, including New York, Georgia, Alabama, Iowa, Tennessee and North Carolina. He graduated in 1992 from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, with a degree in Finance and Economics. Since that time he has worked in the financial services industry. He and his wife, Loa, were married in 1989 and have one daughter, Hannah. God graciously saved Allen in 1995 and he was ordained as a deacon at Grace Fellowship Church in 2007. Allen’s desire is to serve the Lord as a good steward of the manifold grace of God and to do so as one who serves by the strength which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.