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I have devoted the last 25+ years to helping people find Christ, make meaningful connections, grow in their faith, and find fulfillment in ministry. I have successfully launched hundreds of groups at two churches as the Associate Pastor: New Life Christian Center, Turlock, CA for 15 years and Brookwood Church, Simpsonville, SC for 4 years.
Additionally, in my work with Brett Eastman and Lifetogether, I have had the privilege of coaching hundreds of churches of all sizes and denominations over the last 10 years. In my coaching, I’ve been truly amazed at seeing thousands of groups launched with tens of thousands of people connected. It has been a great privilege and a wild ride both.I have taught workshops for local churches as well as speaking at the Purpose Driven Church Conference at Saddleback Church, the BASS Church Workers Convention, the Willow Creek Association – Canada, and many others.
I have earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Missions and an M.Div. in Christian Education. Most of what I have learned has come through the school of hard knocks. Many lessons have been learned through trying new things, failing, and trying again. But, now I know what works and can help you take the guesswork out of groups.Allen, his wife Tiffany and their four children live in Greenville, South Carolina.