Dr. Allen served honorably in the United States Army for over 10 years. He completed three
combat tours: two to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. Dr. Allen has received the Bronze Star Medal
which is one of the highest military honors and as well as numerous other awards.
Dr. Allen is a graduate of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union
University with a Masters’ of Divinity. Dr. Allen received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from
Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Allen is the author of a new book, “I Got Next; 10
Essential Lessons for Effective Pastoral Transition.”
He is married to the former Terra Cook and God has blessed them with three beautiful children:
Alexandrea, MeKiyah and Marcus Jr.
Dr. Allen has a tremendous desire for God's word coupled with a love for God's people. He is
passionate about proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, making the Word of God relevant
in the lives of believers, and building the Kingdom of God in the congregation and community.