Campus Launch Associate
Staff Member since 2017
Campus Launch Associate, College Station, TX
Lives in College Station, Texas, and as of summer 2017, married to Marlena. Graduated from Texas A&M in 2015 with a degree in sports conditioning and a Master’s in Leadership and Ethics (John Brown University).
Getting to Know Allen
Q: When/how did you become involved with Lightbearers?
A: I originally heard about Lightbearers while attending the Kanakuk Institute in Branson, Missouri. A couple staff members came and presented the concept to my class; I originally thought it was a neat idea, but probably something I wouldn’t pursue because I was personally interested in Youth Ministry. A couple months down the road, I had a random urge to reach out to Lightbearers after hearing that they had planned to launch a campus in my hometown of College Station. A few months later, here I am helping launch the College Station Lightbearers campus!
Q: What is your favorite book and/or quote?
A: This Present Darkness by Frank E. Peretti
Q: What excites you about the Lightbearers vision?
A: What excites me the most about the Lightbearers vision is the fact that students are paying to live and learn how to better themselves and their walk with Christ and their payment then goes across the world to share the Gospel of Christ and help a people group.
Q: Other than Jesus, what Bible character would you want to have lunch with?
A: King David. To be called by God “A man after God’s own heart” is absolutely astounding. Who better to learn from, apart from Jesus, of what it looks like to chase after God relentlessly and whole-heartedly.
Q: Other than Bible characters, what three people, living or dead, would you want to have lunch with?
A: C.S. Lewis, David Beckham, & My Grandfather
Q: What does a fun, relaxing day look like for you?
A: For me, and ideal day would consist of lots of sports with friends! I’m very passionate about a sport called “Angleball” and play it faithfully every week. I also very much enjoy Soccer & Basketball! However, it all comes together when I’m able to play these sports with loved ones and then grab a bite to eat at Whataburger while relaxing around the living room, chatting and watching a movie with a giant bowl of Bluebell Ice Cream. Nothing better than a day with those that you love!