About Me

Allen writes and speaks. He leads and creates. His work inspires and motivates.

While serving as an evangelical mega church pastor, Allen began a remarkable journey culminating in his conversion to Catholicism. He now partners with Matthew Kelly to help lead the Dynamic Catholic Institute, an organization inspiring millions of Catholics and their parishes.

An author of a number of best-selling books, Allen is also a powerful speaker. His messages inspire "everyday" people to more fully recognize the genius and relevance of Catholicism, the role it's meant to play in their lives, and how to share this with others.

Prior to full-time ministry, Allen worked in management consulting with Kurt Salmon Associates, an international leader in the textile, apparel, and retail industries. Allen was educated at Mercer (B.B.A.) and Emory (M.Div.) Universities, before earning a Ph.D. in New Testament and Ancient Christian Origins from Yale University.

Allen's personal interests include hiking, literature, spirituality, history, and good food. He and his wife, Anita, live in Georgia. They have two daughters, SarahAnn and Griffin Elizabeth, two sons-in-law, and six (soon to be seven!) grandchildren.

Books

Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor
Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor
Dreams for Your Grandchild
Dreams for Your Grandchild
The Turning Point
The Turning Point
Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody (3rd Edition)
Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody (3rd Edition)
The 21 Undeniable Secrets of Marriage
The 21 Undeniable Secrets of Marriage