Allen has been involved in missionary and cross cultural pastoral roles since 1980, mostly in church planting and evangelism. Allen’s first missionary experience was a summer in Spain with Operation Mobilization (OM). Later, the newly married couple served aboard OM’s ship, the MV Logos and in England, where Allen set up OM’s printing operations for STL publications. Most of their missionary career saw them serving in the Philippines in church planting with Reach Global. Their second church plant, in Manila, focused on the corporate and political community where they developed a corporate consulting organization that ministered in the marketplace. This lead to post-graduate work in corporate culture. They are presently based in western Canada.
Allen’s role within ACTION is global media ministries. He pioneered a telephone-based ministry in Manila, called, “Telemensahe”, that has seen over 80,000 come to faith in Christ. He is currently working within ACTION to seek partnerships in this media ministry, and to develop this ministry in India.
They have three adult children: Carina (& Jonathan), Carly (& Josh) and Aaron, and four grandchildren: Nathan, Wyatt, Stella and Ruby.