Rick Allen will be our guest speaker on April 29th at 10:30am and 5:00pm. He will also speak on Monday, April 30th at 7:00pm.
Rick serves as the national director of Men’s Ministries and Light for the Lost. Rick also serves as a national facilitator of the Acts 2 Journey.
Appointed as Men’s Ministries director in January 2016, Allen is assembling a strategic team and discipleship pathway for men of all backgrounds and spiritual growth levels to strengthen their godly place in their homes, churches and marketplaces. Men’s Ministries will focus on assisting men throughout our 67 districts to engage the journey of personal, small group, church, and community involvement.
Light for the Lost (LFTL) is a volunteer charitable mission ministry of the Assemblies of God. Since its inception, LFTL has raised more than 330 million dollars. Funding resources such as audio, visual, and printed materials, LFTL has one guiding principle: that all assistance must be used to provide resources directly related to evangelism. Under Allen’s leadership in 2013, LFTL launched a very successful media project, Celebrate the Light (CTL). CTL assists our local churches to show how LFTL is being used around the world and how the local church can partner with LFTL to reach the lost for Christ.
Through the Acts 2 Journey, Allen equips congregations to pursue God’s plan for them as growing churches. They rediscover the joy and fulfillment of their God-given destiny using key journey points, including The Acts 2 Church Process. As each church continues through the process, it becomes a Spirit-empowered church, focused on biblical values that connect with today’s culture. Over the past 15 years, Allen has assisted hundreds of churches with discovering their potential. Allen works with churches whose membership range between under 50 to over 3500.
From 2001 to 2005, Allen served as the district church enrichment director of the Arkansas District Council. During these four years, he assisted the district superintendent with the mentoring ministry for pastors through the District Coaching Group and oversaw the local church leadership development ministry through the Arkansas Cohort Group.
Rick served as a U.S. Missionary from 2001 to 2014 working with Book of Hope USA, the Arkansas district, and the Assemblies of God National Office. Allen held senior pastorates at churches in Arkansas and Tennessee and held youth pastorates in Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee. During his youth pastorate in Tennessee, he served on the National Child Services Agency for the United States Senate.
Rick and his wife, Bev, have two children and two grandchildren.