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Allen's church

Suffern Presbyterian Church
Suffern New York , 10901

About Allen
  • Education: BA University of Virginia in Psychology, 1980; MDiv. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 1983; D. Min Preaching Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1996.
  • Experience: Young Life, YWAM, pastoral ministry, raising teenagers.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: If you really like it, let me know. If it’s a dog, let it go.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Haddon Robinson’s material as my doctoral mentor.
  • Family: My wife Debbie and I co-pastor Suffern Presbyterian Church here in this northwest suburb of New York City. We have been here for 17 years and we love doing ministry here. We have three children, ages 21, 17, and 13.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They are both dead now, if that says anything.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She won’t tell me (:
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Study hard and preach from your heart. Preach without notes and out from the pulpit as much as possible. Preach one main idea in each message.
  • Books that have had an impact: Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels, Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Williard, Biblical Preaching by Haddon Robinson
  • Hobbies: Mountain biking, hiking, computers, walking Mollie my bassett.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Seek the Lord while He may be found.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: No good skunk stories here, sorry.
  • What I want on my tombstone: squirrels and chipmunks
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