Allen was born and raised near Claremore, OK. He grew up doing farm work, was active in sports, and also active in church. After High School graduation, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Political Science from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK. He later graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where he earned both a Master of Divinity degree (2004) and later a Doctor of Ministry degree (2012). He has pastored churches in Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado, and has been at First Baptist, Rogers since 2013.
Allen and his wife Tommi were married in 1993 and were blessed with 4 children: Rebekah, Mark, Ryan, and Devin. They tragically lost Devin in 2017. Tommi works as a labor and delivery nurse at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
Allen enjoys football, baseball, woodworking, gardening, home repair and maintenance, auto repair and maintenance, classic tractors, reading, westerns, guns, and classic country music. He also treasures time with his family.
Stephanie has served as Ministry Assistant at First Baptist Church of Rogers since August, 2018. She is a native of Cameron, TX and a 2002 graduate of Cameron High School. She later earned an Associate’s Degree from Central Texas College in Killeen (2012). She and her family lived in Alaska for 7 years while her husband was stationed there with the Army.
Stephanie and Doug have 2 children, Jordan and Haylee. Doug is a Commercial Construction Superintendent.
In her spare time Stephanie enjoys movies, sports, working out, going to the lake, and spending time with her husband and kids.