Dr. Darryl AllenPresident & Chairman of the Board of Directors
Dr. Allen has an Associate degree in Christian Education, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies. He also holds a Masters and a Doctorate degree in Theology from Emmanuel Theological Seminary.
He worked for over 20 years in information technology where he developed code for industries such as the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare, Pennsylvania State Police, Department of Defense Weaponry Systems, Nissan, and several others. He changed careers in 2001 to sales where he had a very successful career in mortgage and advertising industries that ended when he was injured in an automobile accident in 2013 and ultimately retired in 2014. He currently works as an elementary-school substitute teacher, where he enjoys working with children in their prime developmental years as a positive male example in an industry where male teachers are needed.
He comes from a background of growing up in Harrisburg Pennsylvania in the 60s and 70s with both parents, and five siblings. He has been married to his wife for over 36 years, whom he has known since he was twelve and she was ten years old; they have one daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren. He enjoys reading, teaching, helping others, vacationing, and spending time with family.
Dr. Allen says that he lives on faith and service. One of the greatest rewards in life is when he knows that he has helped in any way with God’s blessing and plan for others. His faith has to lead his life and he points his life to John 14:13-14 “And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it”. He says that when he prays for people and things, he gets like a kid at Christmas, knowing his prayer will soon be answered.
His mission in life today is to be a vehicle by which God will bring change to communities that have suffered for too long with spiritual, economic, and family guidance through the absence of programs and services that inform, educate, transform real change in our communities and promotes economic equality, spiritual enlightenment, and love and respect for one another.