Stephonia A. Proctor-Allen


Stephonia Proctor-Allen is the wife of Dr. Darryl E. Allen. She grew up in Harrisburg Pennsylvania as the youngest of 11 with both parents at home. She was married to Dr. Allen in 1984 and they have 2 sons, 1 daughter, and 5 grandchildren. She graduated from Harrisburg High school and went on to Lock Haven University where she attended for 2 years. After leaving college she became employed with Pennsylvania Blue Cross and Blue Shield where she worked for over 15 years.

Stephonia and Dr. Allen moved to Nashville Tennessee in 1989 and have never looked back. She is currently employed as a Data Analyst. She is a God-fearing woman who is a humble servant and has held positions in her service with the church on committees such as a member of the church Nursing Gill committee, Women Auxiliary committee, Beatification committee as well as the Missionary Committee.

She loves serving Christ and refers to the Virtuous Wife in Proverbs 31:10-31, “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and willingly works with her hands. She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar. She also rises while it is yet night, and provides food for her household and a portion for her maidservants. She considers a field and buys it; from her profits, she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength and strengthens her arms. She perceives that her merchandise is good, and her lamp does not go out by night. She stretches out her hands to the distaff, and her hand holds the spindle. She extends her hand to the poor, yes; she reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household is clothed with scarlet. She makes tapestry for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.

Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies sashes for the merchants. Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness. She watches over the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.” Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.

When not working her job or with the different committees, she loves to cook, entertain and decorate. She loves to organize and see the outcome of a beautiful design; God has given her the spiritual gift to create.