Paul Allen, student minister, to be honored this Sunday

Tue, 02/03/2009 - 3:22pm
By: The Citizen

Paul Allen, student minister, to be honored this Sunday

McDonough Road Baptist Church will celebrate the ten year anniversary of student minister Paul Allen this Sunday, Feb. 8, in the morning service. Allen began his ministry at McDonough Road on Feb. 8, 1999.

Allen, a 1991 graduate of Fayette County High School, graduated from Georgia State University in 1996 and received his master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2006.

During Allen’s decade of service, the church constructed the Christian Activities Building that gave the student ministry classrooms, a worship area/basketball court, and a café. Allen has led nationwide student mission trips, along with annual retreats that enrich the spiritual growth of students.

College student and former youth Matt Rice said, “Paul always encourages students to listen carefully to God and to seek His best for them in their lives. Paul always makes time in his schedule to counsel and minister to students as the need arises.”

“Paul is dedicated to student ministry and to McDonough Road,” said Pastor David L. Chancey. “While many persons use student ministry as a stepping stone, Paul is a ‘lifer.’ He sees his calling as ministering to students in the local church for life. We are grateful for his faithfulness and dedication. He loves the Lord, loves students and loves this church.”

The church family will recognize Allen Sunday at the 10:55 a.m. service, and with a dinner to be held immediately afterwards. Allen will preach in the evening service at 6 p.m.

Allen married the former Mandy Croxton of Fayetteville in 1996. They have two children, Jaden and Rachel.

McDonough Road Baptist is at 352 McDonough Rd., just past the department of driver’s safety building. Visit the church website,

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