Rev. Marcus Darrell Allen, Sr.

Romans 8:37
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Pastor Allen was born in Clarksdale, MS and he was raised in Milwaukee, WI. Pastor Allen was licensed to preach July 1997 and ordained July 2005 at Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church under Pastor George H. Jolly. As an associate minister at Mt. Pilgrim, Pastor Allen was groomed and developed to be the preacher he is today.

Pastor Allen served honorably in the United States Army for over 10 years as a Petroleum Supply Specialist. While stationed in Germany he deployed to Iraq in 2003. In March 2004, Rev. Allen reported to Fort Campbell, KY. As a member of the 101st Screaming Eagles he completed two more combat tours: one to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. As a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army he has led many Soldiers into combat and under his leadership they have all returned home safely. Pastor Allen's final duty stationed was at Fort Lee, VA as an instructor at the Petroleum and Water Department. Pastor Allen has been awarded the Army Achievement Medal, Army Accommodation Medal (5), Bronze Star Medal as well as numerous other awards.

Pastor Allen has also preached and taught at churches in Afghanistan and Iraq assisting Soldiers with motivation and spiritual guidance to help endure the hardships of being in a war zone. Under the preaching power of the Holy Spirit many lives have been changed and souls have been saved due to his obedience to God.

Pastor Allen currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Union Branch Baptist Church; Prince George, VA. Pastor Allen passion is developing and empowering youth and young adults to become devoted Christians to the Lord. While serving as an Associate Minister at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg, VA under Pastor Robert A. Diggs, Pastor Allen created and establish the Young Adult Ministry focusing on helping young adults through their transitions in life.

Pastor Allen is a graduate of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University with a Masters of Divinity. Pastor Allen is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Allen is married to the former Terra Cook of Cordova, AL. God has blessed them with three beautiful children: Alexandrea, Mekiyah and Marcus Jr.

Pastor Marcus Allen has a tremendous desire for God's word coupled with a love for God's people. He has a contagious spirit of generosity that flows through every facet of his ministry. He is passionate about proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, making the Word of God relevant in the lives of believers, and building the Kingdom of God in the congregation and community.