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Meeting Rev. JD Allen

Over the next four weeks, you will be reading excerpts from our new minister’s biography. It will tell of his Christian journey so far, his beliefs and about his family.

I grew up in The Colony and graduated from The Colony High School. High school and church is where I met my wife Katy Allen. Katy is an elementary teacher. She is soon to be certified as a language therapist and is this week receiving her Masters in Education for Curriculum and Instruction. She has a passion for the faith development of youth and is a novice guitarist. We are blessed with two children: Ava (13) and Gaje (11).

I originally trained for ministry as a Baptist minister-in-training at George W. Truett Seminary at Baylor University where I received my M.Div. Following a faith shift during and after seminary and a sojourn from ministry, my family joined the First United Methodist Church in The Colony in 2008. A few years later, the call to ministry reemerged and I began the journey toward my ordination in 2015, including attending Perkins School of Theology where I received a Masters of Theological Studies.

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