Too excited ….
The past year has been an amazing time in my life, as I have just turned 59 years old and pushing that BIG 6-0, and have just celebrated 33 years of marriage to my Best Friend. I’m seeing God move in my life like no other time. Now don’t get me wrong we have seen God move and had lots of great ministry opportunities over the years.
However, now just seems like that TIME of Great Opportunities …
In June of 2018 I was given the privilege to become the Chaplain at Summit Behavioral Healthcare (State of Ohio Dept of Mental Health Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio) a full-time position ministering to both the patients and staff.
Four years ago, the Lord directed my wife Lee and I to Grace Church of the Valley an awesome church with some of the most amazing people. Shortly, after starting at GCOTV Pastor Roger Webb asked me to be President of GCOTV School of Ministry (https://gcotv.com/connect/school-of-ministry/) . We are now coming up on completing our third year and having our 2nd Graduation with a told of 7 graduates (with last years graduation and this years). We have also gone global …
Wow never thought we would see this opportunity to impact the world … Just two months ago (February 2019) we published “The Study in the Life of Christ & the Gospels” and made it FREE to pastors, churches, colleges, and other ministries through out Africa. We simply contacted many of the folks I have on my LinkedIn and Facebook accounts and asked them if they wanted it. The response was amazing; within two months we have students completing the course in Liberia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Eritreans. With at least 70 students working on the course and that number could be higher. We have recently reached out to individuals with connections in India, Haiti, Nepal, Pakistani, Argentine, and other countries. We can’t wait to see what God does. When the individual completes the course of study either individuality or as a group, they receive a “Certificate of Completion” from GCOTV School of Ministry.
Another great opportunity for us at GCOTV School of Ministry our Pastor/Chancellor Dr. Roger Webb will be in Kenya this summer ministering to a group of pastors and upon completion of the program we will grant them a Certificate of Completion in Excellence of Christian Leadership. We have also received invitations (not yet accepted) to minister in Uganda. I’m sure there will be other invitations over time.
Friends, we do have a Prayer Request, over the years the Lord has continued to lay on my heart the pastors and ministers of the Appalachian Region of America, in providing educational opportunities to individuals that are seeking help in better communicating God’s word. We are currently seeking to partner with churches or ministries to accomplish this vision. Please pray God open’s the perfect connection.
Of course, I continue to serve on the Faculty and Board of Aidan University in Jacksonville, FL and as an Adjunct Faculty of New Life Temple Bible College (Cincinnati, Ohio) … Wow I sound busy! But it is about the fun of serving Christ and impacting lives with the Gospel ….
Do me a HUGE Favor …
Pray that God gives us opportunities to impact the World even more!
Rev. Don Allen, Jr. PhD
If you know of someone that would like to partner with us on the “Study in the Life of Christ and the Gospels” please have them contact me @