Pastor Allen grew up just off Georgetown RD. in East Canton. He is a 1978 graduate of East Canton High School. In 1989, yes 11 years after high school graduation he went to Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana. After graduation in 1993 Allen attended Bethany Theological Seminary; both schools are affiliated with the Church of the Brethren, and Pastor Allen is ordained in the Church of the Brethren with duel standing in the United Church of Christ. It is great to be back in the area only 30 miles from where he grew up.