Bishop Glenn Bernard Allen, Sr.
was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 13, 1961. He is the oldest of three sons and credits his mother for the foundation of instilling Christian principles in him and his brothers at a very young age.
At the age of 19, Bishop Allen accepted his call to minister the Gospel from Isaiah 61:1-3. In 1983, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern University in New Orleans while simultaneously attending Union Baptist Theological Seminary.
Through being obedient to his calling, in 1986, Bishop Allen was ordained and elected to pastor the Seventh Star Missionary Baptist Church where he was the youngest Pastor in the city of New Orleans. Having faithfully served there for two years, Bishop Allen’s season as Seventh Star’s Pastor ended. He then began to serve under his mentor Bishop Robert C. Blakes Sr. While under Bishop Blakes’ tutelage, he served as Administrative Pastor of New Home Hammond from 1988 to 1993.
God continued to elevate Bishop Allen and in 1993 he was elected as the Senior Pastor of the Original Morning Star Full Gospel Baptist Church. Gifted with wisdom and insight, Bishop Allen was a founding Pastor and officer of Full Gospel Fellowship where he served as both District and State Treasurer under Bishop Paul S. Morton.
Having a commitment to his calling and trusting God, Pastor Allen stepped out on faith and in 1997, founded New Life Ministries, in uptown New Orleans.
Blessing the city of New Orleans and growing New Life to over 700 members, Bishop Allen was at the pinnacle of his ministry; but in August 2005, God had another plan. While Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, God told Bishop Allen it was time for him to move his ministry. Not fully understanding God’s instructions but being obedient, he and his family packed everything they owned and relocated to Fayetteville, Georgia.
Nearly 500 miles away from home and with only 4 members Bishop Allen relied on the promises of God. Through Bishop Allen’s constant determination, dedication, and diligence, God grew New Life Ministries exceedingly and abundantly and New Life Ministries made a solid mark in Fayetteville, GA. As the ministry continued to flourish and grow, God gave Bishop Allen directions that it was time to change New Life’s name; so, in December 2008 New Life Ministries name changed to Destiny Christian Center International. Today Destiny Christian Center International has grown to over four hundred members and is constantly and consistently growing daily. In 2019, Pastor Allen was Consecrated to Bishop. With over forty years of experience in ministry, Bishop Allen has appeared on several national programs, preached all over the world, and acts as a source of spiritual guidance for Pastors all over the country.
Bishop Allen was featured on the cover of Faith & Soul News Magazine in the September 2015 issue and has been featured in Essence Magazine and many other publications. Adding to his numerous accolades, in September 2015, Bishop Allen was a recipient of the Gospel Choice Award.
Bishop Allen has blossomed in his calling and operates in the anointing of Pastor, Teacher, Apostle, and Prophet and God still has more work for him to do. God has given Bishop Allen vision for the Destiny Dome, Destiny Village, Destiny Academy, and Destiny Houston and Bishop Allen will not rest until God’s promises come to pass. His motto is “We Will Not Be Denied”.
In addition to his many ministry successes, his greatest accomplishment is being the father of five wonderful children, Kimberly, Jewel, Faith, Glenn, and Zoe.