Before leaving the mass media industry to dedicate his full-time energies to preaching, Allan enjoyed a 16-year career in sports radio --- reporting, anchoring sportscasts, hosting talk shows and, ultimately, gaining the Sports Director’s position at KRLD in Dallas. After finally submitting to God’s long-time call, Allan earned a Master’s Degree in Theology at Austin Graduate School of Theology while serving as the Associate Minister at the Marble Falls Church of Christ. By God’s grace and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Allan began his full-time preaching work at the Legacy Church of Christ in North Richland Hills in June 2007. He began working at Central in September 2011.
Allan is a graduate of Dallas Christian High School and Oklahoma Christian University. He and his wife of 30 years, Carrie-Anne, have three daughters, Whitney, Valerie, and Carley. Allan enjoys reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Eugene Peterson. He’s passionate about Texas history, Dr Pepper, and the Lord’s Supper. His preaching emphasizes the grace and mercy of God, the blessing of Christian community, and the sanctification of the saints. And he suffers with a complex love/hate relationship with the Dallas Cowboys.