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Dr. Richie Allen is the Executive Director of LINC-UP Missions. He earned his bachelor of theology degree from the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville. He also holds a master of divinity with biblical languages and a doctor of ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Dr. Allen has served as pastor of churches in Mississippi and Florida. In 2007, he was called from the First Baptist Church of Hilliard, Florida, to serve as a missionary and mission mobilizer with LINC-UP Missions.
Richie’s unique position in ministry gives him a good perspective of ministry on both sides of the cultural fence. He is able to give helpful insight into gospel presentation and effective ministry methodologies on the missionary front and the US home front.
His pastor’s heart and experience couples with missionary zeal to create a hybrid ministry position which he calls a “passionary.” This part-pastor and part-missionary mentality blends the often divergent roles of the pastor and the missionary. His credentials give him the ability to speak as a pastor and missionary to the issues that both plague and bless us on both sides of the cultural fence.
When not on the mission field, Richie and his wife, Heather, reside in Dothan, Alabama. They are the parents of two adult sons, Kyle and Clint.
His book “Playing Both Sides of the Fence” will be available.