Darrell Allen

Darrell Allen, a retired veteran searching for community and connection, walked into our Long Beach gathering in 2018. After encountering the love of Christ, he had a desire to be baptized and searched many different churches but was turned down by each one. After hearing our announcement about baptisms at our gathering one night, he asked “Is there any reason I couldn’t be baptized?” (Acts 8:36)

He was committed to attending our gatherings and soon after, he was baptized by Pastor Laura and her husband Tim. In response to his newfound hope in Christ and faith community with us, he gives a portion of his Veteran benefits to the ministry each month and continues to attend our Long Beach gatherings. He is overjoyed to this day that nothing stood in the way of him being baptized.