Pastor Troy Cornelius Allen was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He is the youngest of five children. He attended Park Windsor Baptist Church, where he was baptized at the tender age of seven. He received his Christian education through the various ministries of the church. Pastor Allen accepted the call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ on May 6, 1990. He was licensed in 1993.
In 1993, Pastor Allen graduated from Arizona State University, Phoenix and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. In 2001, he graduated summa cum laude from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff receiving his Master of Education / Counseling degree.
In 1997, Pastor Allen was ordained and called to Pastor South Mountain Baptist Church.
In 2003, Pastor Allen responded to the Lord’s direction and moved his family to Temecula, CA and served as Pastor of By His Spirit Christian Fellowship in Los Angeles, CA., following the passing of his brother.
Pastor Allen has always had a passion for Christ and for obeying God’s will for his life. In 2009, with the support of his beautiful wife, and five children, God called Pastor Allen back to South Mountain Baptist Church; where he has continued to minister, win the lost, encourage and develop others spiritually, and to extend our ministries and mission all for the glory of God.
Pastor Allen Pastor serves as an Adjunct Professor at Maricopa Community College for 16 years, and currently serves over the Social Justice Ministry with the Salt River Fellowship.