Elder for Preaching and Teaching
My name is Brian Allen and I’m the lead pastor/elder of Providence Baptist Church in Beaumont, TX. I’m married to an amazing lady named Kendall Allen who loves God, loves people, and loves me and our four children (Adley, Micah, Joanna, and Lydia). I grew up in Jasper, TX and later graduated from Texas A&M where I met Kendall (who’s also an Aggie). I moved to the Beaumont area after graduation and worked for ExxonMobil for 10 years and now work for Indorama (previously Huntsman) in Port Neches, TX. I believe God gave me faith and saved my soul when I was six years old through the discipleship of my parents, grandparents, and extended family. I have taught Bible studies and led small groups since college. But in 2016, God gave Kendall and I a son with a severe heart defect. He lived 77 days in the CVICU at Texas Children’s Hospital. Through his short life God revealed so much about Himself to us and worked powerfully through us. He sustained our faith through our deepest sufferings. And out of the ashes of losing a son, He placed a calling on my life to help people know this God through devoting my life to implanting the truths of His word deep into people’s hearts. Along with God’s work through my son, in 2015 God providentially placed me in an office right next to Ryan Thompson who was a bi-vocational pastor planting Cornerstone Church in Nederland, TX. God used Ryan to disciple me and show me the beauty (and suffering) of church planting. He used Ryan to give me a category I never had in my mind before: Pastoring a church bi-vocationally, while sharing that shepherding responsibility with other elders. Since early 2018 we’ve been praying about and moving toward planting a church in the Beaumont area. God has brought together an amazing core team and has provided a godly co-elder in Erik Morgan. We are continuing to train and equip our team to plant Providence Baptist Church in Beaumont, TX, in the fall of 2020 if the Lord wills. I praise God for the privilege and responsibility of leading a people toward infinite joy forever in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit!
Hi, I am a lay Elder of Providence Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas. I am blessed to be married to my wife, Katelyn, who is one of the most gracious, loving and hospitable women I have ever met. We have three amazing children, Essie, Ezra and Emmitt! I am thankful the Lord has allowed our family to live in Beaumont and to be a part of this church plant. I believe the Lord has uniquely equipped our church with Brian as the lead teaching and preaching Elder and it is my absolute pleasure to serve alongside of him and help shepherd the flock the Lord has entrusted into our care.
I have lived in Beaumont since approx. 2004 and attended Lamar University. I am a small business owner and love to spend my time with my family and with people from the church.