Pastor for Preaching and Vision
Dr. Ron Allen was born to Christian parents in Smithfield, NC. He grew up in Garner, NC, graduating from Garner Senior High School in 1978. He accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at the age of nine and was baptized by immersion shortly thereafter.
The Lord led Pastor Allen to enroll in Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC where he began to train for the ministry. He received his Bachelor's degree in Bible in 1982 and a Master of Arts in Theology in 1984. While in college, Ron met Janice Hoxey of Allen Park, MI. Janice graduated from Bob Jones University with a BSN in 1983. Ron and Janice were married on July 30, 1983. The Allens have four children, Jonathan (married to Lauren), Jessica, Jordan (married to Shannon), and Jennifer, and two grandchildren, Ellie and Kate.
In 1982, Pastor Allen began serving as a dormitory supervisor at BJU and in 1987 joined the staff at Bob Jones Academy teaching Bible as well as studying for his M.Div. degree which he obtained in 1989. During this time Janice taught in the nursing department at Bob Jones University. In 1993 the Lord led the Allens to transfer to Marquette Manor Baptist Academy in Downers Grove, IL, where Pastor Allen served as school administrator. He also continued his education by working on a doctoral degree. He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Bob Jones University in 1997. That same year, the Lord led Dr. Allen to Bible Baptist Church. He served as co-pastor for two years under the leadership of Dr. James Phillips. Dr. Phillips retired in August of 1999, and Pastor Allen became the senior pastor.
Pastor Allen has a heart for the ministry of Bible Baptist Church. He says, "My goal for Bible Baptist Church is that we will glorify the Lord by exalting His name in our pulpit ministry, by singing His praise in our music ministry, by reaching the Charlotte community in our outreach ministry, and by emulating His Son in our daily lives. My prayer is that Bible Baptist Church will always be a lighthouse for proclaiming the Word to the world."