“Whatever you refuse to release, restricts your progress and retards your growth. When will you release what holds you back, so you can receive the new thing God has for your future?”
Jonathan W. Allen, Sr.
Pastor Jonathan W. Allen Sr. of Maryland’s Allen Ministries is committed to preaching the gospel and advancing the Kingdom of God through a variety of mission-based programs and impactful media projects. An award-winning small business entrepreneur and noted inspirational author as well, Pastor Allen co-founded Allen Ministries with Pastor Kimberly R. Allen, his wife of 32 years and partner for life. Together, the Allens continue to pursue their purpose and passion for working in the kingdom, fulfilling their motto so that “Souls Will Be Saved and Lives Will Be Changed.”
Pastor Jonathan Allen’s latest book “Release To Receive” (Xulon Press), published in January 2017, demonstrates his commitment to sharing the Good News in insightful new ways. Based on lessons from the biblical story of Hannah, “Release To Receive” shows readers how to enhance their faith, to overcome burdens, and create a gateway to the blessings God has in store for us all. The book includes 30 days of affirmations for readers to use to enhance their journey to transformation. “The central theme of ‘Release To Receive’ is based on identifying the things in our dark past that are hindering our bright future,” says Pastor Allen.
“Release To Receive” is Pastor Allen’s second book after “Not A Sermon, Just A Nugget” (Xulon Press), a weekly devotional that shares 52 biblical principles for readers to reflect on the Bible’s application to their ongoing walk with God. Both publications are available at Pastor Allen’s website jonathanallensr.com, Amazon.com, and other prominent booksellers.
Pastor Allen received his calling into ministry at a young age, and his faith in God and commitment to a life of ministry are what drive his pursuit of helping others and doing the work he has been appointed to complete. A native of Washington, D.C., Pastor Allen is a graduate of New York’s Nyack College Christian and Missionary Alliance, and is currently pursuing his Master of Arts degree in Divinity from Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA. He is also a busy and successful independent businessman. Currently President of Operations for FASTING Enterprises, founded by his son Jonathan Allen Jr., Pastor Allen has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as Prime Contractor of the Year; by Prince George’s County, Maryland, as Small Business of the Year; and by other local organizations for his outstanding business acumen and leadership.
Pastor Allen and his wife Pastor Kim have two sons and two grandchildren. They continue to contribute to the community of Prince George’s County, Maryland, through their spiritual and entrepreneurial projects.