Phil Allen

I love long walks on the beach (okay-- not long, and not really walking, more like sitting). I have been married since 2006, I have two wondeful sons, a daughter and a crazy cat! I have been in youth ministry since 2001 and love figuring out what it means to love God, love my family and to love students! I thoroughly enjoy cooking and I will cook for you anytime-- just buy the food, tell me what we are having and I will make it for you! Here is my story in 140 characters or less: I am a Christ Follower, a husband, a father, a youth pastor & a goof. Every once in a while, life gets messy and the order gets messed up-- but that is life.  
 
As the Director of Student Ministries I am responsible for all things youth ministry for 5th - 12th grade students! My number one job is to equip the church to engage students where they are at so that they truly understand what it means to Connect with God in worship, Grow in their faith through a small group, Serve inside and outside of the church, and Go in their faith, sharing the love of Jesus with the people around them.  We do this by asking our leaders to do two things: Love God and Love students. I want to see change happen in this young generation and I truly believe that only happens through a church that engages the heart of God and the hearts of students!