Dr. Allen teaches Jesus and the Gospels, World Religions, Developing the Christian Mind, The History of the Christian Church, The History of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Prophetic Guidance in the Division of Religion.
He graduated with a Bachelor's degree from La Sierra University in 1975 and completed a Master of Divinity degree at Andrews University in 1979. He finished a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1991 and also received a Ph.D. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008.
Dr. Allen is the Chair of the Division of Religion. He is Secretary/Treasurer of the Association for Seventh-day Adventist Historians. Dr. Allen also plays the cello in the Golden Cords String Quartet and coordinates its activities.
Dr. Allen pastored in Northern California from 1976 to 1990. After spending three years at the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Church in Hong Kong, he pastored in Southern California until 2005.
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