Co Pastor

Allen Townsend, Co Pastor
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Allen is a 1986 graduate from Roane County High School and 1990 graduate from Middle Tennessee State University. He spent 10 years in the United States Air Force as a pilot that took him to 33 different countries around the world.  In 1997, Allen surrendered to the call to preach. After his commitment to the military came to an end in 2000, he began pastoring his first church in Pensacola, FL. He was there for 6 years before sensing a call from God to be a part of church planting.  Allen then moved to Lenoir City, TN and planted a new church along with a new business, Brown Cup Coffee Company located in the heart of Lenoir City. He pastored that church for 6 years until he had to close the business.
Allen is excited to be part of the Impact Team. He has planned and led mission trips all around the world and will help Impact Church develop a strategic mission strategy to help us Impact the World for Christ. Allen attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from 2000 until 2006 working on his Master’s of Divinity in North American Mission’s Church Planting.  Allen has been married to his wife Melanie for 22 years. They have 4 children, Brandon, Caelan, Rowan and Torin.