Our Senior Pastor/Teacher – Rev. Wayne Allen, Sr.
Pastor Wayne Allen Sr. is a native of Hallandale Beach, FL and the 5th child born to the late Mr. Arthur Lee Allen and Mrs. Clara Mae Clark Allen. Pastor Allen is married to Jacqueline Johnson Allen and they are the proud parents of two adult sons, Wayne Allen, Jr. and Rashad Murdock, and grandparents of Wynter Nicole and Rashad, Jr.
Pastor Allen received his early education in the Broward County School system and is a proud graduate of Hallandale High School, class of 1981. He received his biblical and theological training from the University of Fort Lauderdale, Florida Bible College and the E.V. Hill Bible College in Miami, Florida.
Pastor Allen accepted Christ and was baptized at the age of thirteen at the Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Hallandale Beach, Florida. He received his call to the ministry at age 22 and he surrendered to the call at age 25. Since acknowledging his call, Pastor Allen has served dutifully and faithfully at EMBC as a Sunday School teacher; a leader in the Youth Department with the Joshua Generation and the Royal Ambassadors. He’s been an instructor in New Member Orientation; a member of the Male Choir and the Young Adult Choir; a member of the Grief Ministry; the EMBC Prison Ministry; and Director of the Men’s Ministry. Pastor Allen was ordained as a Deacon in 1997 and served in that capacity for two years before surrendering to his call to the ministry. From 2004 until the passing of Pastor Joe C. Johnson in May of 2018, Pastor Allen served attentively and faithfully as Associate Minister and Assistant Pastor.
Pastor Allen is serious about the Lord’s work. He has a passion for the youth and he is always encouraging them to be all that God has designed them to be. He is an ardent student of the Word, a perpetual proponent of prayer, a motivator and a powerful preacher who proclaims God’s Word with clarity and authority.