Eric Allen joined the staff of the Kentucky Baptist Convention in August of 2000 after serving 22 years on the staff of four different Kentucky Baptist churches in Henderson, Campbellsville, Lebanon and Louisville.
As Missions Mobilization Team Leader, Eric oversees the work of the North American Mission Board career-appointed missionaries serving in Kentucky; volunteer mobilization; disaster relief; associations and directors of missions; mission strategies; partnerships, church and community ministries; and hunger relief.
Eric has served in many interim positions in Kentucky churches and is a frequent speaker at conferences and retreats. He also enjoys leading inspiring and God-honoring worship.
While he enjoys spending time with his family, working in the yard, playing guitar and watching movies with his wife, Eric's greatest joy is helping believers find satisfaction and fulfillment by using their gifts and talents in service with God.
Eric and his wife, Sherry, live in Shelbyville, Ky. They have two grown daughters and two grandchildren. Eric is a graduate of Campbellsville College (now-University) and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Eric often blogs about missions, missions strategies and ministry opportunities at KYandBeyond.org.