Apostle Dr. Debra Allen is a native of El Dorado, Arkansas and lived in Blytheville, Arkansas for 20 years before moving to Florida. In 1995, God divinely orchestrated her move to Florida to take an administrative position with Broward Community College. The move was strategically designed for Apostle Allen to learn about the community in which she was to establish a church.
In 1999, Apostle Allen accepted the call to pastor and founded New Hope World Outreach in Florida. The church was born out of dedication and faithfulness to God and His gifting. As an apostle and church planter, Dr. Allen provides oversight to the Sanctuary International Ministries, Zoar International Ministries and New Hope World Outreach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and New Hope World Outreach campuses in Swainsboro, Georgia and Fairburn, Georgia.
Apostle Allen is also a leader in the faith-based movement strategically positioning churches, ministries, and other nonprofit organizations to work with individuals, families, and communities. As CEO. of New Hope World Outreach, Inc., Debra Allen Ministries, Inc., and Destiny Christian University, Inc. (DCU), Apostle Allen provides guidance and oversight of the organizations to ensure that the goals of service and outreach are met.
Apostle Allen's greatest love is the study and teaching of the Word of God and imparting her love of the Word to her students. Over the years, Apostle Allen has been instrumental in establishing educational institutions such as Plantation Christian University (PCU) (now the University of Ft. Lauderdale), Haiti Tech, a technical education center in Port Au Prince Haiti and Destiny Christian University.
As a motivational speaker and facilitator, Dr. Allen has conducted seminars on grant writing, nonprofit matters, strategic planning, leadership development, building relationships, church governance, and church management. Apostle Allen also ministers and teaches seminars on the Holy Spirit, faith, intercessory prayer, spiritual warfare, deliverance and many other topics.
Apostle Allen is the proud mother of two beautiful and successful daughters, Dr. Stephanie Jones, a veterinarian in Ft. Lauderdale and Dr. Chandria Jones a senior director and research analyst at Westat in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She now has the joy of raising her niece, Diondra who came to live with her in 2011 after the death of her grandmother and Apostle Allen's sister. Each of the girls is active in ministry and supports the efforts of Apostle Allen.
To contact Apostle Allen, call 954-463-3818.