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Allen, Dr. Wayne L.

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September 21, 1929 - June 4, 2012

Allen, Dr. Wayne L.

Dr. Wayne Allen went to be with his Lord on June 4, 2012 in Carrollton, Texas. He was born September 21, 1929 at Indian Creek, Texas to Ludlow and Mattie Allen, and he joined them in heaven at the age of 82.

He is survived by his spouse of 60 years, Theresa, three children , Steve , Sunni , and Grant and their spouses, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Howard Payne University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Southwestern Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree, and received a Doctorate of Divinity degree from Dallas Baptist University.
Dr. Allen served as senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Carrollton, Texas for 34 years. After retiring from that position in 1999, he served as the Dallas Baptist Association/ Dallas Baptist University liaison, as well as being a part-time professor in the College of Christian Faith at DBU until February, 2012. He also served as trustee on numerous boards including Southwestern Seminary and Dallas Baptist University.

The visitation/reception with the family will be Sunday evening, June 10, from 5-7 pm in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church, Carrollton, Texas. The funeral service will be held Monday, June 11, at 10 am at First Baptist Church, Carrollton. Because of Dr. Allen

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Jess Nicastro

June 06, 2012 5:17PM

He touched my life in the most important way. I will always remember Brother Allen.

Don & Blanche Herweck

June 06, 2012 5:01PM

You have our love & prayers during this time.

Charles and Ann Black

June 06, 2012 3:09AM

We will always remember Bro. Allen as a pastor, not just a preacher because he was always there for those who needed him. He baptized our three children and spoke at our son's funeral words that brought peace, comfort,and some humor too.

May Theresa and family even while missing him deeply, feel that peace and comfort too.

Bob Lange

June 05, 2012 8:28PM

Brother Allen always had time for anyone in need. I remember my youngest years, how difficult they were for me. He would always take the time to share, he was genuine, kind, and will be missed by everyone who ever met him. I remember the times when I thought there was no good in the world, and Brother Allen came to mind, and my heart softened as I knew God answered my doubts thru him.

Joe Garrison

June 05, 2012 7:40PM

My family started attending First Baptist of Carrollton back in the 1960's when the main campus was on Erie in old Carrollton. Dr. Allen was truly an inspirational man. Thank you Brother Allen and condolences to the Allen Family.

Bernice Nicastro

June 05, 2012 7:31PM

I wish to extend my sympathy and condolences to this wonderful family. I have happy memories of the years my children were privileged to grow up in this environment.
Thank you for being a big part of our lives.

Rick and Jan Loy

June 05, 2012 6:21PM

What a precious, powerful and joyous life God gave us all in Dr. Allen!

David Guthrie

June 05, 2012 4:30PM

Sorry to hear about Dr.Allen you are in my prayers.

Sherrie Martin daughter of C.A.Martin

June 05, 2012 3:28PM

If you can believe that heaven gan get better, well it has with Dr. Allen there.

Mr & Mrs Erasmo Lopez

June 05, 2012 3:23PM

We offer condolences and our sympathies to Teresa, the family, and the FBCC family. We were pleased to hear Pastor Allen on several occasions. These were memorable! He was so full of life and vitality that he was able to lift us emotionally and spiritually with his sermons. He will be greatly missed by the body. But we are pleased to think of him with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for eternity! We look forward to knowing him more fully eventually. May the Lord bless you all.

Diane Carruth Wysocki

June 05, 2012 2:52PM

Mrs. Allen, Steve, Sunni and Grant,
You all have my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Brother Allen. He was the finest christian man it has ever been my priviledge to know and he made a profound impact on my life and so many others. May God Bless and Keep You All.

Dana Campbell

June 05, 2012 2:46PM

Brother Allen played such an influential role in the early development of my spiritual life. There are not many memories of my childhood that do not involve First Baptist Church in Carrollton. So thankful for his godly leadership and faithful preaching of God's Word. I am saddened, but rejoicing that he is in the presence of his Lord whom he loved and served so devotedly. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Much love,

Dana Braden Campbell

Kimberly Weinert

June 05, 2012 1:38PM

My heart goes out to you all. Dr. Allen was a inspiration to me and Steve my late husband when we attending First Baptist Church. I know he will be missed but he is in heaven now with no more pain and suffering. I am praying you and your family in the few days ahead> May God be with you all.

Matt and Rebecca West

June 05, 2012 12:54PM

Such a wonderful servant of His Lord.

Don & Diane Albrecht

June 05, 2012 12:47PM

We send our sincere sympathy. Dr. Allen will always be our Pastor and FBCC will always be our home church, no matter where we live. Wonderful memories of Dr. Allen and Theresa at youth camp in Oklahoma. He had his tee shirt sleeves cut off and used them as a doo rag head band.

Lisa Doyle

June 04, 2012 10:58PM

Dr. Allen baptized me and I learned under him for many years. He was a great man of God. He will be missed by all.

John P. Brooks

June 04, 2012 1:57PM

"Well done thy good and faithful servant!" Thank You Dr. Allen for all of your great service to our Christian community. God Bless Sister Allen and all the Allen Family.
John P. Brooks