Pastor Allen and his wife Lisa moved to Tulare in the spring of '06 to be our pastor. Before coming to VCC he started out in ministry in 1993 at a large church in Houston, TX. Since then they moved out west and lived in the Bay Area for 13 years. During those years he worked as a full time Youth Pastor before he went back to get his pastoral degree at San Jose Christian College (now William Jessup Univeristy). Once he graduated, he worked for the college leading the students on several International mission trips and local outreaches. He also attended Western Seminary while working for the college. He has two kids - Brandon who was born in December 2010, and Grayson who was adopted in 2015.
Pastor Allen loves photography, how the history of the Holy Lands relates to our everyday lives, and God's creation of the Hawaiian Islands.
Lisa has been married to Pastor Allen over 24 years. She attended University of Houston and graduated with her engineering degree before receiving her master's degree at University of Nebraska. She works as an Ergonomics Consultant (keeping employees healthy at work). She has also been on multiple mission trips around the world. In her spare time she enjoys baking and scrapbooking. They have two kids - Brandon who was born in December 2010, and Grayson who was adopted in 2015.
Worship Leader & Youth
Nicole was born and raised in Tulare, graduating from Union. She went on and graduated Cum Laude from Fresno Pacific with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts, emphasis on teaching. She has been involved in church from a young age, though she has only been at VCC since 2011. She has one daughter, Juliet, born in 2010. If you want to get on her good side just bribe her with Dr. Pepper.